Winter Ball 2017


Our 4th Annual

Mersey Swing Winter Ball

January 14th, 2017




Doors open at 8pm. Event Concludes at 1am. 


Cat Foley Winter Ball
Cat Foley at our 1st Winter Ball

Exploding Lindy Hop scene, Mersey Swing, had their first  Winter Ball in January 2014 at Oh Me Oh My and their second and third Winter Ball at the Black-E. What great nights these were! They will once again be returning to the Black-E. Please read on for more information…


Some comments from previous Mersey Swing Winter Balls;


“Really great event, definitely back next year, thanks everyone!”
Thank-you very much for an absolutely fantastic night out. The party atmosphere was wonderful and made for a very fun evening of dancing, spending quality time with my friends and generally having a laugh. This was my first time dancing in Liverpool and I will most certainly come to your next event…
“Great night with great people, can’t wait for the next one!”



Thank you to all of our friends that came to support this great event in 2016. We hope to see you again in 2017!





Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats is an exciting 20-piece big band based in Lymm, Cheshire, UK. The band features a fairly standard line up of six saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, piano, bass, guitar and drums. With two fantastic vocalists and a line up of experienced musicians.



The event this year will once again be held at Liverpool’s ‘Black-E’. This event space has a beautiful sprung dance floor.


A former chapel that has now renovated to be a community arts venue. The Black-E stands beside the Chinese arch which leads through to Europe’s oldest Chinatown.


winter-ball-promoThe Black-E is located just downhill of the Anglican Cathedral, on Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW, is approximately 5 minutes walk from the city centre. It is close to Lime Street Station, Central Station, and several car parks. The main entrance is situated at the junction of Great George Street and Nelson Street.


Directions from the M62

From the end of the motorway follow signs for the city centre and cathedrals, approximately 3 miles. Turn left at the Metropolitan Cathedral and head past the Everyman Theatre and Philharmonic Hall, both on the left of Hope Street. Turn Right when you get to the Anglican Cathedral and after 0.5 miles turn left and you have arrived at the Black-E.



For more information please see the Black-E’s website;





cat-and-helenAs this is a Winter Ball, dress to impress! Please no jeans or casual clothes.




The Black-E has a fully licensed bar that will serve your favourite tipples as well as soft drinks. Mersey Swing will be providing a cold buffet and, later in the night a selection of cakes and pastries will be served to help you keep your energy up for a bit more dancing, the drive home or for the second half of your evening. There will be plenty of free water.




We are using EventBrite to provide tickets for the event this year. 


Eventbrite - Mersey Swing Winter Ball 2017


Early Bird Discount and Discounts for Mersey Swingers


Enter code ‘EarlyBird’ for a 10% early bird discount. Discount ends on November 30th. Dancers who dance with Mersey Swing will be provided with an access code for a specially priced ticket. Shh, it’s a secret code word.


There are a limited number of advanced tickets at a reduced price (both online and at class). When they are gone, they are gone.


Refunds are not available, however, we will accept a transfer of ticket to another individual(s).


Health and Safety Information


At Mersey Swing we are all about having fun and enjoying ourselves. We do however, need to ensure that we try to reduce any risk that would make the night enjoyable. So along with every slice of cake, comes a little, well, a bit of broccoli.


Please note that the entrance to this venue is via a set of stairs. This venue does have mobility access points. Please let us know in advance and we would be happy to make arrangements for you. Please send an email to


As this is January, it is likely to be wet outside. We would encourage  you not to dance in your outside shoes, if possible to keep our dance space as enjoyable as possible (and of course reduce any slip hazards). Mind yourself on those steps!


In order to reduce trip hazards and to ensure we have as much dance space as possible, we request that participants do not take dance bags into the main dancing area. A cloak room will be provided for you and our volunteers will be pointing people in the right direction. We will have a volunteer within the cloak room and facilities area should you have any queries.


We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles so please be mindful of your valuables.


Safe Spaces


Mersey Swing recognises the STEPS Code of Conduct and by coming to this event we ask that you recognise this code of conduct as well. 


Mersey Swing is also signed up to the professional code of conduct with the Foundation for Community Dance. All of Mersey Swing’s Directors and most of the volunteer teachers have a valid DBS check.


If you need to talk to anyone please contact us at


See you there!!