Swing Out at the Underbelly Festival


Underbelly Festival Spiegeltent
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road Coach Park
Tubes: Waterloo and Embankment


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


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 5 themed parties)

During the band break, we will be running 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 4 heats will be invited back to battle it out for the cash prize on Monday 17th September.  Full details click here.

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




Monday 14 May
Gatsby Party with Vitality Five Jazz Band 
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!
With guest teacher & DJ Holly

Monday 4 June
Rock Around the Tent with the Jive Aces
"The UK's No.1 jive & swing band!" Ready, Steady, Go! For a high energy evening of spectacular music and dance!
With guest teacher & DJ JoJo

Monday 9 July
Tiki Party with King Groovy & The Horn Stars
"London's Grooviest Big Band" .  Take an exotic trip in your best Hawaiian shirts and tiki flowers ready for a night of hot dancing and cool cocktails!
With guest teachers & DJs Tim & Jo

Monday 27 August
Welcome Aboard HMS Swing with the Ding Dong Daddios
They will keep you will keep you stompin', jumpin' and jivin' all evening. Think sailors and stripes, pirates and parrots, bathing suits for the daring!
Guest teacher & DJ Nina Daines


Monday 17 September
In the Mood with Palace Avenue Swing
Cherise Adams-Burnett
"London's Leading Swing Band". 
Find your rhythm at the Home of Happy Feet.
With guest teacher & DJ Niall Oates