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Swing Fest 2022

An amazing day of live swing music, swing dance workshops and dancing as we take over The Bedford


Swing Dance Workshops

A wide choice of levels and styles with top teachers!

in the Ballroom and Club Room

A selection of swing dance workshops for all levels – Lindy hop, authentic Jazz dance, and tap – with experienced professional teachers.

Prices from £30 (£25 early-bird) in advance

Please book workshops directly from the schedule

From 10.30 am

Afternoon "Tea Dance"

Afternoon “Tea Dance”
A relaxed, fun afternoon for all! No dance experience required!

in the Ballroom

Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection
Swinging 5-piece band – highly entertaining!


Swing DJ
Fun dance class for all, with Maxine Kilgour of South London’s Swingdyhop

The afternoon is family-friendly!

2.30 - 5.30

Sunday night

Live Music Extravaganza & Swing Dance Party
Over three hours of purely live music from two great bands!

in the Club Room

The Intercontinentals
International 6-piece featuring Leigh Barker on double-bass, Duncan Hemstock on clarinet/sax, and the exquisite vocals of Louise Messenger!


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!

Over-18s only. No dance experience needed. Reserved seating available on the Mezzanine (balcony) – with fantastic view of the stage.

7pm - 10.30