Vintage Jitterbug Contest
Jun
26
to Jun 27

Vintage Jitterbug Contest

The Vintage Jitterbug Contest!
Show up, dress up, dance hard, throw down and win big.

Who:
Anyone can enter!
Any Level! Any Style! Lindy Hop, Balboa, Shag, Charleston, Boogie, Jive or Solo!
We encourage everyone to enter and give it a shot.

How:
This All Skate Style
contest will allow everyone to go head to head to live swing music as judges tap out and audience select who continues on to win it all!

Prelims:
26th June & 28th August.
You only have to enter & win Prelims once to progress to the finals. 
A group of dancers will be selected to progress from each prelims to finals.
Didn't make it the first time? Enter twice!

Finals:
August 28th!

Where:
Southbank Spiegeltent.
(Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX)

Social Dancers:
Come by and cheer on your friends! Enjoy a social dance beforehand to live swing music! We need you to bring the noise! 

Prize:
Festival passes to Savoy Cup, Paris Jazz Roots and £1,000!
Winner takes all!
(More to be announced on FB page)

Cost:
Live Music Social Dance and Observer Pass: £14
Entry to compete: £31.50
(Contributions to Winnings)

Step into the world of the 1930’s and join us as we invite London’s top jitterbugs as they show-off and throw-down their best moves to be crowned the city’s best swing dancer. Lindy Hop, Shag, Jive, Swing, Balboa and Charleston will be on display as the city's fastest feet will be challenged and pitted against each other to battle for the audiences' approval and grand prize.

For two nights the The London Wonderground will play host in its beautiful 1920s Spiegeltent to flying dancers and other marvellous dancing spectacles the likes the city has never seen before. The evening will begin with live swing music from London’s finest musicians for all to enjoy culminating in the contest finale where anything goes.

Join us for a social dance or simply come down to cheer your on favourite couple whilst enjoying a drink with your friends

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The Asylum Speakeasy
Jun
16
to Jun 17

The Asylum Speakeasy

We're back! Mark your calander! 

- Music, booze, partying and swing dancing 8pm-5am!
- Special guest dj's
- 9 hours of dancing
- 30% more swing
- Faster bar service
- cheaper drink options
- Lindy, Charleston Balboa, Shag, Cumbia, jump blues, Reggae, vintage Dancehall!
- 3 floors
- Dirty blues basement
- Fine cocktails
- Drinking games room
- Coupious amounts of taxidermy
*Tickets will not be sold at the door, online booking only*

(VOLUNTEERS needed in exchange for a ticket for yourself, contact us ASAP)

What to expect: Music, Booze and your friends. This is a vintage house party in a beautiful venue, not a regular swing dance social in a studio. The records will skip, the floor will be filled, the bar will be busy, music will be fast and it will be hot. This party isn't about just dancing, this is about being with your friends while listening to good tunes and moving your body to all types of vintage music till 5am. Dress up, relax, grab a G&T and have a chat with your swing dance friends...when the song is hot, jump in the swing-dance-mosh-pit, go should to shoulder with your siblings in rhythm.

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Vintage Hair and Make-up Course with Missy Fatale
Nov
13
to Nov 15

Vintage Hair and Make-up Course with Missy Fatale

International Burlesque Siren, and Illamasqua trained Make-Up Artist, MISSY FATALE will be teaching a 2.5hr workshop, instructing in the art of vintage hair and make-up.

Aesthetics and techniques will be covered from the dark and sultry 1920's, including the cupid's bow and finger waves, through the 1930's, 1940's, into the uber-glamour of the 1950's, including the perfect set and the Marilyn Monroe lip. We will cover the ultra-chic 1960's if time permits!

Demonstrations and step-by step tuition will be provided, please bring your own make-up, hair products and tools to try these techniques yourself. We are hosted by a beautiful mirrored space with plenty of natural light.

