Tiger Rag Fridays- weekly live jazz and swing dancing!

The Arcola Theatre

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Every Friday
Tickets from £5


Every Friday
22:00 - 03:00
Tickets from £5
Classes, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
Jazz, Burlesque/Piano, Live Music, Rhythm and Blues
Over 18

Deep in the heart of Dalston, hot jazz, live music, swing dancing and booze flows all night. 

Come down and party as we keep the spirit of jazz alive and swinging with London’s best musicians every week. Hang out by the floor and watch dancers lindy hop, shag, balboa and charleston or grab a friend and try your best swing moves. 

The Vintage Arts Asylum and Ewan Bleach of Passing Clouds’ Cakewalk Cafe collaborate on London’s newest live music venue at The Arcola Theatre, Dalston Junction. Try your hand at the weekly beginner lesson where no partner or pre-booking is required.

  • Beginner Lessons at 9pm till 10pm (drop ins welcome, no partner required)
  • Live Music starts at 10pm till 3am
  • £7 Entry Per Person (cash or card at the door)
  • £10 Class + Entry Per Person

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The Arcola Theatre
The Arcola Theatre Bar 24 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL

Nearest station:
Dalston Junction (Rail)


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The Vintage Arts Asylum

Preserving the wild abandon of the early century through vintage parties, classes in partner dances and performances all over the world!


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First time I've done this and brought some friends. Had a fantastic time :) great atmosphere and experience. Look forward to attending again soon! Visited The Arcola Theatre on 2018-04-20
by on April 22nd, 2018

It was a really crowded night, but that's no fault of the venue. In fact, it's good for them! Just hard for people there trying to dance freely :) Note: The class was VERY beginner level. Visited The Arcola Theatre on 2018-04-13
by on April 15th, 2018

Wonderful watching the swing dancing in the bar area with live music (and joining in as a beginner). However, I wouldn't recommend for hen parties. We joined the beginners dance class, and the instructor made a number of comments about our group - as soon as we stepped one foot in the door we were dismissed as a silly stereotypical hen party, which I found quite insulting. We were a mixed group of all ages, and I would say respectable and intelligent women. Granted, we were having a bit of fun with the dancing, but we were following the class, and they were happy enough to take our cash. Nice experience of live jazz and swing but I don't think any of our group will be going back. Visited The Arcola Theatre on 2017-07-14
by on July 16th, 2017

The best live jazz and dancing in London! Musicians are incredible and the late night jam session is so special. The bar is also SUPER CHEAP! There are beginner, intermediate and advanced dance classes too if you want to learn :)
by on March 31st, 2017

Loads of fun - the dance class was very chilled, no pressure, easy to pick up, and the live band was great. Really nice atmosphere. Visited The Arcola Theatre on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016

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