All the latest info about upcoming Swing (and swing-ish) music gigs in and around Dublin.
Weekly Social Nights
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.
Route 66 at the Turk’s Head, Parliament Street, Dublin 2 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm
Every Wednesday night in the Turk’s Head, we host “Route 66”, our Swing social night! Doors open at 7:50 pm, and admission is €8 (or more if there is a live band playing). There’s an easy drop-in beginners East Coast Swing class 8:00 – 9:00 pm approximately (see the Classes page for more info about the lesson), followed by DJed swing dancing until 11:00 pm (sometimes later!). 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 7:15 – 8:00 pm (again, times are approximate). 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 in Dublin
Happy Feet at The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1
There’s a beginners class at 8:00 pm followed by social dancing. At 7:00 pm there is an Improvers class. From 9:00 pm there is social dancing to DJ swing music. It’s €10 for the evening, or buy a block of 10 (Lindy Dollars) for €70 – making it just €7 a night. For more information, go to DubLindy Happy Feet.
Thursdays in Dublin
Downtown Blues in Dublin
Every Thursday evening, explore Blues through the Downtown Blues’ Progressive Course from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost for this class is €30. There’s a drop-in beginner class from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and social dancing afterwards. It’s €7 (€5 for students) for the evening. For more information, go to Downtown Blues Dublin.
Beginners and Improvers Lindy Hop classes are taught by Jamie and Clare on Mondays at The Liffey Trust Studios, North Wall, Dublin 1 – in the Point Village area (Click on the link for a map and directions to the studio). A 6-week session costs €55 (students: €50). For mor information, go to our Classes page.