The Winter Swing Ball 2023

Swing into the party season at Swingland's fabulous Winter Ball, with a fun beginners dance class, live band and vintage DJs!

The Winter Swing Ball

Saturday 23rd December @ The Hammersmith Club

Swing into Christmas at our Winter Ball with the vintage sounds of the incomparable Louise Messenger and her Savoy Six, in the beautiful period dance hall at The Hammersmith Club. The Savoy Six features a selection of the very best of London's current swing and jazz musicians - including clarinet and sax maestro Duncan Hemstock!

Doors open at 8pm and we'll kick off with a short, fun, introductory swing dance class at 8.15pm for those who'd like to learn a few steps, or just warm up! No experience required. Rotate partners of stick together - up to you!

Dress to sparkle please - vintage/retro style, or smart modern.

Advance booking only. Tickets from just £20 (£18 conc) on sale now! Strictly limited numbers, and at this price they will sell fast - don't miss out. Reserved seats and tables of 4 also available.

Please see tickets for full details, and to book. No children or pets, sorry.

Louise Messenger

Louise Messenger "a singer of almost impossible talent and class" (Glam Adelaide)


The Winter Swing Ball

Saturday 23 December 2023

The Winter Swing Ball 2023 - Saturday 23-Dec-23, 8pm to midnight

Swing into Christmas with a fun beginners dance class and a fabulous live band! Lindy hoppers, swing dancers, and non-dancers all welcome.

Dress to sparkle! Vintage, retro or smart modern please. No jeans or trainers.

8pm - Doors and bar openDoors and bar open at 8pm. Last admission 9.30pm.
8.15pm - Taster dance classThe evening kicks off with a short, fun, introductory swing dance class for those who'd like to learn a few steps, or just warm up! No experience required. No partner needed.
8.45pm - Band and DJsDancing to the fabulous Louise Messenger and her Savoy Six plus swing DJs.
12am - CarriagesThe evening ends at midnight.

Tickets - £20 (£18 concessions*). With reserved seat at a table - £25 (£23 concessions). Reserved table of four including admission - £100. Reserved seats are at hi-top tables around the dance floor; all other seating - if available - is first-come-first-served.

*Concession prices where offered are valid for current NUS or Equity members - please show your membership card at the door.

Please note - last admission is 9.30pm.

How to get to The Winter Swing Ball

The Hammersmith Club

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 at 11 Rutland Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 9DH.

The Hammersmith Club

Swingland's Winter 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.

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. Livat car park is just off King Street 5 minutes walk from the venue - open 24/7 and very good value for up to 4 hours. Please note that parking outside the venue in Rutland Grove is very restricted, and is metered until 10pm.

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