Dance to 30s style Alex Mendham's dance orchestra in Soho

Alex Mendham's dance orchestra is one of the best 1930s style dance orchestras I have heard. He played recently at a Swing event in South Bank. It is an eleven piece orchestra of skilled musicians. They will be playing at the Floridita club (formerly The Marquee Club) and I was told by their management that there is a 25 m2 dance floor. Tickets are only £10 but one is, I suspect, obliged to eat, but the food looks reasonably priced (six tapas dishes  for two people £30).

Alex's music is mainly suitable for quicksteps, but also foxtrots, jive, swing, and the odd waltz and rumba. I have booked a table for three at 8 pm. The first band, called Trio Manouche, do Django Reinhardt covers, and will play until 9.15 pm. Alex's orchestra will play from 9.30 pm to midnight. It would be nice if a few ballroom and swing dancers other than me and my wife and frend turn up. Phone[masked] to speak to the Floridita and make a booking

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be time to practise / learn a few steps beforehand?

    January 13, 2013

    • George Tudor H.

      not to my knowledge, but I will be contacting the band and will mention this to them,

      January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you - just don't know the steps and would love to learn!

      January 15, 2013

  • Eleanor E.

    This looks great. Shame it's on a Wednesday as I have just signed up for a Waltz class on Wednesday evenings. I will post it on Swing Dancers of London and forward it to

    January 3, 2013

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