Live Online Classes

ABC of Vernacular Jazz – A beginners guide to Jazz dance

New timings! Thursdays 7-7.30pm (1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct 2020)

For Beginners

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Jazz It Up! Solo Jazz & Charleston for Intermediate & Improvers

New timings! Thursdays 7.45pm-8.45pm (01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Oct 2020)

For intermediates & Improvers

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What people have said about the Online Classes

"I’m loving Simon and Anna’s online Jazz and Charleston classes. I’m actually dancing more now than was before lockdown. It works really well, I’m always at the front of class with Zoom! It’s really relaxed and we can ask questions during the class." Kezia Carter

" shows the steps and one watches the screen to give joint and individual guidance and understand what needs working on before moving on. .... they can also demonstrate how the moves get incorporated into lindyhop..... Oh... and of course they are really great dancers, really experienced teachers..." Lucy Frears

"The Live Online Solo Jazz & Charleston Classes with Simon and Anna Selmon are fantastic!  Not only are they an absolutely great work-out from home, but I have learnt so much!" Emma Callow

What should I do ahead of the workshop?

Install Zoom: We will be connecting via Zoom video conference. Please take a moment to download Zoom for FREE at You will need to have the application downloaded to your desktop, phone or tablet prior to the start of the class.

Prepare the space: Try to be in a quiet, well-lit place for our video call. Think about how to position the camera before starting the class (we should see all of you if possible). Please be aware of your surroundings: clear a suitable space where you can move freely and safely. Think about your neighbours: let them know you will be doing the class / playing music, or perhaps put sports socks over your shoes to dampen the sound (but be careful if they are slippery on your floor).

Connect early: Click the link a 5-10 minutes before the start of the class so we can let you in and check the sound and video is working.

During the class: We will put everyone on mute except ourselves during most of the class. We will take questions at regular intervals. Use the "Raise Hand” button under the “Participants” tab at the bottom of the window.

Refund Policy

If you let us know 8 days or more prior to the workshop starting we will offer you a full refund. 1-8 days a 75% refund. No refunds will be given less than 24 hours before the workshop. However, you can transfer or sell your ticket to someone else as long as they are the same dance level as yourself. You will bear the sole responsibility to exchange monies with the person you sell your ticket to and that they are of an appropriate level and role for the workshop. Please email in advance and provide us with any name changes in writing prior to the event.


Please consult your doctor before beginning any dance or exercise program. Dancing is a physical activity, and as such there is the possibility of physical injury. Please be aware of your surroundings and the suitability of the floor. If you engage in this dance or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, and assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge SwingdanceUK from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of SwingdanceUK's negligence.

I found Foundations 2.0 and Find your Flow workshop extremely useful. This is the second time I did the workshop and I got much more out of it as I had a better understanding of the “basic building blocks”. Great exercises and drills how to keep your frame and connection. Simon and Anna’s workshops are friendly, supportive and relaxed. I was encouraged to experiment and push myself whilst building up my knowledge and skills to be the best dancer I can be. I would highly recommend to other dancers who want to develop a strong foundation for their dancing.
Renja Salonen

Treat yourself to an online private class

The fast track to learning! Book a private class in Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, Blues or Charleston with Simon. Limited Availability! Pre-Booking only - email for full details & how to book. Please include answers to the following questions: I/we am interested in taking a private class in Swing / Blues / Balboa / Charleston / Solo Jazz / Other - Please specify... Dancer/s names: In one or two words please describe your experience: What I/we want to get out of the class: Best times for me are (UK time): Weekday Mornings / Afternoons / Evenings Weekend Mornings / Afternoons / Evenings