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Valentines Dance at Cahoots

Tuesday 14 February 2023 6.30-11pm

Cahoots are feeling the love, and are jolly excited to introduce their special Valentine’s Day 1940s Swing Dance, downstairs in the Signal Station.

First up, old beans! From 6.30pm, enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail to loosen up those limbs and settle into this hidden speakeasy-style space, once the epicentre of a disused train station.

Between 7:30pm and 8:30pm, we’ll be joined by swing dance experts Simon Selmon & the Diamond Girls from SwingdanceUK, who will be hosting some spiffingly good dance lessons for those of you keen to learn the art of a good ol’ 40s knees-up to impress on this special day. Skip into the Lindy Hop and a classic 40s style Foxtrot, grab your glad rags and throw on your dancing shoes!

Swing Dance Lessons + Welcome Drink: £30pp - Book tickets

Swing Dance Schedule
– 18:30 – Doors open/enjoy a complimentary welcome cocktail
– 19:30 – Lindy Hop Swing Class
– 20:00 – Music for Practise
– 20:30 – 40s Style Foxtrot Swing Class
– 21:00-23:00 – Social Dancing (Open to everyone with a booking – no need for a Swing Dance ticket)

Location: Control Room, Cahoots, 13 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW

Some Like It Swing Genesis Cinema

Friday 17th February 2023 7.30pm - 11.30pm

Learn the steps at the beginners class with Simon Selmon 7.30-8.30pm!
Followed by FREE dancing! Join DJ Simon Selmon for plenty of great dance music from the 30s, 40s & 50s & beyond for all you Lindy Hoppers, Jitterbugs, Jivers, Shaggers & Balboa dancers!

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: Friday 17th February, Friday 17th March

 

Beginners Swing Dance Course at Harrow Arts Centre

Monday – 

Dig out your dancing shoes and learn to Swing dance! It's fun, friendly and a good workout too! During the course, we will be covering two dances: the Lindy Hop and the Big Apple. These accessible dances encourage creativity and innovation and have been enjoying a recent revival. Bring twinkling toes of the 1930s and 1940s to life as we Jitterbug and Jive our way through. The workshops will be taught by professional international teachers Simon Selmon & Nina Daines of SwingdanceUK.com.

No previous dance experience or partner required!

Mondays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
£12 Standard / £6 Concessions for the entire 6-week course

Saturday Swing Time at the Curzon Centre

Saturday 18th March 2023

Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Rd, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RG

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

Swing into Spring at Shoreditch Town Hall

Friday 14th April 2023 7.30-11.30pm

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

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 live band King Groovy & the Horn Stars 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 fourth 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

Tickets sales opening soon!

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Stompin’ at the 100 Club Special

Next Date: Monday 5th June 2023

SwingdanceUK present Stompin' at the 100 Club Special featuring the South London Jazz Orchestra!

A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by SwingdanceUK and his founder Simon Selmon who have been going since 1986, including a 20-year run of weekly Stompin’ nights at the 100 Club, spreading the love of Lindy Hop far and wide.

7.45pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop (classes run in parallel; no experience necessary or partner required)
8.30pm The South London Jazz Orchestra
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
Tickets: Opening at the beginning of February 2023

WGC Vintage Festival 2023

Saturday 23rd - 25th June 2023

Full details will be released soon but here is the 2022 lineup:

A FREE outdoor festival organised by JiveSwing and Wonderful Welwyn running alongside studio based workshops delivered by international instructors.
Featuring live music from Laura B, Jive Aces, Stolen Moments, Whiskey Sours, Jeff Williams Swing Band, Bray's Jazz Band, Groove Collection, the CB Gatsby Band, Mississppi Swing band and more.
Plus many teachers & DJs including Simon from SwingdanceUK.
Simon will also be DJing between the band sets.
Location: Welwyn Garden City Town Centre
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Stompin’ at the 100 Club featuring the Syd Lawrence “Swingshift” 7 piece band!

Next Date: Monday 20th November 2023

SwingdanceUK & Chris Dean present Stompin' at the 100 Club Special featuring the Syd Lawrence "Swing Shift" 7-piece Swing band! A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by two giants on the scene: SwingdanceUK and his founder Simon Selmon have been going since 1986, including a 20-year run of weekly Stompin’ nights at the 100 Club, spreading the love of Lindy Hop far and wide. Chris Dean is 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 created a night which will sweep you off your feet, whether you are a newcomer on the Swing scene or a lifelong afficionado!

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
Tickets: Open beginning of June '23

Swing at Sway

Next Date TBC

Grab a drink then join Simon Holly for Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop Classes at 7.30pm followed by dancing with top London DJs Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon & Holly France from 8.30pm!

Location: Sway Cocktail Bar, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5BZ

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