All the latest info about upcoming Swing (and swing-ish) music gigs in and around Dublin.
NOTE: It's sometimes a good idea to ring ahead to check if a particular gig is on, especially around bank holidays and at Christmas time.
Wednesdays - Dublin
Route 66 at the Turk's Head (www.turkshead.ie), Parliament Street, Dublin 2 from 8.00 -11 p.m.
Every Wednesday night in the Turk's Head, we host Route 66, our Swing social night! Doors open at 7.50 p.m., and admission is €6 (or more if there is a live band playing). Free, easy, drop-in beginners East Coast Swing class 8.00 - 8.45 (see the Classes page for more info about the lesson), DJed swing dancing 8.45 - 11 p.m.. You don't need to bring a partner, just a desire to have some fun!
The night also includes a "Beyond the Basics" class from 7:00 to 7:45. This class is aimed at people who have been coming to the Beginners lesson for at least a few weeks, are comfortable with the dance, and want to start learning more challenging moves. Don't worry, this is still a drop-in class, so you don't have to sign up in advance or anything.
Mondays - Dublin
The Hep Cat Club - weekly at The Workman's Club
This night is much the same as what you'll find at Route 66 on Wednesday! Organised by the fabulous Jessica, the night includes an Improvers Swing class (Lindy Hop) from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. and a Beginners Swing class (Lindy Hop) from 8 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.. This is followed by DJed social dancing. It is €8 for the class, which includes entry into the club after.
Jessica Peel-Yates runs a night called The Hep Cat Club every Monday at The Workman's Club at 10 Wellington Quay (on the south side of the Liffey near Parliament Street). The Improvers Swing class is on from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. The Beginners Swing class is on from 8 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. This is followed by DJed social dancing. It is €8 for the class, which includes entry into the club after. For further details, go to www.dublindy.com/dublin-classes.
East Coast Swing classes are taught on Wednesday nights in the Turk's Head, Parliament Street as part of the Route 66 Swing night. The beginner class is from 8 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. and the "Beyond the Basics" class is before that from 7 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. For more information on this night, see above or check out the Classes page.
Lindy Hop classes on Thursday nights at The Charthouse Business Centre, 157-159 Richmond Road, Fairview, Dublin 3 are on hold for the time being.