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A Workout for Mind & Feet Workshop

Wed 23 - Shag, Wed 30 - Lindy Hop

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JiveSwing Balboa for Lindy Hoppers Workshop

Saturday 3rd December 2022

Join Simon Selmon, one of the UK’s early Balboa teachers from London, for JiveSwings new series of Balboa & Bal-Swing workshops in Hertfordshire!

Suitable for Lindy Hoppers that have never done any Balboa before or those looking to improve upon what they already know, by the end of this workshop you’ll have some classic Balboa moves, techniques and styling that you can incorporate into your Lindy Hop the same day. The workshop will be followed by their Harlem Nights band night to practise your new skills!

Location: Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Watford

Cost: Balboa Workshop £19.99 / Balboa Workshop & Harlem Nights £29.99 (early bird) Bookings must be made in advance- there are no drop ins. Only a few spaces left, spaces are limited.

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Some Like It Swing Genesis Cinema

Friday 9th December 2022 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 & special guest DJ Simon Michie 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 £5 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

 

Genesis Cinema

Saturday Swing Time at the Curzon Centre

Saturday 10th December 2022

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

Dance Like Gatsby, Christmas at Leicester Square

Saturday 17th December 2022 2-4pm

Come & learn the dances of the Jazz Age: Charleston & Lindy Hop, led by Swing dance maestro Simon Selmon & SwingdanceUK's team The Diamond Girls!

Think of the 20s and you immediately think of Charleston capturing the exuberant spirit of the age. Shimmying flappers, swivelling footwork and no inhibitions, whether it's solo or partnered, this dance is about having fun and going wild!

The Lindy Hop, the Grand Daddy of Swing dance, is a jazzy, energetic dance which was primarily born out of Harlem ballrooms in the late 1920s & 30s. The 'Lindy Hop' drew inspiration from Lindbergh's pioneering aeroplane flight across the Atlantic in 1927. Characterized by imaginative moves, acrobatic lifts and "breakaways" in which partners separate and improvise steps individually, the dance is free spirited and fun, encouraging creativity and innovation.

Come dressed to dance, think sparkles & feathers or braces, two tone shoes & baggy trousers and let’s bring out your inner flapper, or become a cool hepcat and hip chick. No experience necessary or partner required!

Christmas in Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE

Tickets: £14.50
A £1.50 Booking Fee shall be added to the face value Ticket Price of each ticket processed through Underbelly’s box office system, over the phone or online. Tickets purchased in person at the box office counter will not be subject to the Booking Fee.

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Christmas Eve Swing Dance at the Clore Ballroom

Saturday 24th December 2022 1-4pm

Kick off your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving & SwingdanceUK at the Clore Ballroom at the Southbank Centre! Presenting a mixture of short, fun dance classes and live music to get you up and swingin' around the dance floor!

1pm – 1.45pm: Dance Class with SwingdanceUK
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Five Go Jiving Live Set
2.30pm – 3.15pm: DJ
3.15pm – 4pm: Five Go Jiving Live Set
4pm: Finish

Full Details

Swing at Sway

Monday 9th January 2023

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

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
Full Details

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 into Spring at Shoreditch Town Hall

Date TBC 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 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 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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