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  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Sadly the revised date of  Saturday the 24th October doesn’t look feasible given the current social distancing guidance. We’re working on securing venue and band for the equivalent March Saturday weekend date in 2021, so pencil Sat 27th March into your diaries. We’ll be in touch as soon as it is confirmed!

We are delighted to welcome back JG & The Ultimates to the The Swing Dance Company! JG & The Ultimates were awesome when performing at our Xmas Swinging Ball in 2015 their return is much anticipated.

JG & the Ultimates are a rockin’ rhythm & blues band formed and fronted by guitarist, Jay Gipson. Jay has played guitar & been performing now for 30 years in a variety of bands, guises & genres. As well as performing for The Swing Dance Company, the band have taken festivals across the UK and Europe by storm including Viva Las Vegas, Atomic Festival, Twinwood, Secret Garden Party, Rhythm Riot & more. Its sure to be a great night! See JG & The Ultimates perform here.


Everybody is welcome at our Swinging Balls, whether you want to spend all night dancing or prefer to kick back and watch the show. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been held at Admiral Lord Nelson School for nearly 20 years and they have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK and Europe’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.


Our Swinging Balls are more than just a live band event though. Guests are invited to dress appropriately for the 1950s theme – but keep it light-hearted, this is a theme evening and just for fun! Our team will be busy dressing the venue especially for the night!

The band will be supported by swinging DJs and a warm-up lesson. The DJ team will play a great mix of swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues music. The evening will be kick started with a warm-up class, suitable for all levels. Don’t miss out on this fantastic night of live entertainment, music and dancing, book your tickets now!


The venue offers a spacious dance floor, ample seating and tables plus an inexpensive fully licensed in-house bar operated by our own friendly dancers. Being just a few minutes away from the A27/M27 near the Eastern Road in Portsmouth, the venue is easy to reach from far and wide – we always attract dancers from all over the South. The venue has a large car park.

Our Swinging Balls have featured some of the finest performers for dancers such as The Regular Joes, The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez, Si Cranstoun, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and The Swing Commanders have all appeared at our Swinging Balls over the years. We’re confident that this evening will bring just as much joy to attendees.

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Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5XT, United Kingdom


Customer Parking & Entrance for Tuesday Classes

Please use the “Community Entrance”, this is at the southern end of the main building. The MUGA (tennis courts) should be available for parking, so please drive to the gate at the southern end of the school (approximately opposite Subway).

Refurbished Toilets

The 1st Floor toilets (accessed near the canteen area) are refurbished and look fab, so we’re using those for this event!