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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!

South London SwingFest 2020

Saturday 11 April to Sunday 12 April 2020 - South London SwingFest 2020 @ The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD

Established in 2015, South London SwingFest is an annual festival of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing at The Bedford, Balham in the heart of South London.  We have the most amazing weekend of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing lined up for you as we take over The Bedford for the Easter holiday!
For details and booking see www.swingfest.org.uk.

BOOK NOW

In line with official government advice re COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all our classes and dancing are now closed until further notice. Stay safe, look after your families, friends & neighbours - and see you on the other side.

Thursday 2 April

A-Train - classes and dancing

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

7.45pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.45pm Dancing/practice

9.15pm Intermediates Lindy hop class

9.15pm Beginners follow-up/improvers class

10.00pm Music and dancing

Sunday 5 April

Swingland Twickenham - class and dancing

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

Monday 6 April

No Brixton classes for now

Brixton classes (Mondays) are closing during the Covid-19 outbreak - back as soon as possible!  Currently all our other regular weekly classes and dancing are running.

Tuesday 7 April

C Jam - classes and dancing

Classes and dancing at South London's Premier - and longest running - Swing Dance Night! Every Tuesday
This Tuesday come and learn the Big Apple - classic jazz routine. I figure we'll need something non-contact that takes a decent amount of weeks to teach so Big Apple it is. Come and have some fun!
Beginners swing class first with no need to rotate partners unless you want to, then Big Apple.
See you at The Bedford!

Wednesday 8 April

Swingland Windsor - classes

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 9 April

A-Train - classes and dancing

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

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