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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.


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.

Saturday and Sunday 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!

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 5 August

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!
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