Swing Out at the 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.

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

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

Doors 7pm
Monday 8th July 19 - Five Go Jiving
Monday 5th August 19 - Palace Avenue Swing
Monday 2nd September 19 - King Groovy & The Horn Stars

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

Season Offer!
Buy tickets to three or more shows at Underbelly Festival and save 20% on the same number of tickets to each show.  Very handy when there are 6 Swing Out events & 1 Journey Through Jazz Show altogether.
To receive your discount, select standard full price tickets and enter promocode SEASONTHREE at checkout. You must purchase all eligible events in the same order to receive the discount.
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Five Go Jiving Band

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

Palace Avenue Dance Band

Monday 5th August
Sailor Ball with Palace Avenue Swing
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: Think 1930s when, during the depression, it was all about dressing to impress so guys bring out your high waisted baggy trousers, braces, shirts, wide ties or stripy tops and two tone shoes and ladies stylish and elegant, saturated pastels or brights red, navy and emerald greens, floral dresses and accessories such as snoods, flowers and hats.

Swing For the Crown Competition

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

We are proud to announce the return of the Swing for the Crown competition!!!


5 heats, held at the first five Swing Out events at the Underbelly Festival
1 final on the last date: Swing for the Crown Dance Competition Final at Swing Out

SwingdanceUK Swing for the Crown Competition

All styles of Swing dancing allowed: Lindy hop, Balboa, Shag, solo Jazz and more (all entries must be in pairs).

Swing for the Crown dance competition is 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