1940's & 50's authentic Jitterbug Jive, East Coast
Swing and Stroller Classes. Also....
THE SWING JOINT INFAMOUS DANCE & CABARET!
Private lessons available...
Ring Julie 07804 593 503.
Next beginners course starts...
22nd & 24th May 2013!
Please Note: Wednesday 29th May
No class on Wednesday 29th May at Biggin Hill,
Caterham's Swing Joint goes ahead as normal.
If you are wild about the 1940's and 50's,
interested in dancing with a partner or
just looking for a joyful way to keep fit &
Make new friends, we extend a warm
invitation for you to come along and give
Jitterbug a try....
No Name Jive teach Jitterbug Swing Classes at
Biggin Hill & Caterham.
Please see our CLASSES page for more information.
Let us introduce ourselves to you.
We are Mark Tann and Julie Candy. Between us we have over
175 years of swing dance experience including 468 years
Our passion for all things 1940's and Jitterbug has led
to exciting adventures that we could never have dreamed of.....
Film and T.V work :~ NATALIE ROSS'S POP VIDEO....
' YOU'VE GOT THAT FEELING'
' IN PASSING' WITH LESLEY SHARP, A CHRIS CROUCHER FILM
Stage and Theatre shows - appearing at The London Palladium, Her Majesty's and regional theatres with
the inimitable ''DEBBIE CURTIS RADIO BIG BAND''.
Previous clients have included:-
- John Miller ( Nephew of Glenn Miller )
- Duxford Imperial War Museum
- Croydon Council
- Lewisham Council
- Bromley Council
.... and many more!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you think we can help your
party or promote your event and help it go with a swing
( pun intended! ).
We can provide a dance couple through to a dance troupe
( The Candy-Bombers ) wearing authentic vintage costume, including
wartime uniforms. A music system, the D.J. A dance floor and gazebo.
Wartime spivs and re-enactors and military vehicles.
Also for your delectation, burlesque performers & an Afternoon Tea
We have found that our passion for swing has permeated to all other
aspects of our lives..... Beware, its infectious!
Contact Mark 07954 591 631 or Julie 07804 593 503
A Brief History of Swing Dance.
Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's as
dancers cavorted to swinging Jazz at dance halls
such as The Savoy Ballroom in New York.
The Charlston and Lindy Hop were all the rage.
Then in 1934 a bouncy six beat variation was
named the Jitterbug by band leader Cab
Calloway after a tune he debuted. In old Jazz
parlance a Jitterbug was a drunk!
( Hey-ho...make mine another Gin and tonic
These differing styles of dance were not
formally recognized by the Ballroom community
until the 1940's when the Arthur Murray studios
taught what was being danced in each respective
city. Hence the variations on the same theme.
And then of course the G.I's brought it over
to the U.K in WWll......
The rest, is history!