The Summer Swing Ball
Swing into Summer at Swingland's Midsummer Swing Ball! Dress to impress for a night of dancing to live music and top swing DJs. Includes beginners swing dance class. Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends!
The Summer Swing Ball
If you've been to our regular Thursday night classes at The Hammersmith Club you'll know what a great venue this is - but this is the big one, with a focus on great live and recorded music, a chance to dress to impress and - most of all - dance, dance, dance!
- 7pm Doors open and beginners swing dance lesson
- 7.45pm-12am Music and dancing
- 10pm Cabaret
If you're new to swing dancing this is an opportunity to learn a few simple, fun steps to try out later on. You don't need a partner and there is no need to book - just turn up. The class is aimed at absolute beginners.
Swing out to the fantastic Palace Avenue Swing - plus recorded tunes from top swing DJs.
A short dance show.
Dress to impress - see What to wear.
The Band - Palace Avenue Swing
The Palace Avenue Dance Band takes it inspiration from the small groups of the 1930-50s such as the Count Basie Octet, Billie Holiday/Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw small combos. These bands were distilled down from their respective Big Bands to a rhythm section and a mixed group of powerful horns out front. Featuring the wonderful Cherise on vocals, the Dance Band is guaranteed to fill a dance floor and swing out in style!
How to get to The Summer Swing Ball
The Summer Swing Ball will be held at The Hammersmith Club - a stunning period dance hall in the heart of West London.
The Hammersmith Club is located one street back from the Riverside next to Hammersmith Bridge (the waterfront stretches from Hammersmith Bridge to Chiswick Eyot). If you are coming from the waterfront look for the Rutland pub as the venue is close to that.
The Hammersmith Club is at 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH.
Entrance is via the large gate (pictured) then the double doors to the left of the dance hall. NB the car park is private and must not be used.
By tube - Piccadilly, District or Hammermsith & City Lines to Hammersmith, 5-10 minutes walk.
From the tube exit cross towards King Street and then walk up Blacks Road into Hammersmith Bridge Road - Rutland Grove is the last turning on the right before the river/bridge.
Alternatively walk up King Street and turn left opposite Primark then continue straight (Bridge Ave then Bridge View after crossing under the flyover) until you reach Rutland Grove (look for Digby Mansions).
Turn right into Rutland Grove and the venue is on your left nestled between smart townhouses.
By bus - any bus over Hammersmith Bridge - there is a stop right at the end of Rutland Grove.
By car - Just off the A4, Hammersmith is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is parking outside the venue in Rutland Grove, and in local streets but this is now metered until 10pm - single yellow lines are the best option for early evening parking. Kings Mall car park is just off King Street, 5 mins walk from the venue, and is very good value.
Venue website www.hammersmithclub.co.uk/
Bar and eating
The bar in the dance hall will be open throughout evening.
There is a small selection of crisps etc. available but nothing substantial so please eat beforehand - 5 minutes walk from the venue is Hammersmith's busy King Street, with a fantastic selection of bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants.
Admission to The Summer Swing Ball
Doors open from 7pm. Last admission 9.30pm.
- In advance - £25 (first 50 tickets £20)
- Reserved seat - £30
- Table of 6 - in advance - £170
- On the door (if available) - £30
Advance booking :-