I hope this book will inspire and encourage club swingers and anyone thinking of taking up swinging for the first time. This book presents a series of 20 workshop lessons on club swinging, with reference to manipulating other objects, particularly long poles. The chapters on performance are based on experience as part of the Cosmos Jugglers, FireNoise and from my own solo shows.

I am grateful to many people for their help. My thanks go to: Jim Semlyen; Linda Robson, Mark Tillotson; Rob Stone; Matt Stephens; Ken Zetie; Lara Greene; John Bolwell; Harriet Jillings and Rachel Semlyen for their enhusiasm as well as their helpful editing and suggestions. The illustrations are by Julie Wilson, based on my own sketches.

Anna Jillings 1994