SwingdanceUK & the Sway Collective present
Swing at Sway Mondays
Join the friendliest club in town!
For Lindy Hoppers, Jitterbugs & Jivers who love to dance, or those who just want to relax, have a drink, a bite to eat and enjoy the atmosphere with killer tunes from our top DJs
Swing at Sway is going ONLINE!
Greetings to all Swing at Sway Stompers!
In the interest of public health, we have decided to close Swing at Sway until further notice – But we have an option for all of you who want to join in and keep the community spirit alive!!
Whilst the priority is to keep everyone safe, we believe it is important to try maintain as much of our normal lives as possible, for (physical and mental) health and morale! You can now join Swing at Sway online every Monday, connect with like-minded people for a few hours, learn to dance and get some exercise as well!
Join in Swing at Sway from the comfort of your home: we are broadcasting from our home studio in Ruislip via YouTube so no software installation is required - just an internet connection! Join us HERE at the normal opening time, 7.30pm, and we will lead a short solo jazz warm-up or stroll (just roll up the rug in your living room, put on your dance shoes and follow us!). Following this, we will give you time to go through either a mini prerecorded beginners or intermediate dance class whilst we play some tunes. Come back at 8pm for an interactive Q&A “Swing Doctor” session on any topic you like related to Swing dancing, be it dance tips, history or other, that we will reply to live. This will be interspersed with DJing the best Swing and R&B tunes (you can boogie in your kitchen like nobody is watching!) – we will take requests so you can ask for your favourite earworm!
See our first Swing at Sway online here: https://youtu.be/ui4O6meY9lM
Simon, Anna & the Sway collective
What people said about Swing at Sway Online
“Thank you so much for Swing At Sway online - we had a lovely time getting partially dolled-up at home to practice - looking forward to next week's livecast!” Shelley Snyder
"An even better edition than last week!" Emily Hops
"This is amazing, I am stuck isolating on my own..." Wiesia Kuczaj
"Thanks for brightening up my evening, been dancing round the kitchen. ❤ X" Tracey Short
"Hello will miss the Tuesday at the Curzon Beaconsfield, this is a great idea for you both to do, dancing in our kitchen. well done looking forward to following you." Gerry and Roger Bryenton
"Peggy here thanks for cheering us up so much in spite of lockdown!" Jeremy Sutton
"This is so good!!! Thanks for this!" Emily Hops
"That dance was wonderful Thank you both so much. A great evening and looking forward to many more" Susie Weisz
"Thank you both soooooo much!!! xoxoxox" Jeremy Sutton
"I thought this was lovely, I enjoyed your dancing and the stories!" Emily Hops
"Beautiful. Didn't realise could dance to a much slower track. You've cheered us up tonight (Wendy & Amanda). See you next week. Enjoying learning about the music!"
"Thank you two!!" Aviv Or
7.30pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop classes (Classes run in parallel)
Beginners Lindy Hop No experience necessary, Each week learn three new basic steps. 10 week cycle start any week.
Intermediate Lindy Hop Min 10 weeks of beginners Lindy (although some of you may want to do 2 or 3 cycles to really get to grips with the fundamentals) Challenging new routines, technique and exercises to bring out the best dancer in you.
8.30pm Social Dancing - Eat, drink, chat and above all dance! Great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s. All welcome!
Teachers: Simon & Anna Selmon plus Sway Collective
Resident DJ Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon & Guests (see timetable below for full details)
Sway Club (Cocktail Bar) - a chic New York styled bar & lounge, 61-65 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BZ
Tubes: Holborn & Covent Garden Map
Cost: £10 Class + Social, £5 Social only
No pre-booking required! Cash only on the door
Mondays - classes 7.30pm, dancing 8.30pm
Hungry? Need somewhere to hang out after work before the class?
Order food or drink in the upstairs bar but please make sure you let the bar staff know you will be joining the dance class afterwards, it really helps us out and ensures our Sway night continues.
What to wear?
When attending classes, the most important thing is to be comfortable and to wear something you can easily move about in - jeans and t-shirt is absolutely fine. Some of our weekend club nights specify a dress code, but there is no dress code for our weekly classes.
Beginners: Comfortable every-day shoes are fine when you are just starting out. Make sure you have something which stays securely on your feet (eg. no flip flops!) and which you can spin easily in (very high heels or trainers with sticky soles are not recommended!). After a while, you may want to invest in some dance shoes from the Lindy Hop Shop.
Dancers: We recommend leather soled shoes
Teachers & DJs subject to change