If you're new to swing dancing this is an opportunity to learn a few simple, fun steps to try out later on. You don't need a partner and you don't need any previous experience - the class is aimed at absolute beginners.
With live music from the fantastic, charismatic and highly entertaining Natty Congeroo & The Flames Of Rhythm plus top swing DJs bringing you the best in Big band swing, RnB, Jump and early RocknRoll.
Dancing at The Hammersmith Club
Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm have worked hard to become one of the leading Swing bands in Europe and regularly performs for major international festivals, prestigious vintage events and swing dances. Past performances include headline slots at Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival, Boomtown, Parma Swing Festival, Hep Cats Holiday and Rhythm Riot, as well as large-scale private events for ‘Lush’ cosmetics in Amsterdam, White Mink in Italy, the Royal Northern College of Music’s Summer Ball and the opening of the St. Regis hotel in Mumbai. The band closed 2015 in style as the main act in the Clore Ballroom as part of the lavish Hemingway Vintage Festival that took over the Southbank Centre on New Years Eve.
The band is led by the legendary showman Natty Congeroo; a popular, stylish and flamboyant Singer/ Dancer/DJ and all round Hep Cat who has been performing at the top of his game for many years. The players: The Sizzle, The Killer Diller, Lá Bass, Dr Kitch and La Mamba provide unrivalled levels of excitement and astonishing musical skill that is an explosive mix once the show gets started. If the band look as if we’re having a great time on stage (and diving into the audience!) that’s because we are!