The Winter Swing Ball
Swing into Christmas at Swingland's Winter Swing Ball! Dress to sparkle for a night of dancing to live Big Band music and top swing DJs. Includes beginners Charleston dance class!
21 Dec - THE WINTER SWING BALL 2019
- 7pm Doors open and beginners Charleston dance class
- 7.45pm-12am Music and dancing
If you're new to swing dancing this is an opportunity to learn a few simple, fun steps to try out later on - at this year's ball we'll be teaching basic partnered Charleston! You don't need a partner and you don't need any previous experience - the class is aimed at absolute beginners.
With live music from the phenomenal and truly authentic Pete Long's 13-piece Benny Goodman Orchestra plus top swing DJs bringing you the best in Big Band swing, RnB, Jump and early RocknRoll.
including 10pm - Cabaret show
A short dance show featuring Cookie and her Black Mambas.
Dancing at The Hammersmith Club
Pete Long's 13-piece Benny Goodman Orchestra
Led by musician and arranger extroadinaire Pete Long, this true Big Band captures the essence, spirit and energy of the Benny Goodman Orchestra in it's full glory.
Cookie and her Black Mambas
A collective of jazz and street dancers led by Angela 'Cookie' Andrew, bringing you the raw, soulful jazz energy of Black dance.
Featuring: Silvia Cherneva and Stephen Dieyepiri Atemie
Admission to The Winter Swing Ball
Doors open from 7pm.
The beginners swing dance (Charleston) class is included in the price.
Last admission 9.30pm.
Dress "to sparkle" - see What to wear.
- Standard ticket - from £30 in advance (early-bird special first 40 tickets £25)
- Limited reserved seating and tables of six available
- On the door (if available) - £40
How to get to The Winter Swing Ball
The Winter Swing Ball is 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 - free after 6.30pm. Alternatively 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 the 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.