Message to all Swing at Sway Stompers!
In the interest of public health, Swing at Sway is online until further notice!!
You can now join Swing at Sway Online every MONDAY at 7.30pm (UK). Hosted By Simon & Anna - grab your dancing shoes for some classic Swing and RnB with dancing, chat, history and general shenanigans! Join us for free on YouTube - click below!
What people have 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
"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
"Thanks for cheering us up so much in spite of lockdown!" Jeremy Sutton
"I thought this was lovely, I enjoyed your dancing and the stories!" Emily Hops
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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
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