About

“Joint’s a Hoppin’” is a swing dance social event held on the last Friday of the month (unless otherwise indicated).

pic1The aim is to provide a regular opportunity for swing dancers to strut their stuff in a comfortable sociable environment. Download the “Joint’s a Hoppin’” flyer for an up-to-date events schedule.

You are welcome whether you wish to dance lindy hop, balboa, shag,  jive or just have a drink and listen to the music typifying its heyday (swing, jump blues and rhythm & blues). Expect recorded music from the likes of Teddy Wilson, Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Slim & Slam, Ruth Brown, Goree Carter, Wynonie Harris, The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Bix Biderbecke, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller, Big Joe Turner, Louis Prima, etc., etc., plus a smattering of your favourite R&R numbers.

“Joint’s a Hoppin’” aims to provide live music events whenever possible, but this will depend on the level of dancer support.

For live band events entry is £15 on the door, £14 for reserved (advance) tickets and £10 for students (valid NUS card required). Admission for record hops is £8. Particular events may be priced differently, according to circumstances.

If you are looking for dance lessons feel free to contact me – I’m happy to point you in the right direction for lindy hop or other swing or Jive classes held in your area.