The Summer Swing Ball 2022

Swingland's Summer Ball @ The Hammersmith Club

Saturday 16th July 2022, 8pm-midnight

Dress up and dance to the authentic sounds of a full-size Big Band, led by swing and jazz maestro Pete Long! Lindy hoppers, swing dancers, and non-dancers all welcome.

About The Summer Swing Ball

Swing the night away to the sounds of Pete Long's "Rocket Basie" 14-piece Big Band - playing the early songbook of the great Count Basie - giant of the 1930s and 40s swing era - the way it was meant to be played!

We'll kick off with a short, fun, introductory Charleston class for those who'd like to learn a few steps, or just warm up! 8.15pm-8.45pm, no experience required.

We're going all out to transform the Hammersmith Club's stunning period dance hall into an elegant ballroom... Dress to impress - vintage/retro style, or smart modern.

The Hammersmith Club

Swingland's Summer Swing Ball is held at The Hammersmith Club - a recently-renovated period dance hall with a great dance floor and plenty of original features. The bar in the dance hall is open for drinks and small snacks (crisps etc.) throughout the evening.

Prices and booking

Advance booking only. Tickets from £32 are now on sale. Strictly limited numbers. Reserved seats and tables of 4 also available.

Tickets

The Summer Swing Ball

The Summer Swing Ball 2022 - Saturday 16-Jul-22, 8:00pm to 12:00am

Dress up and dance to the authentic sounds of a full-size Big Band, led by swing and jazz maestro Pete Long! Lindy hoppers, swing dancers, and non-dancers all welcome.

8pm - Doors and bar openDoors and bar open at 8pm. Last admission 9.30pm.
8.15pm - Beginners Charleston classThe evening kicks off with a short, fun, introductory Charleston class for those who'd like to learn a few steps, or just warm up! No experience required.
8.45pm - Band and DJsDancing to Pete Long's Big Band and swing DJs.
12am - CarriagesThe evening ends at midnight.

Tickets - £32 (£25 concessions). With reserved seat at a table - £40 (£33 concessions). Reserved table of four including admission - £160. Reserved seats are at small round tables around the dance floor; all other seating - if available - is first-come-first-served. Dress code: Strictly smart dress (vintage/retro style, or smart modern). No t-shirts, trainers or denim please.
Advance booking required. Admission includes optional introductory Charleston class.

Please note - last admission is 9.30pm.

The Hammersmith Club

How to get to The Summer Swing Ball

The Summer Swing Ball is held at The Hammersmith Club - a stunning period dance hall in the heart of West London.

The Hammersmith Club

The Hammersmith Club is at 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH.

Entrance is via the large gate (pictured) then the new entrance porch to the left of the dance hall. NB the car park is private and must not be used.

Entrance gates to The Hammersmith Club

From the river - The Hammersmith Club is located on Rutland Grove, very close to Hammersmith Bridge. Rutland Grove is one street back from the Thames waterfront (Lower Mall) with its historic pubs and rowing clubs. To the East the Thames Path winds along the river to the City, and to the West the waterfront stretches as far as Chiswick Eyot. If you are walking from Lower Mall take Mall Road next to the Rutland Arms pub and turn right into Rutland Grove. The entrance to The Hammersmith Club will be on your right.

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 ahead of you. Turn right into Rutland Grove and the entrance to the venue is on your left nestled between smart townhouses.

By bus - any bus to 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 free parking on Lonsdale Road just the other side of Hammersmith Bridge from the venue, and in some local streets. Kings Mall car park is just off King Street 5 minutes walk from the venue - open 24/7 and very good value. Parking outside the venue in Rutland Grove is metered until 10pm.

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Venue website www.hammersmithclub.co.uk/

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