Swingbytes dance

photo courtesy Antanas Minkevicius & Swing Paradise

Collegiate Shag Classes

Held every Monday at:

Witcombe and Bentham village Hall

Pillcroft Rd,





Please note  - Due to the November Lockdown and the uncertainty of duration,  We have taken the sad decision to close all classes until the new year 2021.  Our last class will be on Wednesday 4th November 2020 - refunds will be issued later this week to all those who have booked for classes in advance.


We would like to thank all the wonderful dancers who have supported us during these troubled times.  We will be back in the new year and hope to see you all.


A QR scanning code in the hall which should be used by all those accessing the hall.


Class & Covid - 19

Based on government guidelines, Swingbytes dance have made some changes to the classes so that we comply with the guidelines and can operate.  

  • All attendees must adhere to the 2 metre rule whenever possible

  • Class size will also be greatly reduced and you will no longer be able to "drop-in"

  • For track & trace purposes pre-booking is a must. 

  • When entering & exit the building masks must be worn

  • When entering the building please follow the one way system

  • For Couples class - your partner must live in the same household as you

  • For Couples class - single people who live alone can join a dance "bubble" with another partner who also lives alone and attend, you cannot change partners, if either are unable to attend class for a different partner.

  • To book the couples class you must book as a couple. Maximum 10 couples

  • If you wish to attend class, please hit the BOOK NOW button on the home page.  A strict cap on numbers is pre-set, so if you are unable to book, it means that class is full.

  • If the class is full please join waiting list and you will be notified if a place becomes available


Improvers solo content will hone in on the following core elements

  • Technique – have you ever tried to execute a move and you don’t seem to grasp it fully?  It will be down to your technique, posture and balance.  We can help with correcting bad habits and improving your technique.

  • Styling – this is for putting your own twist on a move

  • Fitness – Most of you won’t have danced since lock down began back in March, therefore we will be incorporating a shag work-out towards the end of class, practicing the content you have learnt – this will be a gentle work out over the term until hopefully you reach Sayer speed.

  • Musicality – we will try to give you skills so that you can dance to a tune confidently and feel in control.

  • Speed – We will give you the skills to cope so that when the DJ increases the tempo you won’t be heading for a seat.

  • Couples class will concentrate on all the above at a faster tempo

For further information, on how as a dance school we are managing Covid -19, please take time to read the Covid-19 section of this website.




For further information or to join our mailing list, please fill out your details and email us

Tel: 07728600056

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