Archives: Testimonials

“I’m loving Simon and Anna’s online Jazz and Charleston classes. I’m actually dancing more now than was before lockdown. It works really well, I’m always at the front of class with Zoom! It’s really relaxed and we can ask questions during the class.”

Kezia Carter

“…one shows the steps and one watches the screen to give joint and individual guidance and understand what needs working on before moving on. …. they can also demonstrate how the moves get incorporated into lindyhop….. Oh… and of course they are really great dancers, really experienced teachers…”

Lucy Frears

“The Live Online Solo Jazz & Charleston Classes with Simon and Anna Selmon are fantastic!  Not only are they an absolutely great work-out from home, but I have learnt so much!”

Emma Callow

I found Foundations 2.0 and Find your Flow workshop extremely useful. This is the second time I did the workshop and I got much more out of it as I had a better understanding of the “basic building blocks”. Great exercises and drills how to keep your frame and connection.…

Renja Salonen

Just a quick one to say thanks to you and Anna for putting on such a great night last night, superb, I think your events are the best swing socials around, loved it all 👌 (Black & White Ball, 2019)

Harvey Byrne

Thank you Simon Selmon and SwingdanceUK for a fantastic evening at this year’s Black and White Ball – what a classy evening! The dancing was sensational! (Black & White Ball, 2019)

King Groovy and the Horn Stars

Just look at the amazing big band line up of King Groovy and The Hornstars at the Black and White Ball 2019 at Cecil Sharp House. Their singer was amazing, the whole performance phenomenal and I felt transported back to the Hollywood of the 1940s. Musically this was for me…

Anne Pauleau

We thoroughly enjoyed the Journey through Jazz afternoon. Anna & Simon danced a variety of historical Jazz dances as well as telling the story of their origins and the people associated with them. We also got involved with the interactive dance lessons, which were great fun to take part in.…

Nina and Keith

I went to Journey Through Jazz with my 12 year old niece and we had a fantastic time. We both thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was both entertaining and interactive and great fun for all ages. We both loved it!


Journey Through Jazz is like a delicious tasting menu of Jazz age dance styles. You get to hear the stories behind different dances, see them in action (with constantly changing period costumes!), and also learn the basics of each in short, engaging taster lessons. It’s an excellent introduction to jazz-era…

Aviv Or

On behalf of all the year 5 / 6 children and staff at Thames Ditton Juniors, I would like to thank you for the fantastic sessions you ran at our school last week. It seems that everyone really enjoyed it and the children certainly learnt a great deal. It was…

Kelly, Claire & Angie, Staff Thames Ditton Junior School

Huge thanks for the workshops on Tuesday.  There was an enormous amount of very positive feedback from the pupils who LOVED it, and appreciated your gentle, fun, approach.

Sarah Upjohn, The Purcell School

I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for your wonderful teaching yesterday. The children had such a wonderful time and even came in this morning saying ‘shortie shortie shortie shortie shortie George!’

Emily Capel, Dancescourt Primary School

What an amazing night! Great space, great vibe, brilliant tunes and air conditioning! I think Mondays just became a dance night again

Kafil Din

Now that the show is over and the dust settled a little I would like to thank you so much for being involved and dancing at the show. The feedback I have heard has been amazing and the visitors really enjoyed watching your sessions.

Becky Shields, Ideal Home Show

Thank you so so much for everything – you guys were absolutely brilliant on both events! You really brought the event alive and got the audience etc to participate which was great! Definitely attracted the crowds at the Cahoots one and I know everyone at Barts loved it!

Harriet Cuming, Cahoots/Barts