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This page showcases Bell Tower Blues,the very enthusiastic and dedicated Blues branch of the Oxford Lindy Hoppers.

Since other people have already done a great job with explaining what Blues dancing is, we want to honour their work by quoting it here:

Blues was originally introduced to the range of Oxford Lindy Hoppers events & classes in early 2012 by two former teachers, Vivien and Nancy. Since then it has grown from strength to strength, with classes, workshops and social dancing, fantastic international guest teachers, live music nights, late (late!) Blues after-parties and Blues weekenders in Oxford.

Currently, Bell Tower Blues is organised mainly by Isabelle.

What is it?

Currently we:

  • hold Blues drop-in classes at Swing Fix (check Facebook for announcements); and
  • run 4-week Blues Fast Track courses every other month.

Every Tuesday night you can join us for Blues social dancing at Swing Fix from 10pm to 11pm.

We also organise workshops with regional and international instructors, so watch the Special events tab and Facebook for any news.

For more details or questions see the “Bell Tower BluesFacebook group

What’s coming up?

Our next Blues Fast Track starts on Tuesday 4th October and runs for 4 weeks!

This is a special 4-week course aimed at learning and mastering some of the fundamentals of Blues dancing. The Fast Track is suitable for all levels of dancers, whether complete beginners or experienced dancers looking to work on their core techniques. We will work on essential Blues topics such as posture, connection, pulse and lag. The classes are designed to give every student individual feedback.

The class ethos is the same as all OLH classes, but the method employed is a much more intense burst of teaching.

The benefits of a Fast Track course to you are:

  • small classes with limited numbers
  • a set curriculum that will make sure you learn the essential material
  • personal, honest feedback to boost your dancing abilities
  • FREE entrance to the Swing Fix social dance following the classes
  • central Oxford location.

Classes must be booked in advance and there’s limited space. We encourage you to sign up as a Switch, which means you will be learning both roles in class (leading & following). This will enable you to dance with everyone, regardless of your partner’s role. Think of all the amazing dances to be had!🙂

But of course there is no pressure. If you prefer to only lead or only follow in class, please select accordingly in the booking form. Classes cost £25 plus a small booking fee.



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