- Saturday, September 4, 2021
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Postponed from March 2020, this event will run with a COVID-Safe plan to minimise the risks. Key points include
- NHS COVID Pass Required for Entry
- Reduced Capacity to 150 people
- Social Dance Colour-Coded System
- No Bar - BYO drinks
- No Warm-Up Class
Details explaining these key points can be found further below. Please also read our COVID-Safe measures in full on this link.
NHS COVID PASS - This can be requested from the NHS if you have been double vaccinated, if you have reported a negative test to NHS within 48 hours of the event or if you have natural immunity. Please visit this NHS link for information about how to get your pass (online or postal options available).
REDUCED CAPACITY - Ticket sales wil be limited to 150, approximately half the attendance compared to our busiest events, allowing for more personal space.
SOCIAL DANCE COLOUR-CODED SYSTEM - A colour-coded system will be in place, so you can visually show whether you prefer to be asked to dance or not. Guests will be able to wear stickers, available from reception. Green stickers can be worn if you are happy to be asked to dance, red stickers if you don’t want to be asked.
NO BAR - BYO DRINKS - As the bar can be responsible for queues it will not be in operation. Please bring your own drinks and receptacles.
NO WARM-UP CLASS - As the warm-up class can cause added congestion in the hall, we won't be running it on this occassion.
Please read the full plan here...
Full COVID-Safe Measures for Events
Your Contact Details
As a condition of your booking, we will expect you to
- Test for COVID-19 less than 24 hours before the event.
- Notify us immediately if you have a positive covid test result after attending the event
- Supply accurate email and phone contact information so we can notify you if somebody in your group tests positive
If anybody at the event tests positive and informs us, we will inform you directly and we will encourage you to take your own tests. We will not be sharing your data with any 3rd party contacting system, such as NHS Test & Trace.
Please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result.
Proof of Negative Test
Once you have conducted your COVID test, less than 24 hours before attendance, all attendees should log their negative results via the gov.uk website.
You will then receive a text message, email or notification on the NHS app, which you will need to present on arrival.
This should provide reassurance to all in attendance, that all others in attendance have made every effort to reduce the risks of transmitting the virus.
Don’t Attend If…
You or anyone you live with is feeling ill or has COVID symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days. Or if you or anyone you live with might be susceptible or has a weakened immune system.
Refunds will be available up to 2 days before the event and tickets can be rolled over to a future event for anybody who has not attended (even without notifying us in advance).
Capacity & Distancing
Capacity will be reduced to allow more personal space.
A visual system will be employed to allow attendees to indicate whether they are comfortable or not being asked to dance, or with others coming close to their personal space.
However, there will be no formal social distancing requirement due to the nature of the event. The proof of negative lateral flow tests should provide reassurance to attendees of the safety of this event.
Arrival & Departure
Please allow extra time for arrival due to checking the proof of a negative test, and keep well spaced if queueing. Please use hand sanitization before, during and after this event.
Please Ensure You Register on Arrival
We need to know every person in attendance. The welcome team will have a register, either digital or paper, so please ensure they have noted your admittance.
Wearing of Face Coverings
The wearing of face coverings is now optional, please feel free to wear them for as much or as little as you are comfortable with.
Other Things We Are Doing
- No rotation during warm-up class
- Wiping down surfaces
- Lowering music levels to reduce the need for projection when speaking.
- External doors/windows will be open wherever possible to increase airflows.
What Happens If...
If the local area, venue or key staff are locked down or ordered to self-isolate then the event will be moved on to a future date.
If you, as an attendee, have tested positive, are told to self-isolate, have any COVID symptoms or are unwell you should not attend.
We look forward to welcoming you to a safe and enjoyable event.
Extraordinary Ticket Cancellation & Refunds Policy
As attendance may be dependant on a negative test within 48hrs of the event, we're adjusting our cancellation policy.
We'll be accepting cancellations and offering full refunds until 9am on the Thursday morning directly before the event (eg 9am on Thurs 2nd Sept).
Everybody who does not attend and notifies us by the end of the following day, Sun 5th Sept, can use the value of their ticket against a future event, so no ticket holder need lose out.
We are delighted to welcome back JG & The Ultimates to 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 the 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. It's 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 smart or retro - but keep it light-hearted, this is just for fun!
The band will be supported by swinging DJs. The DJ team will play a great mix of swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues music. 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 and you'll be welcomed by our own friendly team of 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.
Purchase your tickets from this web page only. The e-tickets will whizz directly to your email inbox on the completion of your order. If they don't come through please check your spam folder before contacting us.
You can show your E-tickets and your NHS Covid Pass from your phone on arrival, or printed them out in advance if you prefer.
Standard Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy
View full terms and conditions on the links below. This includes Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy, Event Cancellation, Changes To Advertised Line Up, Aborting Events and Transfer of Tickets. By purchasing a ticket for this event we understand that you accept the terms and conditions detailed on the link.