There are social dances on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in Chiswick Town Hall. This is a listed building with a lovely atmospheric interior and a sprung wooden dance floor. It is situated just off the Chiswick High Road where there are plenty of shops and places to eat.
Entrance to the social dances is included in the festival price. We have a chill-out area where free tea, snacks and soft drinks will be available all evening.
Please note that we are unable to offer evening-only tickets this year.
Friday - 8:00pm till midnight
We kick off the weekend with the opening dance on Friday evening, with live music from our first band, the Shirt Tail Stompers. This band are one of the UK's best exports onto the European Swing Dance scene and last year alone saw them playing for dancers in Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, The Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Italy and throughout the UK to rave reviews. We will also have top DJs playing a variety of music to keep you swingin' till midnight.
Saturday - 8:00pm till midnight
On Saturday evening we have our second live band, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra. This 11-piece band are really quite unique. They authentically recreate dance music from the 1920s and 30s and have thousands of rare dance band arrangements from the period. They have a superb authentic sound and look, so this will be a great night to dig out your finest vintage threads!
Sunday 6:30pm till 10:30pm
We bring the weekend to a close with Sunday's dance. We will be running the fun "Inter-National" Balboa Competition, where the only rule is that you must enter with someone who is from a different country to yourself! This means that many of the entrants may never have danced with their parnter before the weekend and makes for a fun and light-hearted competition which everyone is welcome to enter. Alternatively, you can just watch the fun whilst sipping tea and nibbling on a scone! Of course, we will have plenty of top DJ music for you to dance to as well.