Suitable for future burlesque starlets, vintage-lovers, swing dancers, drag artists, and everything in-between!

www.MissyFatale.com

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Asylum Vintage House Party
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Asylum Vintage House Party

Limited Early Bird tickets available SOON!
- Dj announced soon
- 10 hours of dancing
- 30% more swing
- Faster bar service
- cheaper drink options
- Lindy, Charleston Balboa, Shag, Cumbia, jump blues, Reggae, vintage Dancehall!
- 3 floors
- Dirty blues basement
- Fine cocktails
- Coupious amounts of taxidermy

(Volunteers needed in exhcnage for a ticket for you and a guest, contact us ASAP)

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Vintage Burlesque Course with Missy Fatale
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Vintage Burlesque Course with Missy Fatale

The Vintage Showgirl course & The Burlesque Siren course
Sundays 1pm-4pm
4-week course, four 3-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)

Sundays:

Oct 16th, 23rd, 30th & Nov 13th

1pm-4pm

LOCATION:   

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1-2pm – Vintage Showgirl only (Track 1)
2-3pm – Students of both tracks
3-4pm – Burlesque Siren only (Track 2)

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Missy Fatale is a world-renowned, international burlesque performer, and swing dance Instructor, specializing in classic burlesque, fire-eating, snake-charming, and 1920’s Charleston. Missy travels the globe performing, and has dedicated four weekends to our beloved London town, in order to teach this long-awaited, and much requested course! Places are limited, and all studios are mirrored professional dance studios. The ‘Graduation Show’ (which is optional, and included in the price) will be confirmed following completion of the course, and will be at a London Cabaret venue, such as Proud Cabaret or Madame Jojo’s. Past students of the course have gone on to become award-winning burlesque artistes (Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas / World Burlesque Games in London) and some have gone back to their normal lives, with a hint of vixen in their eyes, and a new sense of confidence in their bodies, and in themselves.

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Track 1
The Vintage Showgirl course
Sundays 1-3pm
4-week course, four 2-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)

Course Description:
Embrace the diamonds, the feathers, and the high-waisted sequin knickers, and reveal your inner vintage starlet! The wild-abandon of the 1920’s, the era of Josephine Baker, Louise Brooks, prohibition and the advent of the ‘IT’ girl - If you’ve always wanted to be a Busby Berkeley showgirl, then this is what you’ve been waiting for!
We will cover 1930's showgirl jazz dance, chorus-line, 1920’s Charleston, troupe & solo performance, expression & characterisation, costuming, and entertaining your adoring crowd.

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Track 2: The Burlesque Siren course
Sundays 2-4pm
4-week course, four 2-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)

Course Description:
Dita Von Teese, the glamour of Marilyn Monroe, and more feathers and diamonds than you can shake a stick at! This course is dedicated to celebrating women, our bodies (all ages, shapes and sizes!) and our sexuality - which is something to be proud of! Whether you want to become a fully-fledged burlesque performer, increase your dancing repertoire, or simply learn how to feel fabulous and improve your confidence, this is the course for you.  
We will cover 1950's bump n' grind, slow sensual exotica, basic body movement, costuming, history & icons, neo-burlesque (and boylesque if required!) the art of the tease, and of course how to perform burlesque on a stage.
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Combine both courses for the ultimate showgirl experience, a full 12 hours! (£120)

No experience whatsoever is needed to take either course. All ages, shapes and persuasions welcome!

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5-week Beginner Balboa for Int. Lindy Hoppers
Sep
13
5:30 AM05:30

5-week Beginner Balboa for Int. Lindy Hoppers

Your hosts Josh Harvey-Gomez invite you to a 5-Week  progressive series with The Vintage Arts Asylum focused on the popular dances of the swing era: Balboa.

Starts Oct 13 through Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3 , Nov 10

Location: Cable Street Studios, Limehouse

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Balboa for Lindy Hoppers  (7pm-8pm Thursdays )

If you already know how to Lindy but have wanted to add the Balboa step to your arsenal of fast dance skills, than this track is for you. We'll progressively go over the basic movements and figures of Balboa and "Bal-Swing". We invite dancers who have an intermediate level of Lindy experince already and feel comfortable social dancing as we require everyone to at least understand leading/following.  If you know the basic steps and want to learn this dance with some cool tricks and moves, sign up!

