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?
Other fun facts:
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!
Stomp Stomp 2018 is coming…
A unique swing dance weekend of Lindy Hop/Solo Jazz workshops alongside Swingamajig Festival, 4/5/6 May 2018
Swingamajig, the UK’s largest alternative vintage festival and The Swing Era – Birmingham’s hottest swing dance school are coming together to run a day of dance workshops with a party in the evening!
Whether you are complete beginner or a seasoned dancer there is something for everyone, with 4 ability groups and internationally acclaimed teachers, it is a fantastic opportunity to brush up your moves before heading to Swingamajig Festival.
We also run an open class – Solo Jazz for Electro Swing where we fuse elements of traditional jazz with street dance and everyone is welcome to that class, whatever your level.
The classes are followed by a Party at All Saints Community Centre/Circus Mash in Kings Heath with a live 16 piece swing band, the Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra, and also a dedicated beginners room so whatever your level you can come and join in the fun.