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Swingland Windsor

is Swingland's Lindy hop dance club at The Old Court Artspace [formerly known as "The Firestation"] in Windsor, Berkshire, with dance classes every Wednesday.

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About Swingland Windsor

A fun evening of great music and dancing with a bunch of really friendly people!

Our Wednesday night classes usually attract between 20 and 30 people - mostly local - from all walks of life, and all age ranges (16+).

Swing dancing is an increasingly popular pastime and is probably the most fun you can possibly have keeping in shape! It is very sociable - come with friends, a partner or on your own - everyone is welcome and you'll soon feel at home!

Please do join our regulars on our Swingland Windsor Facebook page!

What we teach

We teach the original swing dance - the Lindy hop as danced in the great ballrooms of the Harlem Renaissance, such as The Savoy

You will learn all the fundamental steps - with plenty of emphasis on technique to get things right from the very beginning.

Swingland Windsor - Class details

Join any time. No need to book (just turn up). No partner needed.

See also What to wear.

  • Beginners

    7.45pm - beginners class (Lindy hop fundamentals)
    Learn all the basics with simple fun routines aimed at getting you dancing quickly - with plenty of emphasis on good lead/follow technique and connection. Absolute beginners always welcome. No partner needed!

    New for 2019! 8.45pm - dancing/practice
    Practise what you've learnt! Social dancing to recorded music.

  • Improvers/intermediates

    Please do come along early and join in with the 8.45pm practice session.

    9pm - improvers/intermediates class (Lindy hop)
    Move your dancing to the next level! Knowledge of 6-count and 8-count fundamentals required. No partner needed!

Class rotation

We rotate partners regularly in the classes so you don't need to bring a partner and you get a chance to dance with everyone. This is the best way to learn and it's a great way to meet people too! We strongly suggest that you join in the rotation, you will learn much quicker!

Your teachers

The classes at Swingland Windsor are taught by Martin and Ruth Ellis - with Josie helping when Ruth is unavailable.

Swingland Windsor - Admission

The beginners class kicks off at 7.45pm - please be prompt.

There is no need to book - just turn up.

  • £10 one class

    Includes practice time.

  • £12 both classes

    There is an extended period where you will probably want to do both classes as you move from beginners through to improvers/intermediates - so we offer a great value price for taking both classes.

Cash or debit/credit card - please pay Martin in the class.


Class Cards

Our pre-paid Class Cards are convenient and can save you money if you take both classes or attend other Swingland classes and events.

  • 5 weeks - £55

    Purchase on the door or on-line.

How to get to Swingland Windsor

The Old Court Artspace [formerly known as "The Firestation"] is a lovely venue in the heart of Windsor. A combined pub and Arts Centre with very friendly and laid-back atmosphere and fully licensed bar, it is located on the corner of St Leonards Road & St Marks Road. We are on the ground floor in the stunning "Auditorium" with its period features, wooden dance floor and great sound and lighting.

The Old Court Artspace, St Leonards Road (corner of St Marks Road), Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BL.

By train - The Old Court is a ten minute walk from Windsor Central Station (shuttle to Slough with mainline to Paddington, Maidenhead and Oxford) or fifteen minutes from Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (mainline to Waterloo).

By bus - The Old Court is well served by buses to and from Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and the surrounding area. Routes 71, 191, 200, 701 & 702 either go right by us or very near by. Click here for Firstgroup bus route details and a neat interactive route map.

By car - Windsor and hence The Old Court are within easy reach of the M4 (Jct 6) and M40 (Jct 2). There is free parking in local streets outside the venue (please check signs as some bays are charged until 8pm, although the charge is very reasonable).

Map


Useful links

Venue website www.oldcourt.org/

Google Business Page - Swingland @ The Old Court SwinglandWindsor

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Swingland Windsor - Dates

Shown below are dates for the next two months - for dates after that, please see our calendar.

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.

Tuesday 4 August

Nothing in the diary for today, sorry!
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