   -£65 Single Ticket

   - £110 with a partner

  This is a small studio for a focused envoirment, we're limiting this to ONLY 8 couples!

Afterwards we'll walk over and enjoy live music at Jamboree! 

Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate.

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The Asylum Vintage House Party
Jun
24
to Jun 25

The Asylum Vintage House Party

JOIN THE ASYLUM! For another night of debauchery, dancing, drinking, debating, taxidermy, tequila, cake, and experientation. Bring a zest for life, a friend, and no shoe bags.. :)

- 10 hours of dancing
- Three STELLAR DJ's (Richard PUCCI - Natty Bo - Tim HELLZAPOPPIN)
- Lindy, Charleston Balboa, Shag, Cumbia, Reggae, vintage Dancehall!
- 3 floors
- Fine cocktails
- Coupious amounts of taxidermy

£15 All night
£10 After Midnight
(£10 Limited Early Bird Tickets for All night)

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Skills & Creativity with Tony Jackson and Ciana Skeete
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Skills & Creativity with Tony Jackson and Ciana Skeete

Back by Popular demand, Tony Jackson will join us again at The Vintage Arts Asylum , this time partnering up with London's favourite follow, Euro Star winner and rug-cutter: Ciana Skeete! 

Together, a powerhouse of style and skill, will will host them for a 5 week course followed by The Asylum Speakeasy each night!

What will they be teaching? Good question:

Track 1: New ideas for your Lindy: Lets gets creative!

Track 2: New skills for your Lindy: Lets dance!


It’s that simple. The aim? To help you feel better about your dancing and improve on your already bad ass skills. Tony and Ciana have some great things to share with you, but don’t forget to bring your problems and questions as this will be the time to hammer things out. 

This 5 week run will be intensive, fun, creative and will guide you to the next level of your dancing.Priority tickets offered to those who sign up with a friend/partner. Details regarding the event will be on the confirmation email!

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The Vintage House Party
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Vintage House Party

Oooooh yes! Back by popular demand! We're throwing another roaring vintage party at The Vintage Arts Asylum speakeasy!

It's Jazz Appreciation Month! Did you know that? Well, now you do. We're throwing a party to celebrate the genre we love and you're invited to dance all night with us. Did we need a reason to party? Not really, but was a great excuse. 
Now that you have fully recovered from our last party, here's your chance to grab another round of drinks with your friends and dance in one of the most amazing venues in London. Music will be bumping on 4 floors for you to swing dance, chat with your friends and drink into the wee hours of the night. Let's celebrate the eventual arrival of spring! Did we mention we'll be bringing in some of the best dj's around? 
As always, we'll be playing music and serving drinks till 5am! 8+ hours of dancing!

- £10 Entry before midnight and £5 for entry after midnight.

- 830pm-5am

- Swing, jump blues, dixieland, latin and anything that keep you dancing. 

- 3 floors of dancing

- dress up a bit

(fees not included)

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Swivel and Follow Variations with Paula Ryan
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Swivel and Follow Variations with Paula Ryan

If you have ever envied the stylistic swivles of Jewel Mcgowan, Irene thomas, Mousey Albright or any other infamous follows of the swing era, then join us on the 19th as we have guest teacher and swivles specialist and Irish phenomenom: Paula Ryan.

Paula is our local legend and swilving hero here in London. She's our resident bad ass and globe trotting (swivling) idol. Like sarcasm and quick wit? Do you like swivling sharper and faster than anyone else on the floor? Interested in some different variations? She's your gal to learn from. 

due to room size and to give more attention to each student, we are limiting class size.

-8:00pm sharp start.

- 1.5 hour class

-£15 (includes training session and Asylum Speakeasy ticket)

- Leads: We need a few solid-senders to stand in and help our follows. £5 gets you a pass for the night if you show up and help!

Following our training session, The Asylum Speakeasy will host another weekly party!

