C Jam @ The Bedford
Dance run by Swingland
Tuesday 22 October 2019 In Past
The home of Savoy-style Lindy hop in London!
Dance Styles: 1940s Jive, Balboa, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Charleston, Jazz Steps, Lindy Hop
Price: £5 for dancing only (admission after 9pm) - £12 (£10 NUS/Equity with ID) on live band nights
Time: 9pm-11pm dancing to top swing DJs and occasional live band
Ticket Options: Pay on door
Full details including live band dates at https://www.swingland.com/c-jam/
Weekly drop-in classes + dance party (swing DJs + occasional live bands)
· no need to book, just turn up
· no previous experience needed
· no partner needed
· start any week
In the Ballroom
7pm - doors open
7.15pm Beginners class - swing dance (Lindy hop) fundamentals, no experience required!
8.15pm short practice session - and if you're not doing the next class grab a drink afterwards and stay for more dancing/practice later!
8.30pm Improvers/intermediates class - move your dancing to the next level!
9pm-11pm Dance party - freestyle dancing/practice with top swing DJs and occasional live bands
Swingland’s Tuesday night classes and club C Jam enjoyed an 18-year run at The Bedford before the recent £multi-million renovation and we’re over the moon to be back in the Ballroom, with probably London’s finest dance floor for swing dancing!
Lindy hop is the original swing (jive) dance style – smooth, cool and flowing or highly athletic and energetic, but always happy and playful. With roots in the Charleston, Breakaway and other styles, it is danced primarily to Big Band Swing but can be danced to everything from hot jazz, early rnb, rock’n’roll and lounge swing.
Come and join us to learn and dance on Tuesdays from 7pm – just turn up, no need to book and no partner needed either!
The Bedford venue
Period ballroom located on the first floor of multi award winning live music/comedy/dance venue & pub. Smooth wooden dance floor (arguably the best floor in London!), air conditioned, fully licensed bar.
By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.
By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.
By bus - Buses 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155
By car - Just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is plenty of parking in local streets, free after 6.30pm.
Address: 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London London London SW SW12 9HD
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