Private swing dancing classes, Demos, Choreography & more | Swingland Dance co.

Swingland - Private hire

Established in 1998, Swingland Ltd. is run by Martin Ellis who has been dancing, teaching, and performing Lindy hop ("Jitterbug" or "Jive") and related Swing Era dances since the early 1990s.

Over the years Swingland has grown steadily into a small team of very experienced teachers and event organisers, all driven by our passion for swing music and dancing.

Hire Swingland

Private classes · Demos · Choreography & more

For further information on any of the below please contact Martin.

Private dance classes

We are available for private dance classes for couples and small groups. If you're looking for some help to move your dancing along, with a specific step or technique, or just want a class for you and your friends, we can help. Private classes are especially suited to couples getting married who want something special for their "first dance", or just to feel comfortable dancing together - see below. Prices start at £90 for an hour's tuition at one of our regular venues, and generally take place early evening before the group classes.

Wedding dances

Preparing for your wedding dance? We can help! The style doesn't have to be swing in particular - we concentrate on helping you dance well together whatever your choice of music. For those who are looking specifically for swing/Lindy hop we can of course help with anything from a simple, stylish routine, to a full-on dance.

Private parties

A fun beginners swing dance class is a great ice-breaker at birthday parties and weddings, especially where the theme is 1920s, 30s or 40s, and can also be a fun afternoon option for a hen party. We can also provide recorded music of the era and have contacts with some fantastic swing bands too!

Corporate/team-building and schools

We can provide anything from a fun class at the office Christmas party to team-building exercises based around swing dancing, plus dance demonstrations and performances. We can also teach in schools and have teachers with DBS clearance.

Film, TV and video

We can provide swing, jive and Lindy hop dancers, choreography and training for film, TV and video.


We are available for festivals and shows - classes, dance demonstrations and performances.

Dance camps, weekends and workshops

With over 20 years professional teaching experience, Swingland founder and director Martin Ellis is available for specialist Lindy hop tuition at swing dance camps, weekends and workshops. He also has a substantial collection of swing music and an excellent reputation as a swing DJ.