- Admission to the the training session also includes a ticket to The Asylum Speakeasy directly after.

- As always, spots are limited in the Polar Bear room.

 

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Shag for Lindy Hoppers
Apr
1
8:30 PM20:30

Shag for Lindy Hoppers

The Vintage Arts Asylum presents

Paula Ryan and Josh Harvey Gomez in.....

TRACK 2 SHAG for Lindy Hoppers (8:35 Thursdays )
Collegiate Shag, double, triple rhytm, long double, long triple and how ever many different rhythms and figures you've always wanted to learn and improve on. We'll break down the infamous Arthur Murray shag clip, discuss the history and having you shredding faster and smoother than the rest of the dancers on the floor. 

Each class is followed by Tiger Rag - Thursdays .
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- £45 Ticket includes the Shag int/adv-track and social after the class for 4 weeks

Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Limited spots available to keep class intimate.

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LA Lindy Thursdays
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

LA Lindy Thursdays


TRACK 1: LA Lindy. (7:30pm Thursdays) 

Improving faster, smoother dancing, styling and technique. Dancing like Dean, swivling like Jewel and moving like the legends of Lindy. We'll be working on some more technical aspects of dancing, social dancing skills and complex figures. 

- £45 Ticket includes the int/adv-track and social after the class for 4 weeks.

These 4 week courses are progressive and require at least an intermedaite level of swing experience. 

Each class is followed by a night at Tiger Rag - Thursdays

******Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate.*******

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Balboa For Lindy Hoppers: Tuesdays
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Balboa For Lindy Hoppers: Tuesdays

Your hosts Josh Gomez & Hayley Harvey invite you to a 4-Week Intermediate progressive series with The Vintage Arts Asylum focused on the some of the most popular dances of the swing era: 
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TRACK 2: Balboa & "Bal-Swing" (8:45 Tuesdays )


If you already know how to Lindy but have wanted to add the Balboa step to your arsenal of fast dance skills, than this track is for you. We'll progressivly go over the basic movements and figures of Balboa and "Bal-Swing". We invite dancers who have an intermediate level of Lindy experince and feel comfortable social dancing as we require everyone to atleast understand leading/following. If you know the basic steps and want to learn some cool tricks and moves, sign up!

-Priority Tickets first offered to pairs who sign-up together or to dancers who sign up for both tracks. (It doesnt have to be your official dance partner)
-£80 Partner Ticket
-£45 Individaul Ticket (released at a later date if spaces remains)
-Class starts at 08:45pm after the lindy class
-Details regarding location to be revelaved after ticket has been purchased
-Ticket includes social pass for the month at The Asylum Speakeasy
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After class each night, The Asylum Speakeasy
www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) opens up downstairs for your dancing pleasure late into the night with some of London's best Dj's in a secret E2 location.
Dj line up: Markus Rosendal, Lady Kamikaze, Tim Hellzapoppin, Laura Knight, Hayley Harvey, Natty Bo and many others.
Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate. Location will be revealed after registration (Near Haggerston Station).

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LA Lindy Tuesdays
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

LA Lindy Tuesdays

TRACK 1: LA Lindy. (7:30pm Tuesdays) 

Improving faster, smoother dancing, styling and technique. Dancing like Dean, swivling like Jewel and moving like the legends of Lindy. We'll be working on some more technical aspects of dancing, social dancing skills and complex figures. Followed by a night of hot-spinning vinyl, chilled cocktails and wild animals in one of the most beautiful speakeasy venues in Hackney.

- £45 Ticket includes the int/adv-track and social after the class for 4 weeks.

These 4 week courses are progressive and require at least an intermedaite level of swing experience. After class each night, The Asylum Speakeasy
www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) opens up downstairs for your dancing pleasure late into the night with some of London's best Dj's in a secret E2 location.

Dj line up: Markus Rosendal, Lady Kamikaze, Tim Hellzapoppin, Laura Knight, Hayley Harvey, Natty Bo and many others.

******Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate. Location will be revealed after registration (Near Haggerston Station). First night starts: Feb 9th. *******

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Vintage Hair & Make-up workshop with Missy Fatale
Feb
6
to Feb 8

Vintage Hair & Make-up workshop with Missy Fatale

  • 34 Chiswell Street London, EC1Y United Kingdom (map)
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The Vintage Arts Asylum presents....

International Burlesque Siren, and Illamasqua trained Make-Up Artist, MISSY FATALE will be teaching a 2.5hr workshop, instructing in the art of vintage hair and make-up.

Aesthetics and techniques will be covered from the dark and sultry 1920's, including the cupid's bow and finger waves, through the 1930's, 1940's, into the uber-glamour of the 1950's, including the perfect set and the Marilyn Monroe lip. We will cover the ultra-chic 1960's if time permits!

Demonstrations and step-by step tuition will be provided, please bring your own make-up, hair products and tools to try these techniques yourself. We are hosted by a beautiful mirrored space with plenty of natural light.

Suitable for future burlesque starlets, vintage-lovers, swing dancers, drag artists, and everything in-between!

www,VintageArtsAsylum.com
www.MissyFatale.com

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Burlesque Siren & Vintage Showgirl 4 Wk course
Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Burlesque Siren & Vintage Showgirl 4 Wk course


4-week course, four 3-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)
Saturdays January 23rd,30th,February 20th,27th. 

Saturday 3-6pm


Track 1: 3-4pm – Vintage Showgirl only £80.
4-5pm – Students of both tracks
Track 2: 5-6pm – Burlesque Siren only £80

(early bird prices)


Missy Fatale is a world-renowned, international burlesque performer, and swing dance Instructor, specializing in classic burlesque, fire-eating, snake-charming, and 1920’s Charleston. Missy travels the globe performing, and has dedicated four weekends to our beloved London town, in order to teach this long-awaited, and much requested course! Places are limited, and all studios are mirrored professional dance studios. The ‘Graduation Show’ (which is optional, and included in the price) will be confirmed following completion of the course, and will be at a London Cabaret venue, such as Proud Cabaret or Madame Jojo’s. Past students of the course have gone on to become award-winning burlesque artistes (Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas / World Burlesque Games in London) and some have gone back to their normal lives, with a hint of vixen in their eyes, and a new sense of confidence in their bodies, and in themselves.


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Track 1
The Vintage Showgirl course (£80 early bird sign up before the 1st of Jan)
Saturdays 3-5pm
4-week course, four 2-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)

Course Description:
Embrace the diamonds, the feathers, and the high-waisted sequin knickers, and reveal your inner vintage starlet! The wild-abandon of the 1920’s, the era of Josephine Baker, Louise Brooks, prohibition and the advent of the ‘IT’ girl - If you’ve always wanted to be a Busby Berkeley showgirl, then this is what you’ve been waiting for!
We will cover 1930's showgirl jazz dance, chorus-line, 1920’s Charleston, troupe & solo performance, expression & characterisation, costuming, and entertaining your adoring crowd.

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Track 2: The Burlesque Siren course (£80 early bird sign up before the 1st of Jan)
Saturday 4-6pm
4-week course, four 2-hour sessions over four weeks + performance (optional)

Course Description:
Dita Von Teese, the glamour of Marilyn Monroe, and more feathers and diamonds than you can shake a stick at! This course is dedicated to celebrating women, our bodies (all ages, shapes and sizes!) and our sexuality - which is something to be proud of! Whether you want to become a fully-fledged burlesque performer, increase your dancing repertoire, or simply learn how to feel fabulous and improve your confidence, this is the course for you.  
We will cover 1950's bump n' grind, slow sensual exotica, basic body movement, costuming, history & icons, neo-burlesque (and boylesque if required!) the art of the tease, and of course how to perform burlesque on a stage.
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Combine both courses for the ultimate showgirl experience, a full 12 hours! (£120)

No experience whatsoever is needed to take either course. All ages, shapes and persuasions welcome!

