Vintage dancer Nikki Santilli will teach you a solo jazz routine at the start of the evening. You’ll love this class, whether you’ve been dancing for 5 minutes or 5 years! Whilst the lesson is optional, it’s suitable for complete beginners so there’s no reason not to get involved.
Nikki Santilli is a professional vintage jazz dancer who performs, teaches and choreographs for arts venues, corporate events, schools, weddings and adult evening classes.
A familiar face on London’s swing scene for over ten years, she has also appeared on TV, film and the London stage. Nikki specialises in Jazz Roots and Balboa.
Down for the Count
As always, Rhythm Junction London features The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra – one of the UK’s most popular swing bands.
Renowned on the vintage scene for their unique sound and energetic performance, Down for the Count have been described by Twinwood Festival as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene.” They are a “mini big band” and bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life – they swing just like a full-scale dance orchestra but are not afraid to try something new, keeping audiences on their toes!
As much fun to watch as to dance to, Down for the Count have performed at The London Swing Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club and Hideaway Streatham and put on a great show that is guaranteed to get you dancing.
Pat da Kat
Between sets, legendary DJ Pat da Kat will keep you dancing with a great selection of vintage classics.
One of the longest established DJs on the London scene, Pat can be found DJing every month at the Hollywood Boogie at the Royston Ballroom, Penge, South London.
With an eclectic mix of big band, trad jazz, jive and rock’n’roll music, there is something for everyone in each of Pat’s sets – and whilst you’re welcome to sit and enjoy the evening’s proceedings, we defy you to stay still when Pat is on the decks!