Special Events

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.

7.30pm Doors
7.45pm Beginners & intermediate Lindy Hop dance classes
8.30pm DJ Mr Kicks
9.15pm Michael McQuaid's Swing Stars
10pm DJ Mr Kicks & Performance by the Diamond Girls
10.30pm Michael McQuaid's Swing Stars
11.15pm DJ Mr Kicks
12am End

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

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

Swing and Shop

Saturday 4th May 2019

Collectif & SwingdanceUK Present - SWING & SHOP

After the successful launch of Spring Swing, we are excited to host another night of shopping, dancing, and cocktail making on Saturday 4th May.

Your £10 ticket is valid for the whole night from 5pm - 9pm and includes:

• Welcome cocktails
• 15% in store discount to use at the event
• 30 minute dance class with SwingdanceUK (choose from 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm)
• Social dancing from 8pm - 9pm
• Cocktail making masterclass
• £5 discount voucher for future SwingdanceUK classes

We invite you to a late night VIP shopping event with a difference! Shop the collections after hours with a special VIP 15% discount, learn some amazing moves in your Swing Dance class, and take part in a fabulous cocktail making masterclass. You can finish the evening with some social dancing to show off those moves.

Where? Collectif, 58 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT

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Sunday Swing Dance at Cahoots

Sunday 26th May 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

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

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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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Big Burlesque Day Out

Saturday 15th June 2019

Doors Open at 11AM, Free Activities from 12 Noon with Shows and More from 1PM until 5PM. Over 30 Market Vendors.
Hosted By: Cora Vette *Las Vegas USA
Headlined By: Queenie O’Hart *New Orleans USA
Featuring: Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx *Dallas USA, Markee de Saw *Glasgow
Debuting: Anita Gein *Angoulême France, Miss Cherri Von Leigh *Luleå Sweden, The Chevettes *Las Vegas USA, Enigma Variations *Derbyshire, Miss Strawberry Moon *London, Scarlet Rose *Newcastle

Extras & Free Activities:
Over 30 Market Vendors!
Workshop with Honey Cocoa Bordeauxx! Fashion Shows from Top Clothing & Lingerie!
London Swing Dance Class!
Panel Discussion & Guest Key Speakers!

Confirmed Vendors Include:
Exclusive LBF 2019 Merchandise Stall, Collectif Vintage Clothing, Ava Corsetry, Emily Theodore Art, Rhapsody Pasties, Cherry on Fire Vintage, CJ Accessories, Odelia Opium Costumes, Caged Crinoline, Ruby Boobies, Thighs the Limit, Weekend Doll, SwingdanceUK, Tutu Corsets, V's Anchor Studio, EarthenWear Jewellery, We Creatures, Colin Gordon Art, Korero Press & More to be announced soon!

Where? Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

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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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