Special Events

John Barnes Memorial Dance

Sunday 7th April 2019 7-10.30pm

John Barnes Memorial Dance in aid of the Macular Society!

Live music from: Niall Oates & his band Ronnie Scotts Rejects & guests
DJs: Simon Selmon, Holly France, Baroness JoJo, Niall Oates, Vincent Moses
Performances from: SDUK's Diamond Girls, The Bees Knees, Nikki Santilli
There will be an opportunity to have a bit of a sing-along led by John's daughter Libby Barnes and Simon Selmon. Please bring your Ukes and any other easily portable instruments!
Silent Raffle!

Where? Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB Map

Entry: £5 on the door with all profits going to the Macular Society

SwingdanceUK's Journey Through Jazz

Journey Through Jazz at Underbelly Festival

Sunday 14th April 2019 1.15-3.15pm

Embark on a journey with your favourite Jitterbugs Simon & Anna. Put on your dance shoes for some Cakewalk, Charleston, Lindy Hop & Twist. Enjoyable for adults and children alike. Get strutting, flapping, jitterbugging, Jiving and twisting with a mixture of taster classes and performances. Entertaining, educational and interactive!

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

Tickets from £11.50 (includes £1.50 in fees per ticket) Book Tickets Here

Swing Dance Sunday at Cahoots with SwingdanceUK

Sunday Swing Dance at Cahoots

Sunday 21st April 2019 5pm-2am

Bank Holiday Swing Dance Sunday special! Between 5pm - 7pm we'll be hosting some spiffingly good dance lessons with SwingdanceUK for those of you keen to learn the art of a good ol’ 40s knees-up. Then, from 7pm onwards the scoundrels will be opening the doors to all you old beans. We’ll have an incredible DJ-set by Auntie Maureen and swinging swing dancers to keep those toes tapping all night long! Then we'll have the sensational Hotsie Totsies from across the pond performing from 8:30pm. To keep things high energy we’ll be serving special Belvedere ‘Espresso yourself on the dance floor’ Martinis!

£20 for dance lessons & after party
Table bookings £25pp minimum spend
7pm onwards - £10 entry on the door
Book Tickets Here

Where? cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW

Michael McQuaids Swing Stars at Swing Out at Underbelly Festival

Swing into Spring at Shoreditch Town Hall

Friday 26th April 2019

Don your sharpest threads and head to Shoreditch Town Hall as we Swing into Spring!

Get in the groove with the beginner and intermediate swing dance classes to kick off the evening where you can learn some hot moves that will keep you dancing all night long.

There'll be great vintage tunes from the 30s, 40s and 50s courtesy of DJ Simon "Mr Kicks" Selmon, and cabaret performances from SwingdanceUKs Diamond Girls, while Michael McQuaid's Swing Stars will have the joint jumpin' as you jive, jitterbug, hoochie coochie and shim sham shimmy your way through the evening.

Presented by SwingDanceUK and Shoreditch Town Hall.

7.30pm doors
7.45pm beginners & intermediate Lindy Hop dance classes
8.30pm dancing

Tickets: £11 (advance); £15 (on the door) Book Tickets here

Where? Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT


Swing Craze Weekender

Swing Craze Weekender #3 with the Italian Swing Dance Society

7-9th June 2019

Save the date and get ready for another high level 3 days of workshops, live music and history talk!
Simon Selmon & Anna Lambrechts (UK);
Kind of Dukish (D);
Brave Missy and The Cavaliers (ES).

Where? Swing Craze Club, Via Verrotti 61/A, 65015 Montesilvano

Full details and to Book Tickets

Swingtime in the Gardens

Swingtime in the Gardens

Saturday 15th June 2019

Experience the ultimate all-day family vintage festival set against the iconic backdrop of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.
With more than a dozen live bands on two stages, Swing dance workshops for all levels, unique vintage trade stalls and fairground rides, Swingtime in the Gardens is a memorable day out for all the family.

Top Swing & Jive bands
-- Jive Aces
--The Swing Commanders
-- Down for the Count
-- The Ding Dong Daddios
-- The Bevin Boys
-- Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra
-- Antonio Socci
-- The Magic of Miller
-- Miss Amy Baker
Free dance lessons throughout the day in the Empire Club with SwingdanceUK and others
Dance floors
Top Swing DJs
Vintage Trade Stalls
Food & Drink
Licensed Bars

Where? Ragley Hall, Alcester, B49 5NJ

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D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum

Saturday 22nd June 2019 7.30-11pm

Learn to Lindy Hop with SwingdanceUK then jump on the dance floor to show off your new moves to the tunes of the South London Jazz Orchestra.

To make sure you're looking the part, expert hair and makeup artists from Pretty Me Vintage will create your perfect '40s style.

Strike a pose at the photo booth, pick a prop and take a snap - a perfect memento of the evening!

Where? National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HT

Tickets £20 Book here

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