Swing at The Bothy – The tiniest social dance floor in the world!

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
  • Free event
  • Find the next event on our Facebook
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Swing at The Village

Come and join us for live swing music and dancing on 2nd Nov in the glass house at the Village pub in Moseley.

8 – 9pm Practice session for starting dancers.
9 – 11pm Live swing music and Dj’s

This is a free event, although we do take donations towards the live music!

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Swing Dancing at Cherry’s

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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 https://theswingera.co.uk/swing-dancing-at-cherrys/

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Swing at the Great Western Arcade

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.

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Swing dancing at Cherry Red’s

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 

The Swing Era at Cherry Red's

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The Sunday Shakedown

 

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Swing at the Bothy

Join The Swing Era for your regular dose of dancing at The Prince of Wales Moseley and come along to our forthnightly social dances. DJs include Dj Dr Cave, Tom Chapman, and Martyn Nelson. Come for a drink and a dance! 🙂

This is a free event but there will be an empty pint glass passed around for donations.

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Please follow and like us:

Swing dancing at Cherry Red’s

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.

Ticket CLASS: £7 (on door)

What is Lindy Hop? Check out this video by teachers Martyn and Suzanne HERE 

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swing dance lessons birmingham west midlands lindy hop

 

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Swing at the Bothy

Join The Swing Era for your regular dose of dancing at The Prince of Wales Moseley and come along to our forthnightly social dances. DJs include Dj Dr Cave, Tom Chapman and Martyn Nelson. Come for a drink and a dance! 🙂

This is a free event but there will be an empty pint glass passed around for donations.

swing dance classes birmingham west midlands lindy hop social dance

 

Please follow and like us:

Swing dancing at Cherry Red’s

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 

The Swing Era at Cherry Red's

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