Learn to dance with Swingland

Classes, courses & workshops

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

We teach regular drop-in classes where you can just turn up, as well as courses and workshops which require pre-booking. We are also available for private classes (eg to help you prepare for your wedding dance).

Weekly 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 (although if you do have a partner, you may stay together if preferred), and all our drop-in classes include essential practice time. Often our drop-in classes are part of an evening where you can dance and practise afterwards to live or recorded music.

Weekly drop-in classes with Swingland

Mondays - at A-Train @ The Hammersmith Club, London W6

Tuesdays - at C Jam @ The Bedford, Balham, London SW12

Wednesdays - Swingland Windsor @ The Old Court, Windsor SL4

Courses

Our courses provide a slightly more structured learning environment when compared to our drop-in classes. We'll cover a specific topic (eg, a set of fundamental moves using a particular rhythm) over a number of sessions. Numbers are limited and courses must be booked in advance to ensure that we can progress each course group as a whole.

Swingland courses

Nothing in the diary at the moment - sorry!

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!

Swingland workshops

Beginners/improvers Lindy hop workshop - Sunday 30-Jan-22, 10:30am to 2:00pm
This workshop is aimed at those new to swing dancing, or looking to improve their Lindy hop basics. We will cover 8-count fundamentals including the swing out and partnered Lindy hop Charleston - these are the steps that you need to know well before joining our intermediates classes. You may take either or both parts of the workshop. 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!

Acton Arts Project, Acto One (The Old Library), High Street, Acton, London W3 6NA

10.30am - Workshop part I8-count Lindy hop fundamentals - swing out and Lindy turn
12pm - BreakShort break - the venue cafe will be open
12.30pm - Workshop part II8-count Lindy hop fundamentals - partnered tandem Charleston

£25 (£20 concessions) per session or £40 for both sessions.
Advance booking required