Testimonials & feedback - what people say about SwingdanceUK

SwingdanceUK are proud to have been awarded 

*Swing Dance School of the Year 2024* UK Enterprise Awards 2024
*Best Swing Dance Course Company 2024* 
Southern Enterprise Awards 2024
*Best Swing Dance Tuition Company 2024 - London*
Business Excellence Awards 2024
*Best Online Swing Dance Course Company - London* Southern Enterprise Awards 2023
*Best Swing Tuition Provider* Greater London Enterprise Awards 2022
*Best Swing Dance Entertainment Provider - UK* Annual Hospitality Awards 2021
*Best Swing Dance Studio* Northern Enterprise Awards 2021

Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Learn Harrow, Adult and Community Learning within Harrow Council. Funded by the Mayor of London.

Corporate Events & Festivals

"Couldn’t have been happier with the evening! I’ve had people come to me and say what a fantastic time they had so I think it was a resounding success. The entertainment was outstanding, everyone loved learning some new dance steps and it was a really good ‘icebreaker’." Christopher Norwood, RAF Wyton

"Thank you so so much for everything – you guys were absolutely brilliant on both events! You really brought the event alive and got the audience etc to participate which was great! Definitely attracted the crowds at the Cahoots one and I know everyone at Barts loved it!" Harriet Cuming, Cahoots/Barts

"A huge THANK YOU! for running our swing dance lesson on Wednesday evening.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed it immensely – it was great fun." Tanya Soper, Hogan Lovells

“You were all so great with the Pensioners and at that party there wasn’t a single person without a smiling face, largely because of your group.” Eleanor Bourdillon-Miller, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Royal Hospital Chelsea

"I would like to thank you so much for being involved and dancing at the show. The feedback I have heard has been amazing and the visitors really enjoyed watching your sessions. Becky Shields, Ideal Home Show

Birthday & Hen Parties

"This is just a little note to say Thank You for making our 40th Anniversary celebration a night to remember, all our guest loved the dance class and enjoyed the swing dancing, it really made the event so memorable." Pansy Potter, Anniversary Party

"Just a little email to say a big thank you from all of us for giving the girls a fantastic swing dance lesson on Saturday 🙂 you were a great teacher, and i'm certainly looking forward to the girls teaching me the steps at the wedding." Samantha Thomas, Hen Party

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for a fantastic swing dance session at my party on Saturday night!  It was such great fun and everyone really enjoyed it.  It’s a great ice breaker and got everyone talking to each other and certainly all my dance friends were really getting into it.” Julia Parry, Birthday Party

“Thanks once again to you and Anna for making my party such fun.  Everyone has been raving about what a good time they had.” Anne MacDowell, Party


"A huge than you to your dance team on Saturday evening at Sarah and James' wedding.  It was so lovely to see many people dancing, despite the very hot weather, and that is to you credit.  A number of people told me they had not dance for years, as they don't like standing 'jiggling'.  They felt comfortable with learning the dance moves in your lesson, and I was especially delighted to see your 'line dance' coaching, where individual guests joined in. We had a wonderful evening, which was perfect in every way". Barbara Graham, Wedding

"Simon & Anna did the most fantastic Charleston Class which got so many people on their feet dancing. The class was extremely well structured, building up the steps until everyone was doing a little routine." Morag & Tom 


"Thank you for the workshop on Tuesday, the children really enjoyed themselves. Even those who were reluctant at the start of the day said how much they'd learnt and want to do it again." Rachael Mole, Langley Park School

“Thanks for the lovely workshop yesterday. I believe the participants enjoyed the event as much as I did.  I in particular enjoyed the part where we unpack the different melody lines of the jazz band so people who are joining as dancers could understand how the texture of a jazz band works."  Mitch Tam, CoLab Producer and Project Manager, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

"We were really happy with the workshop, it was exactly what I expected. We would definitely recommend you to other schools! Thanks” Shauna Ellis, Glade Primary School

"I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for your wonderful teaching yesterday. The children had such a wonderful time and even came in this morning saying 'shortie shortie shortie shortie shortie George!' Emily Capel, Dancescourt Primary School

