Swingland runs monthly swing dance workshops on Sunday mornings at The Hammersmith Club, London W6. Advance booking is required.
About our workshops
Our workshops are designed to progress and improve your dancing with in-depth technique and styling points. The numbers are limited so that we can give you more individual attention than in our regular group classes. Often as you are learning you will reach a plateau - for example, when moving from beginners to intermediates classes - and this is where a workshop can really help move your dancing to the next level!
Workshops are limited to 40 people maximum and everyone is welcome. No partner is required (we rotate partners throughout the workshop), but if you do have a partner you may stay together if preferred.
Our Hammersmith workshops are taught by Swingland founder Martin Ellis, with A-Train teaching partner Liza Patoux, or guest teachers on occasion.
Beginners/improvers workshops - Lindy hop
Covering fundamental Lindy hop steps and rhythms, these workshops are an excellent introduction to the dance, as well as a great way to consolidate your basics.
Intermediates workshops - Lindy hop
For those with good knowledge of Lindy hop fundamentals, these workshops will stretch you. You'll need to be familiar with steps like the swing out, Lindy turn and partnered Lindy hop Charleston.
Advanced workshops - Lindy hop
You'll need to be an experienced swing dancer to take these. Fast routines, advanced techniques and more!
Other swing dance styles
Occasionally we will run a workshop covering another style - Charleston, or an authentic jazz dance routine for example.
Prices and booking
Please see dates/booking for workshop dates and levels coming up, as well as prices and booking. Pre-booking is essential.
Dates/schedule, prices & booking
Sunday 28 January 2024
Workshop - Beginners swing dance (Lindy hop), 10:30am to 12:30pm
This workshop is aimed at those who are looking to kick off their swing dancing (Lindy hop) with a fun and informative workshop, or to consolidate their basics. No partner needed (we rotate throughout) - although you may stay together if you do have a partner. Expect to have lots of fun - and a few challenges! Teachers - Martin and TBC
10.30am - Lindy hop for beginnersKick off your swing dancing, or consolidate your basics!
£25 (£20 concessions*) per person - please book here. We will also accept Swingland Class Cards (2 vouchers per person) - please e-mail us to book if you want to use class vouchers.
*Concession prices where offered are valid for current NUS or Equity members - please show your membership card at the door.
Workshops start and finish promptly at the advertised times. If you're running a bit late, please do join in and do your best to catch up - but we can't run past the finish time.
How to get to our Hammersmith workshops
The Hammersmith Club
The Hammersmith Club is a stunning period dance hall in the heart of West London.
The Hammersmith Club is at 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH.
The Hammersmith Club is a real gem of a venue - a recently-renovated period dance hall with a great dance floor and plenty of original features. The bar in the dance hall is open for drinks and snacks (crisps etc.) throughout the evening.
Entrance is via the large gate (pictured) then the new entrance porch to the left of the dance hall. NB the car park is private and must not be used.
From the river - The Hammersmith Club is located on Rutland Grove, very close to Hammersmith Bridge. Rutland Grove is one street back from the Thames waterfront (Lower Mall) with its historic pubs and rowing clubs. To the East the Thames Path winds along the river to the City, and to the West the waterfront stretches as far as Chiswick Eyot. If you are walking from Lower Mall take Mall Road next to the Rutland Arms pub and turn right into Rutland Grove. The entrance to The Hammersmith Club will be on your right.
By tube - Piccadilly, District or Hammermsith & City Lines to Hammersmith, 5-10 minutes walk. From the tube exit cross towards King Street and then walk up Blacks Road into Hammersmith Bridge Road - Rutland Grove is the last turning on the right before the river/bridge. Alternatively walk up King Street and turn left opposite Primark then continue straight (Bridge Ave then Bridge View after crossing under the flyover) until you reach Rutland Grove - look for Digby Mansions ahead of you. Turn right into Rutland Grove and the entrance to the venue is on your left nestled between smart townhouses.
By bus - any bus to Hammersmith Bridge - there is a stop right at the end of Rutland Grove.
By car - Just off the A4, Hammersmith is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is free parking on Lonsdale Road just the other side of Hammersmith Bridge from the venue, and in some local streets. Livat car park is just off King Street 5 minutes walk from the venue - open 24/7 and very good value for up to 4 hours. Please note that parking outside the venue in Rutland Grove is very restricted, and is metered until 10pm.
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Venue website www.hammersmithclub.co.uk/
Example videos of previous workshops. Workshop content varies and is always designed for the level of those attending at any particular point in time.