Dance Classes List

This page is about dance classes in London, focusing on swing dance. If you’d like to know more about Swing dancing, check out my page explaining all the different styles here.

Dance is a huge part of my life and London and the surrounding areas are lucky enough to have a wealth of dancing classes, workshops, courses, and socials. Here, I will details the dance class location, day, dance type, level, and company that organises it. There are several swing dance companies in London who all hold events and classes on a regular basis, while there are other that are more infrequent. Before the class details I have also provided the various websites to these companies should you be interested:

ShagPile

Swingland

Swing Patrol

District Swing (They don’t have a website so I’ve linked their Youtube)

JazzMad

The Lindy Circle

HotChaSwing

Hot Jazz Rag

Uptown Swing

Swing Dance UK

Sugar Push

There is also an amazing site: Swing Out London, which gives you an update calendar of what swing dance stuff is running each day. Further from this, if you’re interested in workshop and weekender events around the world check out Swing Plan It.

I will be reviewing classes and socials from now on, and will be updating this list to link each class to a review as they are added so they can be more easily located if you’re curious.

I have also made and included a map of all the locations of dance classes around London (and outside if I find them). They’re organised by colour for various dance style. Some may have notes about the days the classes run, but the majority of these will be found on here under the appropriate dance style. I have no included class times as these change frequently. Portions of the list that are blank mean I am unaware of classes running those days. After this there are socials, infrequent socials and classes which are courses that must be paid for up front. I mainly have not included courses as they are often also very changeable. I will add as these things change. Reviews of classes are marked next to the appropriate class name and are reviews of the class not the company.

Dance Classes:

Numbers after class names refer to level of the classes. 1is beginner, 1.5 is improvers, 2 is intermediate, 3 is advanced.

Balboa Classes:

Monday

  • Embankment: 1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –

Tuesday

  • [Bal Revival] Chiswick: 1/1.5 – Lindy Circle –

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Archway: 1.5/2 – Hot Jazz Rag (Bal-Swing)

Friday

Saturday

  • Morden: 1/1.5/2 – Hot Jazz Rag – (Fortnightly)

Sunday

  • Holborn: Taster Classes – Hot Jazz Rag

Blues Classes:

Monday

  • Holborn (Goodenough College): 1/2 – District Swing

Tuesday

  • [Urban Blues] White Chapel :1/2 – Swing Patrol –

Wednesday

  • Angel Stompin’ the Blues:1/2 – Swing Patrol –

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Collegiate Shag Classes:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • [Shag Pile] Bethnal Green: 1/1.5 – ShagPile- *Review

Saturday

Sunday

Solo Jazz Classes:

Monday

Tuesday

  • Camden – Jazz Roots: 1 – JazzMad

Wednesday

  • Angel: 1/2 – Swing Patrol –

Thursday

  • Camden – Vintage Jazz: 1 – JazzMad

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Exmouth Market: Changeable – Swing Patrol –

Charleston Classes:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • Dalston: 1 – Tiger Rag –

Saturday

Sunday

  • Exmouth Market:1/1.5/2 – Swing Patrol –

Lindy Hop Classes:

Monday

  • Brixton: 1/1.5 – Swingland
  • Camden: 1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • Clapham Junction:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • Dalston -1/1.5 -Uptown Swing – Pre-paid course
  • Hampstead: 1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • Holborn (Goodenough College): 1/1.5 – District Swing –
  • [Swing at Sway] Holborn (Sway Club): 1/2 – SwingDance UK
  • Kensal Green: 1 – Swing Patrol –
  • Kingston:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • Old Street:1/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Peckham:1/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Wimbledon:1/2 – Swing Patrol –

Tuesday:

  • Angel: 1/1.5/2 – Swing Patrol – Drop-in
  • [C-Jam] Balham : 1/1.5 – Swingland – Drop-in
  • Brixton:1/2/3 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in
  • Covent Garden :1 – LSE Swing Society – Drop in (University society)
  • Dalston:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in
  • Dalston: 1/1.5 – Uptown Swing – Pre-paid course
  • Harringay:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in
  • Lewisham:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in
  • Spitalfields:1/2 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in
  • Twickenham: 1/1.5 – District Swing
  • Vauxhall:1/2/3 – Swing Patrol -Drop-in

Wednesday:

  • Bermondsey:1/1.5/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Bethnal Green:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • [Wednesday Club] Camden: 1/1.5/2/3 – JazzMad –
  • Crouch End:1/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Kilburn:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • King’s Cross:1/2/3 – Swing Patrol –
  • Raynes Park: 1 – Swing State –
  • Richmond: 1/1.5 – District Swing –
  • Tooting: 1/1.5 – SugarPush
  • Windsor: 1/1.5 – Swingland –

Thursday:

  • Beckenham: 1/2 – SwingDanceUK –
  • Crystal Palace: 1/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Finsbury Park:1/1.5 – Swing Patrol –
  • [A-Train] Hammersmith: 1/1.5/2 – Swingland –
  • Waterloo:1/1.5/2/3 – Swing Patrol –

Friday

  • Dalston: 1 – Tiger Rag –
  • [Some like it Swing] Bethnal Green: 1 – SwingDanceUK (Monthly)

Saturday

Sunday:

  • Exmouth Market: 1/1.5/2 – Swing Patrol –
  • Islington: 1/1.5 – SugarPush –
  • Twickenham: 1/1.5 – Swingland

Dance Socials:

Balboa Socials:

Blues Socials:

Collegiate Shag Socials:

  • After Shag Pile – Fridays

Lindy Hop Socials:

  • Swing at Sway – Monday (After classes)
  • C-Jam – Tuesday (After classes)
  • A-Train – Thursday (After classes)
  • Third Thursday Jazz Club – Thursday (Third of the month)
  • Ain’t Misbehaving – Friday (Third of the month)
  • Tiger Rag – Fridays
  • Swing Den – Fridays
  • Some like it swing – Fridays (Monthly)
  • Bishopsgate Swing – Sundays
  • Elysian Den – Sundays
  • Rags to Riches – Sundays (Last Sunday of the month)

Occasional Socials:

  • Cahoots Bank Holiday Swing
  • Nighthawks

Dance Courses:

  • City Academy dance course (Day changeable) in six or eight week blocks: 1/1.5 – Sugar push –