"On behalf of all the year 5 / 6 children and staff at Thames Ditton Juniors, I would like to thank you for the fantastic sessions you ran at our school last week. It seems that everyone really enjoyed it and the children certainly learnt a great deal. It was a rare opportunity to try something new and something we would now be happy to recommend to others running a similar themed week of events." Kelly, Claire & Angie, Thames Ditton Primary School

"I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for the workshop you ran last Friday.  Our students had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The teachers have also informed me that they thought the workshop was well run and very engaging! So thank you once again for the wonderful workshop." Lisa Skepper, The Winns Primary School

"Thank you so much for last week's dance workshop. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed it and we all learnt a lot. The children were still talking about it and practicing their moves long after you had gone. We felt that the workshop was so successful that we would like to repeat it with our next group of year 3s." Tina Woodgate, Bure Park School


"Thank you SO MUCH for another spectacular evening. I am so pleased with how it went and as always am very grateful to you for running the whole evening so smoothly! Thank you also to your team of dancers who did a wonderful job as ever!" Isobel MacAuslan, Public Programmes Manager, National Army Museum (Jingle Bell Jive December 2023)

"I am just writing to say a huge thank you to you all for making Saturday such a fantastic evening! It was so refreshing to see such a different group of people in the museum having a good time and enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was fantastic and I am so grateful for all of your efforts in holding the whole evening together with your chairmanship and teaching! Please do also extend our thanks to the rest of your brilliant dance team too – we loved their performances.... it went down so well with the powers that be I am sure I will be able to do another one soon!" Isobel MacAuslan, Public Programmes Manager, National Army Museum (D-Day Dance, June 2023)

"Thank you and your dancers so much for all your hard work.  I thought you were fantastic - really couldn't have asked for more." Claire Kirk, Museum of London

"You planned the sessions perfectly to give shape and variety to the day; you were brilliant at getting people involved even in unpromising situations and the enjoyment the visitors (of all ages)experienced was evidence that you were able to make dancing in public unthreatening and achievable. It was a fantastic week - thank you both so much!" Richard Woff, The British Museum 

"We really do appreciate your professionalism and your commitment to provide a quality learning session and I now the schools always have a great day." Sue, IWM Duxford

"I know our (many) visitors were delighted with the lessons and with the ‘atmosphere’ dancing – certainly does what it says on the tin! The atmosphere was buzzing thanks to you guys and we’ve had some wonderful feedback." Katty Pearce, Guildhall Art Gallery

Private Lessons

"Simon's a great teacher. After just one class I began to understand the mechanics of the dance - not just what to do, but why I was doing it. It obviously takes time to make a dance your own, but this is a great start. Simon is very patient and has a keen eye for what needs to be tweaked as you go along. I'm attending his group classes now, as well as having private lessons, and would highly recommend both." J Kilmore

"Simon's sessions are always well thought and adapted to the participants' needs and questions. We learn moves (and the story behind them) and how to mix them together to move the dancing to the next level. I would absolutely recommend his workshops!” Paola Concu

"Simon's teaching style is one of encouragement bringing out our strengths and individuality whilst working on our weaknesses to improve our overall dance style and technique.  I'd like to say a huge thank you on behalf of us both for this mornings dance lesson. It was really incredibly insightful and helpful." Anastasia Ward

"Thank you so much Simon for such a great lesson!! I appreciate your help in making me a better social swing dancer and I wish there was more time for me to take some of your classes and more lessons but I will remember how helpful and welcoming you are and what you taught me."
Sabrina Ash, Visiting Swing Dancer from America

"I wanted to improve my Balboa following for social dancing so I booked a private lesson with Simon. I had taken some group classes before the lesson, but I wanted to focus on technique and make sure I wasn’t developing any bad habits. Simon did a fantastic job of running through all of the basics and he gave me lots of really good advice on frame, weight and positioning. He was excellent at quickly spotting where I was making mistakes and explaining how I could improve. The things he taught me were really helpful and I would highly recommend Simon’s lessons to any dancer looking to improve." Christine Simpson

Dance Fit for Work® Team Building Workshops

“We all had a great time. It was a really fun way to connect and get moving. 😊 We organised the session to promote well being in our team and boost morale during Covid. It raised our spirits and made us laugh and smile while learning a fun routine. Simon is a great instructor, very friendly and it was a well paced class.” Anna McGettigan, The School and Family Works