May 23rd, 24th, 25th, Bank Holiday weekend. 11am - 6pm every day. Featuring swing dance lessons conducted by The London Swing Dance Society and The Shag Pile dance team. (Shag Pile Lessons from Sat 23rd 12-2.30pm/Sun 24th 12-5pm/Mon 25th 12-2pm) bringing their exuberance and passion for all things swing to the gardens with a heavy emphasis on fun and good times to get everyone going!
The second half of the day’s lessons for general beginners to advanced will be provided by The London Swing Dance Society ‘s Simon Selmon (Sat 23rd 3-6pm/Mon 25th 2-5pm) Established in 1986 and one of London’s longest running centres of swing dance excellence. Come and learn with one of the best in town!
Classes and workshops will cover Lindy Hop, Charleston, Collegate Shag and more and be interspersed with fun routines, demonstrations social dance interludes.
A full time table of classes will be provided shortly. All lessons and workshops will run on a first come first served basis, so please arrive early to sign-up. All lessons will also be provided on a voluntary donation basis, once the class has ended and the hat is passed, please tip our wonderful instructors accordingly.
For those that want to come and just dance all day to beautiful swing and hot jazz , On the Gardens is proud to present the World’s only 78rpm valve sound system. London’s Mouthful Of Jam Will be in residence for the entire bank holiday weekend and located left of the foot tunnel, MFOJ creator, founder and Art Deco Sound System builder par excellence, DJ Paul Golledge and guests provide vintage dance floor fillers in all their glory whilst the Thames and London’s riverbanks provides the stunning back drop to dance the day away.
As with all our events On the Gardens, our vintage Market will be the centre piece , running straight down the middle of the plaza forming a pop-up market street for three days with traders selling all kinds of wonderful vintage clothes , accessories , collectables , home ware and records.
We will also have numerous food vendors at key points On the Gardens, serving up tasty cuisine from around the world.
....And also The Dandy Lion, our fully licensed Cocktail Bar , will be bang in the middle of the gardens, serving the finest swing dance themed refreshments and amazing non alcoholic concoctions for all the thirsty dancers and spectators.
CALLING ALL VINTAGE CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, LIFE STYLE VENDORS, RECORD DEALERS, ARTS & CRAFT PEOPLE! SMALL PITCHES 7X7, £40 PER DAY OR £95 FOR THREE DAYS / 10X10 £50 PER DAY OR £125 FOR THREE DAYS. PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*WE'RE ALMOST FULL AS OF 01/05/15 1 10X10 LEFT AND JUST 4 7X7.........Probably be full by Tues/weds.
Whole site is very busy usually , but combined with our event and promotions, we are expecting a big turn out of dancers and shoppers alike!