COMBINE WITH:
Vintage Hair & Make-up Workshop: with Missy Fatale
Saturday 6th Feb

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 Balboa for Lindy hoppers 4 week progressive course.
Jan
12
8:30 PM20:30

Balboa for Lindy hoppers 4 week progressive course.

Your hosts Josh Gomez & Hayley Harvey invite you to a 4-Week Intermediate progressive series with The Vintage Arts Asylum focused on the some of the most popular dances of the swing era: 
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TRACK 2: Balboa & "Bal-Swing" (8:45 Tuesdays )

If you already know how to Lindy but have wanted to add the Balboa step to your arsenal of fast dance skills, than this track is for you. We'll progressivly go over the basic movements and figures of Balboa and "Bal-Swing". We invite dancers who have an intermediate level of Lindy experince and feel comfortable social dancing as we require everyone to atleast understand leading/following. If you know the basic steps and want to learn some cool tricks and moves, sign up!

-Priority Tickets first offered to pairs who sign-up together or to dancers who sign up for both tracks. (It doesnt have to be your official dance partner)
-£80 Partner Ticket
-£45 Individaul Ticket (released at a later date if spaces remains)
-Class starts at 08:45pm after the lindy class
-Details regarding location to be revelaved after ticket has been purchased
-Ticket includes social pass for the month at The Asylum Speakeasy
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After class each night, The Asylum Speakeasy
www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) opens up downstairs for your dancing pleasure late into the night with some of London's best Dj's in a secret E2 location.
Dj line up: Markus Rosendal, Lady Kamikaze, Tim Hellzapoppin, Laura Knight, Hayley Harvey, Natty Bo and many others.
Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate. Location will be revealed after registration (Near Haggerston Station). First night starts: November 12th.

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LA Style Lindy 4 week Progressive Course
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

LA Style Lindy 4 week Progressive Course

Your hosts Josh Gomez & Hayley Harvey invite you to a 4-Week Intermediate progressive series with The Vintage Arts Asylum focused on the popular dances of the swing era; Bal and Lindy.

(TICKETS RELEASED SOON)

TRACK 1: LA Lindy. (7:30pm Tuesdays) 

Improving faster, smoother dancing, styling and technique. Dancing like Dean, swivling like Jewel and moving like the legends of Lindy. We'll be working on some more technical aspects of dancing, social dancing skills and complex figures. Followed by a night of hot-spinning vinyl, chilled cocktails and wild animals in one of the most beautiful speakeasy venues in Hackney.

- £45 Ticket includes the int/adv-track and social after the class for 4 weeks.

These 4 week courses are progressive and require at least an intermedaite level of swing experience. After class each night, The Asylum Speakeasy
www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) opens up downstairs for your dancing pleasure late into the night with some of London's best Dj's in a secret E2 location.

Dj line up: Markus Rosendal, Lady Kamikaze, Tim Hellzapoppin, Laura Knight, Hayley Harvey, Natty Bo and many others.

******Priority ticket offering to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Tickets are limiited to keep class intimate. Location will be revealed after registration (Near Haggerston Station). First night starts: November 12th. *******

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Swivel training Vol 2: Paula Ryan
Dec
19
7:30 AM07:30

Swivel training Vol 2: Paula Ryan

If you have ever envied the stylistic swivles of Jewel Mcgowan, Irene thomas, Mousey Albright or any other infamous follows of the swing era, then join us on the 19th of Dec as we have guest teacher and swivles specialist and Irish phenomenom: Paula Ryan.

Paula is our local legend and swilving hero here in London. She's our resident bad ass and glob trotting (swivling) idol. Like sarcasm and quick wit? Do you like swivling sharper and faster than anyone else on the floor? She's your gal to learn from. 

due to room size and to give more attention to each student, we are limiting class size.

-Per venue policy, ALL students must pre-register. Drop ins will not be permitted. 

-Dec 19th

-7:30pm sharp start.

-£15 (includes training session and Holiday party ticket)

- Leads: We need a few solid-senders to stand in and help our follows. £5 gets you a pass for the night if you show up and help!


