Welcome to London City Swing

We teach a drop-in West Coast Swing (WCS) class every Tuesday from 18:30 in Holborn.  We try and provide something for everyone, with 3 different classes and social dancing.  Although we have a rough format across each month, beginner dancers can turn up on any Tuesday and start their journey into WCS. Since WCS is a social dance we rotate partners throughout the classes.  This means that there is no need to bring a partner to dance with as you will get to practice with a wide range of dancers across the spectrum of skill and experience.

Class Format

18:30 – 19:00 – Introduction to WCS

This class is aimed at people new to WCS (although several of our regulars use it to warm up) and is designed to get people dancing WCS as quickly as possible. The class is light on technique and focuses on practicing the basic rhythm and fundamental patterns of the dance.

19:15 – 20:00 – WCS Technique

This class is open to everyone and uses the fundamental patterns of WCS to concentrate on connection and lean & follow technique.  Since this class caters for the widest range of dance experience we delve into some of the more technical areas of the dance whilst also giving beginners time to practice their fundamental patterns.  We also incorporate patterns and concepts that we expect dancers to understand before taking our progressive class.  

20:15 – 21:00 – Progressive WCS

This class is open to dancers who know their fundamental patterns and concepts.  It is designed to expand everyone’s WCS skills, repertoire and experience.  The progressive class has a monthly theme to provide a focus and develop our regular dancers.  The classes generally get harder throughout the month but each class stands alone for dancers who cannot attend every week.

21:00 – 22:00 – Social Dancing

Time to relax and enjoy what you have learned, dancing to an eclectic mix of music ranging from current chart to old school WCS classics!


You can find our class every Tuesday in the London School of Economics Student Centre (next to the Peacock Theatre).


First Floor Cafe,
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre,
Sheffield Street,