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Forthcoming Swing dance events including Swing dance classes, live band parties and special events featuring SwingdanceUK!

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Some Like It Swing Genesis Cinema

Friday 23 February 2024 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 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 £9 (£8 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 23 February, 22 March 2024

Genesis Cinema

Stompin’ at the 100 Club featuring King Groovy & The Horn Stars!

Monday 18th March 2024

A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by SwingdanceUK featuring live music from King Groovy & The Horn Stars!

7.30pm Doors open
7.45pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop classes (classes run in parallel; no experience necessary or partner required)
8.30pm DJ's - great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s & beyond with Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon & Holly France!
9pm King Groovy & The Horn Stars
9.45pm DJ's
10.15pm King Groovy & The Horn Stars

Location: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL - Google Map
Tickets: Early bird (first 50 tickets) £18 / Advanced £20 + bf - Click here for full details & to book
2024 dates: Monday 18 March, 20 May & 25 November

Bank Holiday Swing Dance at Cahoots

Monday 1 April 2024 3-7pm

SwingdanceUK are back for another Bank Holiday Swing dance at Cahoots!
Location: Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B - Google Maps
Full details & tickets to be announced soon!

Stompin’ at the 100 Club featuring The Jive Aces!

Monday 20th May 2024

A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by SwingdanceUK & the Jive Aces!

7.30pm Doors open
7.45pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop classes (classes run in parallel; no experience necessary or partner required)
8.30pm DJ's - great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s & beyond with Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon & Holly France!
9pm The Jive Aces
9.45pm DJ's
10.15pm The Jive Aces

Location: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL - Google Map
Tickets: Early bird (first 50 tickets) £18 / Advanced £20 + bf - Click here for full details & to book
2024 dates: Monday 18 March, 20 May & 25 November

Commemorative D-Day Weekend at RAF Museum, Hendon

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2024

2024 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, also known as D-Day. RAF Museum London will be marking this significant anniversary with a weekend long celebration on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2024 with a weekend of 1940s-themed music with outdoor music and fun.

Come and join us for FREE swing dance classes & dancing throughout the weekend in Hangar 1.

Location: H1, under the Sunderland.

When?: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2024
11.00am Swing dance
12.00pm Big Apple
1.00pm Swing dance
2.00pm Big Apple

Location: RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL - Google Map
Tickets: Free and drop-in!

D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum

Saturday 15 June 2024

Put on your dancing shoes and jive back in time to the 1940s at this special after-hours dance event at the National Army Museum.
Whether you’re a beginner or already know your way around the floor, SwingdanceUK will show how it’s done. From Lindy Hop to Jitterbug, they’ll soon have you jiving onto the dance floor with their beginner and intermediate lessons.
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 be on hand (7.00pm to 10.00pm) to keep you looking the part.

Tickets available soon!

Location: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HT - Google Map

WGC Vintage Festival 2024

21-23 June 2024

3 days of workshops with 4 levels (Improver, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advance and Advanced), featuring at least 10 international teachers, 3 late nights of social dancing with DJ's including Simon Selmon, SwingdanceUK, live music, plus a FREE outdoor Jazz Festival with live music during the daytime, surrounded by vintage stalls, classic cars etc.
Location: Welwyn Garden City Town Centre

Scan Appeal’s Summertime Swing

Sunday 21 July 2024

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.

 

 

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

Monday 25th November 2024

A lively night of hot Swing music and dancing brought to you by SwingdanceUK and Chris Dean's Swing Shift!

Your host DJ and dance teacher, Simon Selmon, will be joined by Holly France and together with Chris Dean, one of the foremost Swing band leaders in the land, have created a night which will sweep you off your feet, whether you are a newcomer on the Swing scene or a lifelong afficionado!

7.30pm Doors open
7.45pm Beginners & Intermediate Lindy Hop classes (classes run in parallel; no experience necessary or partner required)
8.30pm DJ's - great music from the 30s, 40s & 50s & beyond with Simon 'Mr Kicks' Selmon & Holly France!
9pm Chris Dean's Swing Shift
9.45pm DJ's 
10.15pm Chris Dean's Swing Shift

Location: 100 Oxford St, London W1D 1LL - Google Map
Tickets: Early bird (first 50 tickets) £18 / Advanced £20 + bf - Click here for full details & to book

Jingle Bell Jive at the National Army Museum

Sunday 8 December 2024

Put on your dancing shoes and jive back in time to the 1940s at this special after-hours dance event at the National Army Museum.
Whether you’re a beginner or already know your way around the floor, SwingdanceUK will show how it’s done. From Lindy Hop to Jitterbug, they’ll soon have you jiving onto the dance floor with their beginner and intermediate lessons.
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 be on hand (7.00pm to 10.00pm) to keep you looking the part.

Tickets available soon!

Location: National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HT - Google Map

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

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

Click here for details

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

 

 

Swing Dance Workshops at the Curzon Centre

Lindy Hop Classes - 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

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Suitable for solo or couples!

FREE Pop-up Swing Dance with SwingdanceUK & Collectif

Next date tbc

Ladies and gents, it's time to dust off those dancing shoes and show off your vintage-inspired style!  Our friends at Collectif clothing, the Vintage inspired clothing store for ladies & gents, have invited us to come and join them for a FREE pop-up dance outside their Collectif Outlet store in the heart of Old Spitalfields Market!

From 2-5pm, the incredible swing dance maestro and DJ Simon will be spinning tunes that'll have you tapping your toes and moving to the rhythm. Plus, Simon will be on hand to share a few dance moves for those ready to take their dance floor game to the next level!

The dance floor is under cover, boasts a fantastic wood floor, and is surrounded by mouthwatering food and drinks to keep you fuelled and fabulous.

Details:
FREE ENTRY!
2-5pm next date tbc
Old Spitalfields Market, Unit SP1E, Mezzanine Floor, London, E1 6EW (Up the stairs next to The Loft Bar, and above Tiger!)
Nearest Stations: Liverpool St, Shoreditch High St

Prohibition 1923 Party

Next date tbc

Escape everyday life and join Prohibition 1923 on a journey 100 years back in time to the Prohibition Era and the wild parties of the Great Gatsby!  For one night only our friends at Prohibition 1923 will be turning London into a Roaring Twenties Speakeasy filled with 1920s style hot jazz and Charleston dancing!

Details:
Location: Lafayette, London - Google Map
Doors open: 20:00
Dress code: Dress in your finest 1920s attire
Tickets: Early Bird/Student: £15 (+bf) / Regular: £25 (+bf)
SwingdanceUK have been given a special link to get discounted tickets at £12.50 (+bf) - Click here

Swing into Spring at Shoreditch Town Hall

Next date tbc
7.30-11.30pm

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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