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Swingland teaches swing dancing - Lindy hop (also known as "Jitterbug" or "Jive") and related dances (including East Coast "6-count" Swing, Charleston, authentic Jazz and more). We've been teaching professionally since 1998.


  • Drop-in classes

  • Drop-in classes are where most people start learning to swing dance - they're fun, friendly and accessible. You don't need to be there every week, you don't need a partner, and all our drop-in classes include essential practice time. Often our drop-in classes are part of an evening where you can dance afterwards to live or recorded music.
    See our drop-in classes

  • 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 more individual attention than in our regular group classes. Often as you are learning you will reach a plateau - for example moving from beginners to intermediates classes - and this is where a workshop can really help move you to the next level!
    See our workshops

  • Private lessons

  • Private tuition can help you progress more quickly - epsecially when combined with group classes and plenty of practice.
    More information

  • Wedding dances

  • Spurred on by Youtube and TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing, lots of couples are choosing to make their wedding "first dance" a bit more special with some prior tuition or even choreography. We can help with anything from a few simple steps to a full-blown routine!
    More information

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.

Sunday 5 April

Swingland Twickenham - class and dancing

Learn to swing dance in Twickenham, Middx - every Sunday

3.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class

4.30pm Dancing/practice

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

Saturday 11 April

South London SwingFest 2020

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.

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