Are you a werewolf, witch or ghost by any chance? You can transform into whatever you want to be at our Spookeasy!
Get ready for a spooktacular night packed with terrifying performances, best dressed competitions, witches broth and more at Birmingham’s finest circus venue. This seasonal social dance is organised for The Swing Era dancers from all levels (courses and drop-ins) to meet, mingle and dance together.
7-8pm Halloween themed dance class
This spooky dance class is for all levels, complete beginners welcome.
8-11pm Social Dance with DJs
9pm Performances –
Join in the performances or sit back and enjoy.
Tickets will be released 3 months before the event. Sign up to our newsletter to find out about the latest ticket releases.
Hot Ginger and The Swing Era have teamed up to bring exciting social dances to Birmingham with internationally experienced DJ’s playing high quality Vintage swing music. We’ll start you off with a swing dance taster workshop (different theme every month!) then we’ll have a great afternoon of social dancing.
2-3pm 1920s Charleston workshop with Millie & Martyn (Open to All Levels)
3-6pm Social dance
1920s Charleston workshop
get stuck in with this decadent pre-decessor of Lindy Hop that was danced during the infamous Prohibition Era. Think Roaring twenties, flapper and speakeasies. Also, 1920s Charleston is another one of those dance styles that is perfect to dance fast music…
Introducing: The tiniest social dance floor in the world!
‘Swing at The Bothy’ is the notorious biweekly swing social dance run by The Swing Era, a swing dance school in Birmingham (United Kingdom). The Bothy is a shed with rustic charm in the beer garden of the beautiful independent Prince of Wales pub in Moseley. ‘ Swing at the Bothy’ is sometimes referred to as Birmingham’s version of Herrang… but then a tiny notch smaller! Ever since The Swing Era started running classes at a nearby dance school in 2014 the students have come to The Bothy for a drink and a dance after class.
We boldly make the claim that THIS IS the tiniest social dance floor in the world! Is there anyone who can beat this?
5×3 meter (15m2)
Record number of 43 swing dancers dancing at the same time (2017)
Record number of 14 swing dance couple dancing at the same time (2018)
A 5 piece swing band performing live (2017) (see video below)
Performances of the Shim Sham, Tranky Do and… even The Big Apple take place regularly (see video below)
Other fun facts:
The DJ booth is the first seat on the bench on the left (everybody knows this)
Dancers have travelled from far and wide to attend this social: USA, Canada, Romania, Lithuania, Portugal, Korea, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Nigeria, Australia, Scotland, France, Wales, Mexico, Greece, Spain and India
Regular visitors are now masters in floor craft
See ‘Swing at The Bothy’ in action!
The Big Apple performed to a 5-piece swing band in The Bothy:
The Shim Sham record in The Bothy:
Visit the tiniest social dance floor in the world!
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
8-9pm Beginners social dance practice
9-11pm social dance
swing dance lessons birmingham west midlands lindy hop
Come and join us for our popular lindy hop taster classes at Cherry Red’s in Birmingham City Centre (88-92 John Bright St, B1 1BN). This taster Lindy hop class at 7pm, which is open to everyone who is interested in trying this exciting vintage dance style for the first time. After the class there will be a change to socialise with a drink at this lovely venue.
For existing dancers: this is a great opportunity to bring a friend along, who is new to lindy hop!
Ticket CLASS: £7 (on door)Check out http://theswingera.co.uk/swing-dancing-at-cherrys/
An amazing opportunity came up for The Swing Era to host a social dance in the Great Western Arcade. This Grade-2 listed Victorian shopping arcade is one of Birmingham’s finest historical landmarks. It is only a short stroll from Birmingham New Street.
We will be dancing for 30 minutes only so be on time!
Date: Saturday 27th of August
Time: 13.40pm – 14.10pm
Location: B2 5HU.
Come and join us for our brand new monthly swing dancing night at Cherry Red’s in Birmingham City Centre. We’ll start with a Lindy hop taster class at 7pm, which is open to everyone who is interested in trying this exciting vintage dance style for the first time. After the class there will be a social dance from 8pm onwards.
Ticket CLASS & SOCIAL: £7 (on door)
Ticket SOCIAL ONLY: £5 (on door)
What is Lindy Hop? Check out this video by teachers Martyn and Suzanne HERE