Tap into the Shim-Sham!

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Join Lexi Bradburn from Sole Rebel Tap and learn a version of the most well-known swing stroll as a tap routine!

The workshop is divided into 3 hours with 2 x 10 minute breaks and is suitable for complete beginners to both tap dancing and the Shim-Sham, although if you know some or both, all the better!

You don’t need a partner, or even any tap shoes; just wear shoes that fit closely to your foot and are not too grippy on the floor. Leather, hard-soled shoes are ideal.

For full workshop details, including venue, times, cost and to book your place, please see our booking page.

Hop the Hall- February edition!

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It’s time to break out your finest moves at our fabulous monthly social dance, Hop the Hall! Shake off the winter blues and get some exercise in the best way possible; dancing to excellent swingin’ tunes!

Whether you’ve been dancing for years or have never ventured onto a social floor before, come and join us to spread the Lindy Love!

We’re at St Margaret’s Institute on Polstead Road from 8-11pm on the first Friday of every month. Plus we have tea and cake! Feel free to BYOB if you fancy something stronger.

See you there!

Cowley Cotton Club; new term starts on 12 January 2017!

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Happy New Year everyone!

We hope you’ve had a lovely break over Christmas and the New Year and are raring to go for the new term!

We’ve got a few things lined up to get you back into the swing of things, starting with…

Tuesday 3rd January 2017: Swing Fix

Swing Fix gets back to normal after the break with a drop-in Swing Basics lesson at 7.30pm, then social dancing from 8.30-11pm (incorporating the now legendary survivors photo at the end of the evening!). Find us upstairs at the Jericho Tavern, Walton Street, OX2 6AE

Friday 6th January: Hop the Hall

Our monthly social dance returns for a brand new year of swinging tunes, tea n’ cake and good times aplenty!

It still costs only £5, and runs on the first Friday of every month at St Margaret’s Institute on Polstead Road, OX2 6TN.

Check out their website for venue info and location.

Thursday 12th January: Cowley Cotton Club – new term

Roll up! If your new year’s resolution is to get fit or learn a new hobby…why not combine the two and learn to Lindy Hop! We run weekly drop-in dance classes for complete beginners, improvers and intermediate level dancers and you don’t need to bring a partner as we rotate dancers so that everyone dances with everyone! Have a look at the  on this website for more information including class times, costs and what to wear.

Foundation level classes start at 7.45pm

Level 1: 8.30pm

Level 2: 7.30pm

Level 3: 8.30pm

Find us upstairs at the East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD

Hop the Holly!

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Just one week left until our Christmas themed 100th Hop the Hall celebration!!

If you have not yet booked your place then don’t panic, we have held back a limited number of tickets for the door. These tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis to dancers of either role so if you don’t want to miss out then turn up early.

Our extra special celebration will also be starting at an earlier time of 7.30pm this month so that you can learn the Santa Stroll (at 7:40pm)and Just Friends will be playing for us too.

We look forward to welcoming you with Christmas treats, drinks and spirit next week so that we can kick the festive season off in style.

DJ Workshop with Brennan DeVoe

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So you enjoy swing music, and want to try your hand at DJing? Or you’ve already had a crack at it and you want to know the tricks of keeping the floor full throughout your set? Then this is the workshop for you!

Oxford Lindy Hoppers is proud to offer places on this workshop to you at a bargain price of £10 to help your Swing DJ skills!

The workshop will be a fun introduction to swing music and DJing for dancers, including valuable lessons learnt from years of practice. If you are interested in playing a DJ slot at one of our events, or you are from out of town and want to join the workshop to help you to develop your DJing skills within your scene and further afield.

We will work with you to improve and grow your own DJ style. 

Hop the Hall – Hallowe’en Special – Friday 4th November!

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Hop the Hall, our monthly social dance has had a spooky make-over for Hallowe’en: welcome to Hop the Ghoul!!

On Friday 4th November, Hop the Hall will host a spooktacular evening of devilish delights in its temporary guise as Hop the Ghoul! Our army of the undead DJs will be battling it out for supremacy and YOU will decide the winner! There will be prizes for the best costume, so don’t pack away those creepy costumes just yet. We’ll be decorating the hall in an appropriately spooky fashion so we’d really appreciate some help with this. If you can commit to arriving at St Margaret’s Institute at 7.15pm to help us set up, please email us: oxfordlindyhoppers@gmail.com.

The future of East Oxford Community Centre: open meeting

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              Cowley Cotton Club: the future of our venue 

The East Oxford Community Centre has been home to Cowley Cotton Club for the last 8 years. Oxford City Council are proposing some fairly radical changes to the building, one of which is to reduce the hall space on the first floor by half! This would mean that we couldn’t continue to hold Cowley Cotton Club there. It is very difficult to find anywhere else that would be big enough, so we need your help! Come along to the meeting at the community centre on Wednesday 12th October at 7.30pm and hear the proposals and what we can do.

You can read all the proposals here:
https://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/consult.ti/eocc/consultationHome#
Of course, it’s not just CCC that will be affected, as many other local community groups also use the space.

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East Oxford Community Centre Princes Street Oxford OX4 1DD Tel: 01865 236453

Email: info@eoca.org.uk
Registered charity No. 275456

Dear Tenants and Users

As you are aware, Oxford City Council is conducting a consultation on

 their plans to significantly alter the buildings and usage of the

 East Oxford Community Centre.

 

This will have enormous impact on current tenant and users. 

 East Oxford Community Association would like to invite you to a meeting

 whereby our concerns can be express and we could have a unified

 response to the City Council.

 

The meeting will be on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 7-30pm in the

 lounge East Oxford Community Centre

 

C. G. Aldridge Chair EOCA

 

Please do come along and support your community centre. Thank you!