Following our training session, The Vintage Arts Ayslum will be throwing their Holiday party in the same venue. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1082324968467334/ )

Training session wll be held across the street from The Haggerston Overgrounf Station. Exact details of event will be revealed after ticket purchase.

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 Vintage Arts Asylum Dec 19th Holiday Party
Dec
19
to Dec 20

Vintage Arts Asylum Dec 19th Holiday Party

  • E2 8AS london united kingdom (map)
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December 19th X Hackney

The Vintage Arts Asylum is throwing a special party inviting dancers from all around London from any school, style, teacher or groups to grab a drink, dance all night and ring in the holiday in true VAA fashion: in pure debauchery.

Love to Lindy? Great, we have a floor playing swing music for your dancing needs.

Love blues? Sweet, we have a basement floor bar letting you get down to the nitty gritty.

Into shag and Bal? You’ll love the tempo’s.

Like booze? We have a bar for that....and a high five waiting.

Dancing, music and booze served up to you till 5am in our favourite secret Hackney venue

Per venue policy, ALL dancers must pre-register.Walk-ups will not be permitted. 

Details to come, tickets are limited! 
(ticket link at the top)

 

 

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4 week course: Int Shag for Lindy Hoppers and Asylum Speakeasy!
Nov
3
to Nov 25

4 week course: Int Shag for Lindy Hoppers and Asylum Speakeasy!

  Join The Vintage Arts Asylum as we proudly hold our next course on the most popular dance of the swing era; Shag.

  Collegiate Shag, double, triple rhytm, long double, long triple and how ever many different rhythms and figures you've always wanted to learn and improve on. We'll break down the infamous Arthur Murray shag clip and having you shreding faster and smoother than the rest of the dancers on the floor. 

  This 4 week course is progresseive and requires atleast an intermedaite level of swing experience. After class each night, The Asylum Speakeasy ( https://www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) opens up downstairs for your dancing pleasure late into the night with some of London's best Dj's

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 4 Week Int/Adv LA Lindy Progressive Course
Nov
3
to Nov 24

4 Week Int/Adv LA Lindy Progressive Course

Improving faster, smoother dancing, styling and technique. Dancing like Dean, swivling like Jewel and moving like the legends of Lindy. We'll be working on some more technical aspects of dancing, social dancing skills and challenging figures. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and look like bad ass dancers.

Each Tuesday class is followed by The Asylum Speakeasy (www.facebook.com/Theasylumspeakeasy ) a night of hot-spinning vinyl, chilled cocktails and wild animals in one of the most beautiful speakeasy venues in Hackney.
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- £45 Ticket includes the LA LINDY int/adv-track and social after the class for 4 weeks

 

 (https://www.facebook.com/events/652780831525675/)

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2 Wk Swing-Out Variations Course with Tony Jackson & Moe Sakan
Oct
20
to Oct 27

2 Wk Swing-Out Variations Course with Tony Jackson & Moe Sakan

  • 257 Kingsland Road London, E2 8AS United Kingdom (map)
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  2 weeks with 2 of the most talented dancers the United Kingdon has to offer. The incomparable Tony Jackson & the ever-so-stylish Moe Sakan are teaching the Asylum Speakeasy's Polar Bear Room followed by a raucous time at the Speakeasy. 

    20th & 27th of October, Moe and Tony will show you Swing Out Variations to keep in your back pocket for those moments where your swing outs dont feel so fresh. Need a little pep-in-your-rock-step? A new way to whip-the-hip and swing-the-wing? Some Japanese Tinge to your Ginge? Or maybe you just want me to stop using silly metaphores to discribe how helpful this course is going to be. Eitherway, we are excited to share these talents with you for this 2 week intermediate course. If you feel comfortable with your 6 and 8 counts, feel like a confident lead and follow, then we invite you to try this course!

 

   Tickets will first be released for leads and follows who sign up together. 

