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Swing Dance Workshops at the Curzon Centre

10-week Lindy Hop Course - Tuesday's

Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Rd, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RG - Google Map
Free car park or 34 mins from London: Take Chiltern Railways train from Marylebone Station to Beaconsfield Station then it's a 0.4 mile 8 minute walk to the Curzon Centre

Click here for full details

Some Like It Swing Genesis Cinema

Friday 27 October 2023 7.30pm - 11.30pm 

Learn the steps at the beginners class with 7.30-8.30pm with Simon! Followed by FREE dancing led by resident DJ Simon Selmon & special guest DJ's playing great dance music of the 30s, 40s & 50s & beyond for Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive, Shag & Balboa dancers!

A chilled atmosphere where you can meet friends, relax, enjoy a drink or a tasty pie and dance the night away!

Full Bar, Cocktails, Cinema Snacks available - popcorn, ice cream, Nacho's etc and then Lindy Hop ’til you drop!

7.30pm Beginners Lindy Hop Class(only £7 (£6 Students/NHS) pre-booking recommended)
8.30pm FREE dancing - all welcome!

Bar Paragon, Upstairs @ Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ.
Tubes: Stepney Green, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green Map

For more information or to book see the Genesis website HERE or call the Box Office on 0207 780 2000

Future Dates: Fridays 27 October, 17 November, 15 December

Genesis Cinema

Central London Lindy Hop Workshops

Fast Beginners Lindy Hop Workshop - Sunday 8 October 2023
Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop - Sunday 8 October 2023
Charleston & Solo Jazz Workshop - Sunday 15 & 22 October 2023
Fast Beginners Lindy Hop Workshop - Sunday 29 October 2023

City Sport, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP - Google Map

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Stompin’ at the 100 Club featuring the Syd Lawrence “Swingshift” 7 piece band!

Monday 20th November 2023

SwingdanceUK & Chris Dean presents Stompin’ at the 100 Club featuring Chris Dean's Swing Shift!

A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by SwingdanceUK (since 1986 including a 20-year run of weekly Stompin’ nights at the 100 Club) and its founder Simon Selmon spreading the love of Lindy Hop far and wide and Chris Dean, one of the foremost band leaders in the land, with an impressive track record of performing for high-profile artists and events, both personally and as a band leader.  Together they have created a night which will sweep you off your feet, whether you are a newcomer on the Swing scene or a lifelong afficionado!

Great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s with your host & DJ Simon ‘Mr Kicks’ Selmon plus special guest Holly France!

7.45pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop (classes run in parallel; no experience necessary or partner required)
8.30pm The Syd Lawrence Swing Shift 7-piece band
With your host & DJ Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon plus special guest Holly France featuring great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s!

Location: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL - Google Map
Tickets: Early bird (first 50 tickets) £18 / Advanced £20 + bf

Saturday Swing Time Christmas Party at the Curzon Centre

Saturday 9th December 2023

Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Rd, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RG - Google Map
Free car park or 34 mins from London: Take Chiltern Railways train from Marylebone Station to Beaconsfield Station then it's a 0.4 mile 8 minute walk to the Curzon Centre

Click here for full details & to book

Jingle Bell Jive at the National Army Museum

Sunday 10th December 2023

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of seasonal swing at our Christmas-themed special after-hours ‘40s dance night & Swing and jive the night away!

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already know your way around the floor, SwingdanceUK will be there to help show how it’s done. From Lindy Hop to Jitterbug, we’ll soon have you stepping out with lessons for both new and improver dancers.

With live music from South London Jazz Orchestra and cabaret from the Diamond Girls, you’ll be shaking and shimmying to the best sounds of the ‘40s.

Hair and makeup artists Pretty Me Vintage will also be on hand (6.00pm to 9.30pm) to keep you looking the part.

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT - Google Map

Tickets £20 - Click here to book

6.00pm – Doors open
6.30pm – Lessons begin
7.30pm – South London Jazz Orchestra (first set)
8.15pm – DJ and Cabaret
9.15pm – South London Jazz Orchestra (second set)
10.00pm – Event ends



Christmas Eve Dance with Five Go Jiving at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre

Sunday 24 December 2023 1-4pm

Kick off your festive holiday in style with a free dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving & SwingdanceUK at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre!

Presenting a mixture of short, fun dance classes and live music to get you up and swingin' around the dance floor!

1 - 1.45pm: Dance class with SwingdanceUK
1.45 - 2pm: DJ Simon'Mr Kicks' Selmon
2- 3pm: Five Go Jiving Live Set
3 - 3.15pm: DJ Simon'Mr Kicks' Selmon
3.15 - 4pm: Five Go Jiving Live Set

The event will also be live streamed over Zoom (free but ticket required) - Click here to book

Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX - Google map



Swing into Spring at Shoreditch Town Hall

Next date tbc

Don your sharpest threads and head to Shoreditch Town Hall as we Swing into Winter! 

Get in the groove with the beginner and intermediate swing dance classes to kick off the evening where you can learn some NEW hot moves that will keep you dancing all night long to live swing band.

There'll be great vintage tunes from the 30s, 40s and 50s courtesy of DJ Simon "Mr Kicks" Selmon, cabaret performances from SwingdanceUKs Diamond Girls while the live band will have the joint jumpin' as you jive, jitterbug, hoochie coochie and shim sham shimmy your way through the evening.

Plus this year we are holding the Swing Into Spring Shoreditch Town Hall Swing Dance Championships, a fun competition to find this Winter's champs: enter on the night with a partner - any Swing or Authentic Jazz style welcome. Finals judged by audience applause.

Presented by SwingdanceUK and Shoreditch Town Hall.

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London, EC1V 9LT - Google Map

Click here to book

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WGC Vintage Festival 2023

June 2024

A FREE outdoor festival plus Swing dance Camp organised by JiveSwing and Wonderful Welwyn running alongside studio based workshops delivered by international instructors.
Featuring live music and many international teachers & DJs including Simon Selmon from SwingdanceUK.
Location: Welwyn Garden City Town Centre
Full Details

Scan Appeal’s Summertime Swing 2023

Next date TBC

Featuring 16 piece Stellar Big Band & class with Simon & Anna from SwingdanceUK!

Grab your dancing shoes for some Jive, Lindy Hop & Ballroom or relax and enjoy some foot-tapping favourties! Join us for an afternoon of music and dancing in a marquee in the beautiful surroundings of The Lee Manor Park Ground. This event promises to be full of fun, music and laughter, a date to not be missed! Dance the afternoon away with a mix of Jive, Ballroom, Lindy Hop and much more. If dancing is not your thing, simply enjoy listening to the renowned 16 piece Stellar Big Band. The afternoon will also feature music from Vanessa Radcliffe, Jazz vocalist.

In addition, Simon Selmon from Swingdanceuk.com will be teaching a swing dance class from 2.30pm-3pm, then a second shorter fun class before the band starts their second set. If you would like to take advantage of Simon’s fantastic offer, then please arrive for approx 2.15pm for a prompt 2.30pm start.

No experience necessary or partner required!

Bring your picnic hampers full of all that you wish to enjoy at your table – sandwiches and scones or canapes and champagne – you can make the table yours and relish the chance to kick back and relax.

Tickets £20 each or two tickets for £36 - Book tickets

Lee Cricket Club, Chiltern Manor Park, Great Missenden, HP16 9NA - Google Map
Plenty of free parking.



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