Special Events


Coming Up…

Some Like It Swing at the Genesis Cinema Friday 20th May 2022

Biggin Hill 1940’s style street party Saturday 28th May 2022

London Jubilee Jump Thursday 2nd June 2022

Kings Cross Jubilee - Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June 2022

Saturday Swing Time Live Band Party with Ding Dong Daddios at Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield - Saturday 11th June 2022

Balboa Workshop at Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield - Saturday 11th June 2022

St Martins In the Field - Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Swing into Winter at Shoreditch Town Hall - Date tbc

Biggin Hill 1940’s style street party to mark the Queen’s Jubilee

Saturday 28th May 2022 11am – 4pm

Join us in the grounds of Biggin Hill Memorial Museum and step back in time to mark the Queen’s Jubilee with a 1940’s style street party.

With vintage games, performances, music and dance lessons from SwingdanceUK!
11pm Warm up with the Lambeth Walk then learn to Jitterbug & Jive
3pm Learn the Big Apple
There will be something for all ages.

Delicious lunches and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available from the Nightingale Café between 11.30 – 3pm.

Cost: General Admission - Payable at reception on the day

Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Main Rd, Biggin Hill, Leaves Green, Westerham TN16 3EJ

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London Jubilee Jump

Thursday 2nd June 2022 1pm – 5pm

A FREE afternoon of Jump, Jive, Swing and Blues hosted by JiveSwing in the awesome Columbia Rd location known for amazing events.
You'll have one of London's top 50s bands, DJs and fun dance classes for all the family including dance class and music from SwingdanceUK.
Artists:
Aisha Khan & her Rajah's
Simon Selmon
JiveSwing Hoppers
Simon Michie
Location: Columbia Road, London, E2
Travel: Bethnal Green Tube / Liverpool Street & No 26 Bus.

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Kings Cross Jubilee Weekend

Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June 2022

Simon & JoJo from SwingdanceUK will be dancing at the station in front of the base of the white lattice structure.

Dance slot times on both days 1305 – 1330, 1445-1510, 1620 – 1645

Event runs 1200 – 1800 on both days with music acts running before and after Dance slots - if you are passing by please pop in and say hello.

Location: Kings Cross Station

St Martins in the Field

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Simon from SwingdanceUK will be teaching and dancing with live band Biscuit Town at St Martins in the Field. Biscuit Town are an early-era swing band with a hard-driving acoustic rhythm and red hot horn section in the finest New Orleans tradition.  They recreate the hot jazz sounds of the 1920s, 1930s and early 1940s that are tailor made for swing dancers.  Their songs are taken from the swing era, with original tunes inspired by the jazz age.
6-6:30 dance class
6:30 - 7:15 first set
7:15 - 7:45 class
7:45 - 8:30 second set
Location: St Martins in the Field

Swing into Winter 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 the Swing Ninjas.

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 & Sugarfoot Stompers while the Swing Ninjas 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 second Shoreditch Town Hall Swing Dance Championships, a fun competition to find this Spring’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

£14 (advance); £16 (on the door)

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