Events Returning After Lockdown

Update 18th August 2021

With legal restrictions lifted we are now working towards bringing classes and events back in some locations. For the safety of all attendees, we have drawn up COVID-safe plans for each type of activity this Autumn.

This is a tricky period for us to navigate, as people will start to feel ready to return to face-to-face activities at different times. With continued uncertainty, we're not in a position to bring all previous classes back straight away.

COVID-Safe Plan for Workshops and Courses

COVID-Safe Measures for Resuming Courses

Refresher Workshops

There has been a steady flow of requests for our courses to return to local venues, accompanied by concerns from dancers that they've forgotten much of what they had learned!

For this reason, we are running refresher workshops prior to the return of courses this Autumn at all venues that we have so far arranged. These workshops are aimed at giving people who have already taken our courses in the past the opportunity to recap the moves in a one-off, stand-alone evening workshop. These are mostly refreshers of the Beginners Course, with an Intermediate level refresher also available in one location. These refreshers will also help those people who did not complete a course they started prior to lockdown.

Event Venue Date
Pick'n'Mix Strolls Gosport, Bay House School
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 8:15 pm
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SwingJive Courses

Courses will resume at selected venues in September and October. Most venues will run Beginners and Intermediate Yellow, with a couple of venues offering Inters Plus Orange instead.

At present, we have confirmed lessons will restart at Farnborough, Farnham, Dorchester, Poole, Fareham, Gosport and Botley this September, all in the same venue and with the same instructor as before lockdown. We're still talking to staff and venues about restarting classes at other established locations and hope to resume soon.

Everybody who was on a course that was unable to finish prior to lockdown will be contacted directly with options.

Event Venue Date
Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Fareham Fareham Social Club
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:15 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Yellow Intermediate - Fareham Fareham Social Club
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:30 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Poole Poole, Cornerstone Academy
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:00 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Yellow Intermediate - Poole Poole, Cornerstone Academy
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:15 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Botley Botley, Market Hall
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 5:00 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Yellow Intermediate - Botley Botley, Market Hall
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 6:15 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Orange Inters Plus - Botley Botley, Market Hall
  • Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:30 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Gosport Gosport, Bay House School
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Farnborough Farnborough, Wavell Hall
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 7:15 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Yellow Intermediate - Farnborough Farnborough, Wavell Hall
  • Monday, October 4, 2021 8:30 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Dorchester Dorchester, The Thomas Hardye School
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:45 pm
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10wk SwingJive Course Orange Inters Plus - Farnham Farnham, All Hallows School
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:15 pm
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Absolute Beginners SwingJive Course incl Free Trial - Farnham Farnham, All Hallows School
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:30 pm
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Social Dance Events

Portsmouth with JG & The Ultimates

Our next intended date for the Portsmouth Swinging Ball is Saturday 4th September.

At this point we expect the event to go ahead, although there may be COVID-safe precautions such as reduced attendance, the use of the NHS COVID pass (available via the COVID app based on negative test within 48 hours, double vaccination or natural immunity) and bring-your-own drinks.

Following regular surveys, we know that a number of guests don't feel ready to attend yet, so we expect a natural reduction in attendance compared to normal. Although we are not selling any tickets currently, you can register on a waiting list as tickets are more likely to become available than normal.

Weymouth Pavilion Dance

This is scheduled for Sat 4th December 2021, postponed from April 2020. At present we expect it to go ahead on the new date as planned. Any COVID-safe restrictions will depend on the environment as we approach the date.

Additional tickets will be made available soon for this event, please join the wait list via the button below to register your interest.