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Jewel Mcgowan Swivels training session with Joan Shum
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Jewel Mcgowan Swivels training session with Joan Shum

  • 257 Kingsland Road London, E2 8AS United Kingdom (map)
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 If you have ever envied the stylistic swivles of Jewel McgowanIrene thomas, Mousey Albright or any other infamous follows of the swing era, then join us on the 13th of October as we have guest teacher and swivles specialist Joan Shum direct from Los Angeles.

  Joan has 20+ year of Lindy experience and swivle training has made her legendary in Los Angeles and in many other dance circles. Additionally Joan's understanding of controlled, smooth and balanced dancing allows her to shred dance floors at will. We are very excited to have her for 1 night only sharing her swivles. Joan is a rarity in the dance world and does not teach often.

- Admission to the the training session also includes a ticket to The Asylum Speakeasy directly after.

- As always, spots are limited in the Polar Bear room.

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The Competition Workshop and ESDC Warm Up with Mikey Pedroza
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Competition Workshop and ESDC Warm Up with Mikey Pedroza

We invite dance partners who would like to work on some last minute tweaks before ESDC and gain competition pointers, constructive critisism, and help from one of scene's most decorated dancers. If ESDC is not in your plans but would still like to work on your competition skills, this workshop is for you. 

Our cousin Mikey Pedroza is in town, and with him, his wealth of competition experience, performance skills, judging knowledge and his mischivious antics. Mikey will host a 2 hour session where he will go over competition theory, insight into judging and performing. A portion of the class will be dedicated to your Showcase routines and potentially a mock Open-Lindy jam for partners to gain experience. 
Special guest teachers will be in attendance to help answer your questions. 

-Oct 10
- 2pm
-£30 Per Couple.
- the Rag Factory

 

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/competition-workshop-esdc-warm-up-with-mikey-pedroza-and-friends-tickets-18814998166

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Vintage Burlesque Workshop with Missy Fatale
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Vintage Burlesque Workshop with Missy Fatale

Burlesque is a vintage art form, incorporating a multitude of aesthetics, dances, influences and cultures. A modern revival by women for women, and championing all body types and ages, it can be a refreshing perspective for women and body image. Additionally, learning the various movements in Burlesque can improve the fundamentals of solo dancing. This will be a great taster class for those who are curious about burlesque. 

This 2-hour workshop will focus on personal confidence, body movement, and vintage choreography such as bump & grind, slow drag, and chorus line.

Missy Fatale is one of London’s foremost burlesque performers, and performs and teaches all over the globe. She will lead the class through various styles of burlesque and vintage solo dance. 

*This 2 hour workshop is suitable for all levels*

Bring heels and passion – no stripping required!


£20-Ticket.
12pm - 2pm.
10 October. 
The Rag Factory

Tickets Below:


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vintage-burlesque-workshop-with-missy-fatale-tickets-18814234883

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Moe & Josh Advanced Bal Workshop
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Moe & Josh Advanced Bal Workshop

Variations, Stylings and tricks. Yes, we love our solid foundations and mighty basics, but variety is the spice of life and its no different in Bal. Cruise down to Shoreditch's Rag Factory for a weekend workshop on all the fun stuff we dont often get a chance to teach. Its tricky, its advanced, its fun and flashy.

Priority spots given to dancers who sign up with a partner and email us their partner name.

 

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Hayley and Josh 5 wk Adv Lindy Series and Speak Easy
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Hayley and Josh 5 wk Adv Lindy Series and Speak Easy

Your hosts Josh Gomez and Hayley Harvey invite you to a 5-Week advanced progressive series of Lindy. Improving faster, smoother dancing, styling and technique in a secret E2 location. Followed by a night of hot-spinning vinyl, chilled cocktails and wild animals in one of the most beautiful venues in Hackney.

 Ticket includes the adv-track and social after the class for 5 weeks. We are only offering tickets to dancers who sign up with partners, so grab a friend and sign up! Limited spots available to keep class intimate. Location will be revealed after signing up. First night starts: Tuesday the 15th of September.

DJ's include Markus Rosendal, Lady Kamikaze and Tim Hellzapoppin!

 

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