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Don't miss our legendary live music nights!

The connection between live music and swing dancing is steeped in history. As the dance evolved in the ballrooms of 1920s and 30s Harlem, the dancers and musicians inspired each other. It was at The Savoy that the best dancers took Lindy hop to its greatest heights, driven on by - and in turn influencing - the finest jazz musicians of the great Big Bands on the two alternating bandstands.

At Swingland we believe in supporting good live music and we put on live bands at our nights as often as costs allow.

We only book bands that really swing - comprised of some of the very best of today's musicians, many of them regulars in West End shows, all highly regarded in the world of jazz and swing.


Live music events in the diary

Shown below are live music events currently scheduled for the next twelve months - for any dates already in the diary after that, please see our calendar. Keep checking back as new dates are added all the time!

The 1931 Club @ The Bedford

Sunday 9 February 2020 - The 1931 Club @ The Bedford @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD

Swingland proudly presents a night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!

With live swing from The Peter Long Quartet

Just turn up

The 1931 Club @ The Bedford

Sunday 8 March 2020 - The 1931 Club @ The Bedford @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD

Swingland proudly presents a night for the discerning music lover and all-round hep-cat!

With live swing from The Palace Avenue Quartet

Just turn up

South London SwingFest 2019

Friday 10 April to Sunday 12 April 2020 - South London SwingFest 2019 @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD

South London SwingFest was inaugurated in 2015 and was such a success that it's now an annual event! For details and booking see www.swingfest.org.uk.

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday 18 January

Half-day workshop - Lindy hop fundamentals (beginners/improvers)

A 2-hour intensive (but fun!) workshop covering Lindy hop fundamentals - master the 8-count basics - Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle.

Half-day workshop - Lindy hop variations (improvers/intermediates)

A 2-hour intensive (but fun!) workshop covering essential Lindy hop variations. Moving on from the Swing Out, Lindy Turn and Circle we'll look at some 'standard' variations and some useful techniques.

Sunday 19 January

Swingland Twickenham - class and dancing

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

Elysian Den

Sunday night vintage dance party with beginners swing dance class and over 2 hours of dancing to top swing DJs and occasional live band!

Monday 20 January

Swingland Brixton - classes

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

Tuesday 21 January

C Jam - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at South London's Premier - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! Every Tuesday

Wednesday 22 January

Swingland Windsor - classes

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 23 January

A-Train - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at West London`s Premier Swing Dance Night! Every Thursday

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