• Our Social Dances

A friendly, welcoming social dance experience

We believe that social dancing should be a relaxed and easy-going event, where people make new friends, mix with old ones and get to enjoy good music and dancing.

The aim of our social dances is to bring together live music, DJ sets and taster sessions in vintage dance and provide a social experience like no other. We don't care where or what you dance, what you wear or how good you are, we only want you to come and have a good time with us.

We feature tasters in Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Lindy hop and jazz steps, as well as carefully curated set lists of recorded music from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Every single song is a surefire hit and guaranteed to get you dancing. We also feature our house band 'the Retrobates',  seen in our Hot Club video, on a regular basis and as well as guest appearances from other high-quality live musicians.

A Big Night Out

The Hot Club is a lively, exciting and fun-filled event, with a live band, a licensed bar and a busy dance floor. It is always filled with enthusiastic, friendly people who want to dance their cares away with us to hits from the 40s and 50s to reinventions of modern favourites.

Tickets are £10 in advance or on the door. Buying early-bird tickets in advance entitles you to a VIP table. 

The UK's First Authentic 1930s Supper Club Revival

A more laid back and intimate event, the Supper Club is a candlelit dining and dancing experience. In the true spirit of the underground '30s scene, guests bring their own supper and refreshments (from fish & chips to steak and fine wine) and eat at one of our tables before dancing through the rest of the night to our extensive collection of hits from the golden age of swing music.

Tickets are £4 to class members and £6 otherwise.

The Venues

Our regular Hot Clubs are held at Egginton Memorial Hall, near Burton on Trent. Built in 1857, it's a perfect venue for a vintage dance. With a sprung dance floor and spacious rooms for a separate bar area manned by our friends The Utter Bar Stewards, you'll be transported back to the heyday of music in the 30s and 40s but with all the best modern comforts and a great choice of refreshments.

The Hot Club

The Supper Club

The Supper Clubs take place at our teaching venue, St Mary's Church Hall, Stretton, near Burton on Trent. Its cosy atmosphere and layout are ideally suited to our intimate dancing and dining events.

How to find the Hot Club

The Hot Club is easy to find off the A38 between Derby and Burton on Trent. Click the 'View larger map' for directions.

How to find the Supper Club

The Supper ClubClub is easy to find off the A38 between Derby and Burton on Trent. Click the 'View larger map' for directions.

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Make your event a little more special.

The Retrobates are available to book as a package with Red & Ginger if you want us to bring our Hot Club to you. They perform a fresh mix of classic swing and rock & roll as well as some 'vintage modern' reworkings of recent numbers. Every arrangement is their own and when they combine with the energy and style of Red & Ginger's Hot Vintage Dance, you're guaranteed to have an event to top all others.

We'll bring Lindy hop and Charleston performances as well as vintage dance tasters and workshops, all set to the best in live music.