Welcome to Swing Tyne

A volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of Swing Dancing in and around the North East – all proceeds go to venue hire and other overheads.

Join us for our weekly classes on Monday evenings, no experience or partner required and beginners always welcome

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Lessons and Socials

Weekly classes and socials suitable for complete beginners

Mondays from 7:00pm. Classes start at 7:30pm with social dancing from 8:30pm onwards

£7/£4 for social only. Card payment and student discount available

Our lessons Run on Alternating Weeks

Week 1 – Lindy Hop, Week 2 – Balboa

Collegiate Shag lessons coming soon


Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

Social Dancing

We also run monthly social dancing nights at Hoochie Coochie on the second Thursday of every month. More Details

Latest News

Balboa Lesson on Monday

Happy Bank Holiday everyone… Round off your weekend with our fortnightly, fun & friendly, all levels Balboa class from 7.30pm at Summerhill Bowling Club. This Monday, Tracey and Stephen will be building up your comearound and throwout. There’ll be something for everyone, whether you’re coming for the first time or have been dancing for years. …

Classes on Easter Monday

We’ll be on as usual Easter Monday (that’s this coming Monday if all the Easter eggs in Supermarkets hasn’t given it away). This week will be a swing style from Southern California… Balboa. Not tried it before? Perfect, all Swing Classes are currently suitable for beginners and dancers looking for a reboot. There will be …

Tickets Available Now for Cat Foley & Jeff Tong Workshops Weekend 23-24th April 2022!

Swing Tyne are very happy to announce two days of workshops with the splendid Cat Foley and Jeff Tong. SATURDAY DANCER’S WORKSHOP WITH CAT & JEFFSaturday 23rd April 2022Workshop 11:00-17:00Social dance 19:00-23:00 Lindy Hop workshop with Cat Foley and Jeff Tong for dancers of all levels, followed by a social dance. Foundations – Recover the …

Our Classes

Our classes run every week at Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens. We alternate between Lindy Hop and Balboa every week

Lindy Hop

7:30pm every other Monday, Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens

Fortnightly classes covering the most famous Swing Dance of them all!

Born in Harlem the Lindy Hop is an upbeat dance that can be fast and frenetic or cool and laid back


7:30pm every other Monday, Summerhill Pavilion & Gardens

Fortnightly classes for this smooth and sophisticated style of swing dance

Starting out in Southern California in the 1920s Balboa has a smooth style and a close hold.

Collegiate Shag

Coming Soon!

Classes starting soon for this fast and joyful style of swing dance

Danced across America in the 30s and 40s this is a fast and often wild dance performed in a unique hold