Welcome to Swingaroo Vintage Dancehall Record Hops!
… ready to party like it’s 1939 ?
- Music from the 20’s to the 50’s
- Dance tuition
- Cupcakes to start the night, and a bar to finish it!
- Always on the last Friday of each month. Check the dates page for details of acts.
Dress up and get down, we’ll teach you how!
The Swingaroo Vintage Dancehall is an exciting monthly event in Preston, Lancashire, celebrating the swing era from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The music, the style, the decorations, the romance and, of course, the dancing. Whether you’re a fan of The Charleston, the Lindy Hop, Balboa or Jive, there will be tunes to get you ‘In the Mood’ for dancing.
Learn to dance.
If you’re an absolute beginner, but fancy having a go, fear not. We can get you started with enough moves to enable you to join in and have a go and will also show you exercises to improve leading and following techniques. The committee members have all learned to Lindy Hop with our former resident teachers from Pure Lindy and also Manchester Lindy. We aim to use the same methods when spending time with beginners. No partner? No problem. We’ll make sure that you’re taken care of. Just chat with somebody wearing a ‘Taxi Dancer Badge and they’ll get you started.
The dj’s will be playing a varied mix of artists from Noel Coward to Chuck Berry, plenty of Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Brian Setzer and the like. Electro-swing and contemporary hits with a swinging feel will get in there too. Basically, if it makes you move and smile. it’s in!
Doors open at 7.30pm and entry is just £8, £6 for students and £4 for under 16s (must be with an adult).
Swing dancing can be done gently or energetically. We advise that you only dance at a pace that is comfortable for you and that you do so at your own risk.