New to swing dancing?
Whether you've never danced a step in your life and are convinced you've got "two left feet" - or you're an experienced dancer looking to learn a new style - we can help you!
For anyone starting something new, choosing where to learn can be quite daunting!
Our classes are really fun and friendly - and we always have new people starting every week. As a specialist swing school we have a fantastic reputation based on the quality of our teaching, our attention to detail and our passion for the dance - and we have been teaching since 1998.
You don't need to book for any of our regular weekly "drop-in" classes (see dates and locations below) - you just turn up - and you don't need a partner either.
At our weekly "club nights" (C Jam and A-Train) there is music and dancing after the classes - this is a great opportunity to practise the steps and to get to know "the scene" too. Look out for beginners classes at our monthly dances (eg Elysian Den) and special events as well!
Prices vary depending on the format of the night - but are generally £10-£15 (with discounts available for NUS/Equity and for advance booking). Check out our discounted class cards too!
Drop-in classes (repeated below)
Drop-in swing dance classes
- No need to book, just turn up
- No previous experience needed
- No partner needed
- Start any week
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.
Drop-in classes in the diary
Shown below are dates for the next three months - for dates after that, please see our calendar.
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Rd, London SW12 9SG : theexhibit.co.uk
26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul - C Jam
7.30pm - 8.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class
(8.30pm - 8.45pm Dancing/practice)
8.45pm - 9.30pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class
(9.30pm - 11.00pm Music and dancing)
The Old Court Artspace, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BL : www.oldcourt.org
27 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun - Swingland Windsor
7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners Lindy hop class
(8.45pm - 9.45pm Dancing/practice)
3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul - Swingland Windsor
7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners Lindy hop class
(8.45pm - 9.00pm Dancing/practice)
9.00pm - 9.45pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class
The Hammersmith Club, 11 Rutland Grove, London W6 9DH : www.hammersmithclub.co.uk
28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul - A-Train
7.45pm - 8.45pm Beginners Lindy hop class - in The Dance Hall
(8.45pm - 9.15pm Dancing/practice)
9.15pm - 10.00pm Intermediates Lindy hop class - in The Dance Hall
9.15pm - 10.00pm Beginners follow-up class - on The Balcony
(10.00pm - 11.00pm Music and dancing)
The 1931 Club
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD : thebedford.com
12 May - The 1931 Club
7.00pm - 7.30pm Warm-up/taster Lindy hop class
(7.30pm - 10.30pm Live band and dancing)
The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3SZ : www.cabbagepatch.co.uk
31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 19 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 21 Jul - Swingland Twickenham
3.30pm - 4.30pm Beginners Lindy hop class
4.30pm - 5.15pm Improvers/intermediates Lindy hop class
12 May - Swingland Twickenham
3.30pm - 4.30pm Beginners/improvers Lindy hop class
4.30pm - 5.15pm No intermediates class today at Twickenham
George IV, 185 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4 2DR : www.georgeiv.co.uk
14 Apr, 19 May - Elysian Den
7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners swing dance class
(8.00pm - 10.45pm Music and dancing)
Market House, 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN : www.market-house.co.uk
1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul - Swingland Brixton
7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners Lindy hop class
8.15pm - 9.15pm Improvers Lindy hop class