Special events

Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts, Swingdance UK

Vintage Picnic Crawley

Sunday 28th May

Dig out those old bell bottoms, slap the salad cream on your meat paste sandwiches and top up the Tupperware. It’s time for the Worth Park Vintage Picnic, a celebration for all things 20th century of the 70th birthday of Crawley New Town.

• Professional dance display with Swingdance UK
• Learn to dance and join in!
• Vintage photo booth
• Vintage craft makes – create a floral picnic centrepiece and a photo frame
• Baking competition – create a cake to celebrate 70 years of Crawley New Town
• Gardening workshops
• 20th century pop music sung by three Crawley choirs
• Poetry trail – part of Crawley WordFest
• Croquet and vintage games to play
• Vintage artefact handling and photo display with Crawley Museum

It's all free – there's no need to book.

Delicious home-made cakes and home-made lemonade will be for sale. Some 70th birthday cakes will also be sold in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.
Why not dress up as your favourite decade? Prizes for the best dressed! Elvis has not yet left the building…


Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts, Swingdance UK

Simon & Anna’s Wedding Dance Party

Monday 29th May

We are getting married later this month and in addition to celebrating with our (mainly) non-dancing families & friends, we would like to celebrate with you lot! ALL ARE WELCOME (dancers and non dancers) to join us for a FREE Swing party Monday 29 May at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes.
There will be MUSIC to DANCE to but also free BOWLING 7-10pm (limited availability, first come first served!).
We're hoping many of you will join us to celebrate this special time with us!
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes,

Tavistock Hotel,
Bedford Way,
WC1H 9
Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts, Swingdance UK

Street Eat Festival

Saturday 3rd June

The Carnaby Street Eat food festival returns this summer on Saturday 3 June from 12pm-6pm.

Join Swingdance UK & Cahoots for this free one-day food festival in the heart of London’s West End, where your favourite Carnaby restaurants, bars and cafés will be serving up the most delicious signature dishes and drinks on the streets of Carnaby.

Watch Carnaby turn into an outdoor foodie hub with stalls offering one-off dishes and drinks not to be missed. Enjoy free entry, £5 taster dishes and exclusive on-the-day offers from over 30 global cuisines alongside live music and entertainment.

Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts, Swingdance UK

Mini Lindy Booster

Saturday 10th June

Following the success of the Lindy Booster weekender in April we are back with a one-day Mini-Booster!
Sharpen your Lindy skills and expand your creativity with a Lindy hop workshop with Simon & Anna to challenge your dancing over a one-day workshop.
And what would a workshop be without party? Following the classes, the workshop includes entry to Swing Time in Holborn in the evening!

11.30-13.30 Swing Out variations
13.30-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.30 Baby airsteps, Tricks & Dips
19.30 Evening party: Swing Time

Who is it for?
Intermediate / advanced Lindy Hop dancers who want to more!
Limited numbers. We will keep an even ratio of leaders and followers.

Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts

Bookings (Limited numbers)
Tickets (include 4h of workshop with 2 teachers & 1 evening party):
Early bird (with a partner): £40pp
Early bird (no partner): £45pp
(Early bird close on Saturday 3rd June)
Advanced tickets (if available): £50pp

CitySport, 124 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DP

Flying Hop

Saturday 17th June

A 1940s style day out at the Museum of Army Flying. Visit the museum, learn some moves with SwingDance UK & Andover's Lindy Hoppers, then put on your best 1940s frocks and braces to party in the midst of planes!


3-5pm: Museum visit
5-6pm: Dinner time
6.30-8pm: Lindy Hop beginners & intermediate classes
8-11pm: Hangar dance!

Don your best 1940s outfit to dance amongst the planes!


Museum of Army Flying
Middle Wallop
Stockbridge SO20 8DY

Venue accessible by car only, we will be arranging transport from London between those going.


Advanced price: £20 adult ticket - £14 student ticket
Book here
Or purchase in cash at any SwingDance UK class or event