Ding Dong Daddios

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Underbelly Festival South Bank

Swing Out - Rock around the tent - Rock Around the Tent

Underbelly South Bank, London London UK
Price: £14

Rouge your knees, shine your shoes and prepare to enter the world of Swing.  The Spiegeltent on the Southbank Underbelly festival is great venue and the legendary Simon Selman is a great host.  We've had some great nights here and this promises to be another peach.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Purple Turtle Reading POSTPONED TO 27/06

Jump Jive and Swing at the Turtle - 8.30-11.00

Gunn St, Reading Reading UK
Price: FREE

Jump jive and swing a the Turtle - it's all the rage. Bar (tick) Dance floor (tick)...great band (tick).

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Ragley Hall, Alcester

Swingtime in the Gardens - Alldayer from 10.30

Ragley Hall, Alcester Alcester BN49 5NJ UK
Price: contact info@swingtime.com


Can't wait to spend a lovely summer's day in the company of old friends at this event.  Loads of bands and good times await!

Here's some blurb...

Experience the ultimate all-day family vintage festival set against the iconic backdrop of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

With more than a dozen live acts on two stages, Swing dance workshops for all levels, unique vintage trade stalls and fairground rides, Swingtime in the Gardens is a memorable day out for all the family. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on the line-up.

Superb choices of British street food, a tombola and even a choir workshop await. Plus, remember to buy raffle tickets and enter our competition for a chance to win our 1st prize - an amazing 7-day holiday for 2 people to Paphos, Cyprus (flights included).

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Crooked Billet, Stoke Row

A lovers' paradise! - 20.00

Stoke Row Henley
Price: Full regular menu. £15 music cover charge.

We were invited to play at the world-class establishment for Valentine's and the dust has settled following what can only be described as a 'love-fest.

It's now time to join us and enjoy the hazy, crazy days of summer an early-summer night's dream.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Herrison Hall

Dorset Swinging Summer Ball - 7.30 -11.30

Sherren Avenue, Charlton Down, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9UA
Price: see www.the swingdancecompany.co.uk

Some words from out kindly hosts:

The Swing Dance Company hosts its first Dorset Swinging Summer Ball. We welcome the Ding Dong Daddios, who are one of the most popular bands for SwingJive dancers.

The Ding Dong Daddios have built a fantastic reputation playing for dancers, making them a perfect fit for our events. Due to their smooth swinging sounds they guarantee to pack dance floors!

Ding Dong Daddios band are a 5-piece playing a wonderful blend of jump, jive and swing music. Consequently these likeable chaps are many people’s favourites, having played for The Swing Dance Company on numerous occasions. In addition the boys have performed at festivals and weekenders all over the UK, including Twinwood. Last year the prestigious Goodwood Revival Festival came calling!

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Purple turtle, reading

Swinging Turtle - 9-11

Price: Free


this date is a replacement for the original 13th June...

It's the  last Thursday of the month and time to party. If you never have, then you should!  A cool night of Jump Jive and Swing. 

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Twinwood Festival

Twinwood Festival

Twinwood Arena and Airfield, near Bedford Clapham, Bedford, UK MK41 6AB
Price: see www.twinwoodevents.com

Join us on Monday at Twinwood: 

A celebration of vintage music, dance & fashion!

Always a great event.

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Jive Temptation, Benson

Tea Dance - 3-6pm

Benson Village Hall
Price: see www.jivetemptation.co.uk

These legendary tea dances are not to be missed.

A glorious combination of dancing, tea and cake and smooth music, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Now with a choice of four fabulous venues across Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Taking all the charm and elegance of the traditional tea dances (proper china cups) and adding a modern jive twist to create a unique Sunday afternoon experience. Pure heaven for dancers

The original and the best!

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Goodwood Revival Bullet Stage

Goodwood Revival Bullet stage

Goodwood UK

Come and join us at the biggest petrol-head festival of all!  This festival has to be seen to be believed, so come and join us over the weekend.  Dance floor, bars and food all within arms' reach.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival

The unbelievable world of the Goodwood Revival is here for you to see - and we're proud to be on the Bullet stage in Gasoline Alley for the duration.

Join us there!

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Goodwood Revival

The unbelievable world of the Goodwood Revival is here for you to see - and we're proud to be on the Bullet stage in Gasoline Alley for the duration.

Join us there!

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Rockin' in Rhythm, Gloucester

Rockin' in Rhythm - all dayer from 11am

Walls Club Gloucester GL$ 3YL
Price: see glosterswingdance.co.uk

An absolutely cracking line up culminating with the mighty, mighty Ray Collins Hot Club.  The Boons of Gloster Swing Dance have always put on a great event and this is looking to be off the scales.  If you haven't already bought your ticket then get on it quick!

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Purple Turtle, Reading

Jump, Jive and Swing at the Turtle

Gunn St Reading
Price: Freeeeeee!


There aren't many nights in Reading that are as cool as this.  Live DJ playing the finest tunes of yesteryear, the Ding Dongs, a dance floor and a bar that sell rum (other drinks are available..including Weizenbier and real ale...hic).

Come and join in the dancing or watching.