Spring Fling Brighton & Hove 2025

A weekend of dancing on the South Coast City of Brighton & Hove!

Bookings for Spring Fling 2025 will open later in the year.

Spring Fling is a weekend of dance, organised by young people, for young people, supported by the Youth Services Committee. Each year the event is held in a different location and, in 2025, Brighton & Hove will be the host city. Spring Fling is open to dancers aged 35 and under and all those attending can look forward to a fantastic weekend of dancing, socialising and making friends.


Brighton and Hove is a welcoming and diverse city with pride and passion for culture, creativity and equality. It’s a city with a pavilion instead of a cathedral and has a small Premier League football team who have stolen the hearts of many pundits! Brighton has the one and only Green MP Caroline Lucas who is incredibly popular for being regularly in the news for her protesting. It is also the home city of the dance 192 Miles Home, Book 50 (all dances devised by young dancers from Spring Fling 2015)!

So come and have your food stolen by seagulls on the pebbled beach, experience the quirky fashion and get lost in The Lanes, visit our two piers (yes, the burnt West Pier is as famous as the Palace Pier!) and see the views of the South Downs from the i360 while singing good old 'Sussex by the Sea’.

~ Spring Fling 2025 Committee

Please note that Spring Fling classes are exclusively for people aged 35 and under. Over 35s can book a ticket for the Spring Fringe event, hosted by Brighton Branch and the Friday and Saturday evening dances. Bookings for the evening dances will open later in the year.

Spring Fling staff

Join us for an action packed weekend full of dancing, learning, and having fun with friends.

Local Organising Committee: Katy Davies, Edward Davies, Zoe Hill and Elaine Davies.

The teachers and musicians for Spring Fling are:

Teachers Musicians

Classes offered on Saturday morning: TBC

Classes offered on Saturday afternoon: TBC

Classes will take place in BHASVIC Sixth form College & Brighton Girls School.

Fees and accommodation

Type Price
Non-resident TBC
Friday dance (for aged 35 and under only) TBC

Those booking a residential ticket will stay in YHA Brighton, Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1NHThe YHA has some of the best views of Brighton and is located in the heart of the city. Only minutes away from the sea, The Palace Pier, The Royal Pavilion and the Lanes.

The Spring Fling ticket includes:

  • Welcome dance on Friday evening
  • Ball on Saturday evening
  • Classes on Saturday (morning and afternoon) and Sunday morning

Evening dances information

Friday and Saturday evening dances open to all.

Friday dance
  • Playing for the Friday dance will be Ian Robertson and his Scottish Dance Band
  • Friday dance programme: TBC
Saturday dance
  • Playing for the Saturday dance will be Strathallan Scottish Country Dance Band
  • Saturday dance programme: TBC

For any queries please contact springfling.rscds@gmail.com.


  • event for over 35s
  • Saturday 12th April 2025 (daytime)
  • hosted by Brighton Branch
  • suitable for Upper Intermediate to Very Advanced level dancers
  • Teacher: Mervyn Short
  • Musician: Ian Robertson

Bookings for Spring Fringe will open later in the year.

Gatwick airport is the closest Airport with regular and direct trains to Brighton Station, taking 20-40mins depending on what train you get. You can also get a coach from Gatwick Airport to Pool Valley Coach Station but they can be less often and take longer than the trains.

Heathrow Airport is slightly further away than Gatwick airport but there are coaches that go to Pool Valley Coach Station. Alternatively, you can use Tubes and trains to get to Brighton Station but there isn’t a direct route.

London: There are trains and coaches from London Victoria and other London Stations.

If you arrive at Brighton Train Station it is a 15min walk to the Youth Hostel.

If you arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station it is a 1min walk to the Youth Hostel.

To view more photos from previous Spring Fling events visit our Photo Gallery.

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