Welcome to SwingFest, Sunday 13th August 2023
An amazing day of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing as we take over iconic South London venue The Bedford
Everyone is welcome at SwingFest - you don't need any dance experience for the afternoon or evening, and some of the workshops are suitable for beginners too! Below you will find the events that make up the day - add them to your booking or find out more about each. Your booking can be adjusted easily before checking out - so feel free to add and remove items as you wish!
Live Music Extravaganza & Swing Dance Party
Over three hours of purely live music from two great bands!
in the Club Room
Pete Long's Pocket Basie
Clarinet/sax (and trumpet) maestro and band-leader extraordinaire Peter Long brings his hard-swinging Basie 6-piece - comprising some of today's finest swing & jazz musicians!
Louise Messenger Swingtet - featuring Daniella Teal
"Messenger is a singer of almost impossible talent and class" - Glam Adelaide
Louise brings her vocal talents to her own swinging 6-piece band - this time accompanied by fellow Aussie Daniella Teal
No dance experience needed. Over-18s only.
Afternoon "Tea Dance"
A relaxed, fun afternoon for all! No dance experience required!
in the Ballroom
Admission includes your choice of beginners dance class beforehand (3pm) - Charleston fun with Nikki Santilli or Tap dance for all with Claire Miller!
Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection
Swinging 6-piece band - highly entertaining!
The afternoon is family-friendly!
Swing Dance Workshops
A choice of levels and styles with top teachers!
in the Ballroom and Club Room
Lindy hop, Balboa, authentic Jazz dance, and tap - for all levels
with Martin Ellis, Kim Sheard, Nikki Santilli and Claire Miller
Prices from £17 in advance
Please book workshops directly from the schedule