Swing Out at the Underbelly Festival


Where?

Underbelly Festival Spiegeltent
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road Coach Park
SE1 8XX
Tubes: Waterloo and Embankment
Map

Teachers

Your hosts for the evening:
The UK's No 1 Jitterbugs
Simon Selmon
Anna Lambrechts

Cost

Concessions in advance: £12.50 (includes £1.50 of fees per ticket)
Standard in advance: £14 (includes £1.50 of fees per ticket)
On the door: £15
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

Swing Out at Underbelly Festival

A night of live Swing music and dancing

Rouge your knees, shine your shoes and prepare to enter a razzling dazzling world of Swing! From the decadent 20s Jazz age, the glamorous 30s, the spirit of the 40s, to the rebels of the 50s, experience a whirlwind of live music and dancing. Follow the SwingDanceUK team to pick up some moves at the start of the evening, then step, stomp and shimmy your heart out for a whoopee good time!

Never danced before? Join our beginners class at the start of the evening and learn all the moves you need to join in a night of raucous live music and fancy feet.
Experienced dancer?  Join our intermediate class at the start of the evening for some new ideas, inspiration and good old fashioned moves.

Shimmy and shake to a cocktail of the best sounds of the 1920-50s. Take to the floor or just sit back and enjoy some hot live jazz and jump blues.

Dress code: Your effort in dressing to fit our evenings theme will be much appreciated and may well be rewarded (see detail below for the themed parties)

Monday 8th April
Blitz Party with Katies Crooked Swing Band
A band that deliver music for Swing and Lindy Hop socials, playing jazz standards and a few modern randoms thrown in with a vintage twist!

Two Lindy Hop Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code:

Monday 6th May
Gatsby Party with Vitality Five
The most authentic and specialist performers of genuine 1920s hot jazz and stomps! Relive the glamour of the Jazz Age.
If Prohibition was still around, this would be the place to party!

Two Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code: Think sparkly flapper dresses, feathers, boas, bow ties, waistcoats & stripes.

Monday 3rd June
Rock Around the Tent with Ding Dong Daddios
They will keep you will keep you stompin', jumpin' and jivin' all evening

Two Lindy Hop Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code: Think poodle skirts, scarves, bright colours, bowling shirts or loud suits & colourful ties

Monday 8th July
Tiki Party with Five Go Jiving 

Take an exotic trip in your best Hawaiian shirts and tiki flowers ready for a night of hot dancing and cool cocktails!

Two exotic Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code: Think flowers in the hair, exotic wiggle dresses or grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts, shorts & Panama hats

Monday 5th August
Sailor Ball with Palace Avenue Swing
featuring 
Cherise Adams-Burnett
"London's Leading Swing Band". 
Find your rhythm at the Home of Happy Feet.

Two Lindy Hop Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code: Step out on the deck and think sailors and stripes, pirates and parrots, or bathing suits for the daring!

Monday 2nd September
Happy Feet with King Groovy & the Horn Stars 

London's Grooviest Big Band"

Two Lindy Hop Swing classes (Beginner & Intermediate) with world-renowned teacher Simon Selmon & stylish Anna Lambrechts
Top Swing DJ Mr Kicks

Dress Code:

Calling all Balboa, Shag, Jazz & Lindy Hoppers!
What is you favorite swing dance style?

During the band break, the Swing for the Crown dance competition heats - a short jam style competition open to all styles of Swing including Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa and Jazz Roots in the tradition of the Savoy Ballroom and the winners from the first 5 heats will be invited back to battle it out for the £200 cash prize & title at the Swing For the Crown Final on Monday 2nd September

Swing for the Crown Heats: 

Heat 1: Monday 8th April
Heat 2: Monday 6th May
Heat 3: Monday 3rd June
Heat 4: Monday 8th July
Heat 5: Monday 5th August

Swing for the Crown Final:

Monday 2nd September

What People Say

"Such beautiful memories!! This is my favorite venue and dance night!" Mariangela Salichou (Athens Lindy Hop)

"We had a brilliant time last night and look forward to coming again ?" Carrie Ann Bloxham, Swing Out 19th June 2017

"Had a great night dancing at this fantastic event this evening. Great band, a good floor, and the venue had air proper air-conditioning too! Nice one Simon and team." Paul Cochrane, Swing Out 19th June 2017

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