Swing Out at the Underbelly Festival


Venue

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

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 glamourous 30s, the spirit of the 40s, to the rebels of the 50s, experience a whirlwind of live music and dancing. Follow your host SwingDanceUK 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.

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

Truck on down for an exciting - thrilling - sensational Swing Out

Dress code: Dress to impress.

Swing For the Crown Dance Competition

SwingDanceUK’s Swing for the Crown, a jam style competition open to all styles of Swing including Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa and Jazz Roots (couples only) will be held at this year's Swing Out at the Underbelly Festival!

In the tradition of the Savoy ballroom, the competitors will be judged by audience response using the official clapometer.

There will be 4 heats where 3 winners will be picked from each heat to come back for the final on Monday 17th September to battle it out for the title of King or Queen of Swing and a £200 cash prize!

Info: Music will be chosen by the promoter and will be medium to up tempo vintage style swing.  All competitors must compete in teams of 2 people.

Monday 14th May

Vitality Five Jazz Band
The most authentic and specialist performers of genuine 1920s hot jazz and stomps

Gatsby Party! If Prohibition was still around, this would be the place to party!

Monday 14th May Doors 7pm
Tickets £12.50 (£11 concessions) Advance / £15.50 (£14 concessions) on the door
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

Monday 4th June

Jive Aces
"The UK's No.1 jive & swing band!"

Rock Around the Tent!

Monday 4th June Doors 7pm
Tickets £12.50 (£11 concessions) Advance / £15.50 (£14 concessions) on the door
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

Monday 9th July

King Groovy & The Horn Stars
"London's Grooviest Big Band"

Monday 9th July Doors 7pm
Tickets £12.50 (£11 concessions) Advance / £15.50 (£14 concessions) on the door
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

Monday 27th August

TBA
Monday 27th August Doors 7pm
Tickets £12.50 (£11 concessions) Advance / £15.50 (£14 concessions) on the door
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

Monday 17th September

Palace Avenue Swing featuring Cherise Adams-Burnett
"London's Leading Swing Band"

In the Mood - Find your rhythm at the Home of Happy Feet

Monday 17th September Doors 7pm
Tickets £12.50 (£11 concessions) Advance / £15.50 (£14 concessions) on the door
Book online here or Call 0844 545 8282

What People Have Said

"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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Pictures: Niamh Conolly

2018 Dates: 
Monday 14th May: Vitality 5 Gatsby Party
Monday 4th June: Jive Aces Rock Around the Tent
Monday 9th July: King Groovy & The Horn Stars
Monday 27th August: TBA
Monday 17th September: Palace Avenue Swing featuring Cherise Adams-Burnett In the Mood - Find your rhythm at the Home of Happy Feet