- Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Swing Dance Company hosts another fantastic Xmas Swinging Ball. We welcome Laura B back with her fantastic 8-piece band, after performing a wonderful show for us in Summer 2018.
Having built a fantastic reputation at many major events playing 1950s style good time Rhythm’n’Blues, Laura B and Her Band will be a perfect fit at our Xmas Swinging Ball.
Laura B at The Royal Festival Hall
This Xmas Swinging Ball is open to all, 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 17 years and they have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK and Europe’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.
Laura B’s band are made up of some of the finest authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe, band members have played with the likes of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Mike Sanchez Band and Blue Harlem. They like to get us down with classic rhythm’n’blues from the early 1950s, Laura draws inspiration from female vocalists such as Etta James, Wynona Carr and Big Maybelle.
Laura B and Her Band have played have performed at prestigious venues and festivals including London’s famous 100 Club, at London Royal Festival Hall, Twinwood Festival, Vintage at Goodwood, Rhythm Riot, Hemsby Weekender and Hep Cats Holiday plus festivals in Holland, Belgium, Italy and Spain.
Our Swinging Ball dance events sell out time after time. As a result please book early for this next feature event.
This Swinging Ball is open to all, you will have great fun whether you want to spend all night dancing or prefer to kick back and watch the show. Due to the unique atmosphere these events have a splendid reputation, attracting the UK and Europe’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances. Almost certainly the best venue for dancers, Admiral Lord Nelson School has hosted our celebrated Swinging Ball events for over 17 years.
The Xmas Swinging Ball is more than just a live band event though – with some loving touches you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening. Our team will be busy dressing the venue especially for the night!
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. The evening is perfect for you whether you prefer to dance non-stop or just kick back, socialise and enjoy the live music and entertainments. 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.
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 tracks. 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!
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Finding The Venue
The entrance to Admiral Lord Nelson School is located on Dundas Lane. From the roundabout outside Ocean Village Retail Park take the road passed the school and enter via the school’s mini-roundabout entrance.
For normal events parking can be found directly from the entrance mini-roundabout.
Finding The Hall
Normal access is via the Community Entrance, so from the car park you will need to walk the length of the building along the external path. Once entering the community entrance, follow the main corridor into the school. We use the main school hall, which is on the left hand side of the main corridor.
For regular classes, the Main Hall is divided into two rooms. For end of term ball events, the divider is removed to provide one huge space.
Currently there are expansion works taking place at the venue, any special arrangements will be notified by separate email.