London Swing Cats

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Authentic Lindy Hop & Jitterbug from the 1930s, ‘40s & ‘50s

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The VOODOO DOLL'S Christmas Party is on Saturday 20th December with live music from


1940s - '50s Style Vocal Harmony Trio.

This is the band that everyone's been talking about in the UK for the last three years. These guys have wowed audiences all across Europe but not for much longer...

Sadly, the guys have decided to stop gigging and the Atomic Festival in May 2015 will be their final performance. Voodoo Doll’s Christmas Party will be one of their last gigs in London so you really won't want to miss it.

If you haven't seen them before, we're talking three sharp-suited dudes, three incredible pitch perfect voices & three consummate instrumental artists performing the music they love with style, polish & panache.

The Inteli-Gents are an aural history of vocal harmony, from the smooth swing of the 1930s, through the hot jumpin' 1940s to the rockin' rhythms & accapella doo-wop of the 1950s.

Whatever they play, The Inteli-Gents have an uncanny ability to bring something new & dynamic to the music and make it their own.

Plus DJs Voodoo Doll & Jumpin’ Jim!!

I plan to make this the best club in London Town and hope that you will join me each month. There will be killer live bands and the very best DJs playing a mix of rhythm & blues, swing, rock 'n' roll & jump jive. The venue has a spectacular view along the Thames and the drinks are very reasonable indeed. So, put on your gladrags and come and cut a rug each month at VOODOO DOLL'S.

Please see here for more information.



Monday 15th December – last one before Christmas
Beginner & Intermediate Drop- In Classes with Claire Austin on Upper Street, Islington.

Followed by music & dancing through 'til 11pm

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Tuesday 16th December – last one before Christmas
Beginner & Intermediate Drop- In Classes with Claire Austin at this fun & friendly club.

Followed by music & dancing through 'til 11pm

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Christmas/New Year dates are as follows:

Mon 8th - no class at Hoxley & Porter due to a private party, but we will be meeting at Slim Jim's up the road for a few drinks instead!
Tue 9th - Swing Cats Corner at Walthamstow
Mon 15th - Swing Out is back at Hoxley & Porter 
Tue 16th - Swing Cats Corner at Walthamstow
Sat 20th - Voodoo Doll's Christmas Party with THE INTELI-GENTS
Mon 29th - Swing Out Party Night at Hoxley & Porter - no classes, just social dancing all night from 7pm. Only £5

Fri 2nd Jan - HIP SHAKE is back at Orford House, Walthamstow
Mon 5th Jan - Swing Out at Hoxley & Porter 
Tue 6th Jan - Swing Cats Corner at Walthamstow


Here's a clip featuring Dean Collins and Jewel McGowan from the 1941 film "Buck Privates".

It will give you an idea of the kind of material we teach.