Swing out!

What to wear

Advice on shoes, clothes and dress code

Drop-in classes

Please wear what you will feel comfortable dancing in - but bear in mind that most of our drop-in classes are held in bars, clubs and pubs so please wear something appropriate for an evening in that type of venue. We recommend loose clothing with plenty of room to move and flat shoes rather than heels.

For the classes at our regular club nights (C Jam and A-Train), an effort is always appreciated but jeans, t-shirts etc. are absolutely fine - if you like to dress retro or vintage that is great and there are some people that do so regularly so you certainly won't feel out of place - but most people don't unless it is a special night.

Workshops

For workshops we suggest loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes. For beginners, plimsoles, trainers or ordinary everyday flat shoes are fine but make sure you can twist and turn (pivot) in them - you don't want anything that sticks to the floor. Shoes should be clean and non-marking. For airsteps workshops follows should bring a long-sleeved top. As you are dancing with partners, shorts and vest-tops are not appropriate.

Friday and Saturday evenings

At our weekend nights people generally make more of an effort to dress smartly.

Unless specifically stated, vintage or retro attire is not necessary (and in any case, smart modern is always an option). Gentlemen will usually wear a shirt rather than t-shirt, and many will wear a jacket and/or tie. Ladies a dress or skirt/trousers and a top and shoes with a small heel or smart flats.

The Winter Swing Ball and The Summer Swing Ball

Vintage or retro attire is not necessary but a touch of vintage glamour/sparkle (or smart modern) would be appreciated!

Gentlemen we suggest wear a shirt rather than t-shirt, with a jacket and/or tie. Ladies a dress or skirt/trousers and a top and shoes with a small heel or smart flats.

No jeans/t-shirts or trainers please.

The Savoy Ball

This is one night where jeans/t-shirts and trainers etc. are strictly off-limits and will be refused entry!

This is the night to put on your glad rags - vintage/retro or smart modern (Black Tie/evening dress).

It's all part of the fun and helps make this once-a-year extravaganza extra-special!

Thursday 21 February

A-Train

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

7.45-8.45pm Beginners Lindy hop class

8.45-9.15pm Dancing/practice

9.15-10.00pm Intermediates Lindy hop class

9.15-10.00pm Beginners follow-up class

10.00-11.00pm Music and dancing

Sunday 24 February

Swingland Twickenham

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

The 1931 Club

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

Monday 25 February

Swingland Brixton

Learn to swing dance in Brixton - every Monday

Tuesday 26 February

C Jam

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

Wednesday 27 February

Swingland Windsor

Learn to swing dance in Windsor, Berkshire - every Wednesday

Thursday 28 February

A-Train

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

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