Coming soon: Pre-Easter Blues Workshop with Reeva Bradley
International instructer Reeva Bradley from San Francisco is back in town and will teach a mid-week pre-Easter special Blues workshop for us! Tickets are £15 for both classes.
The workshop will be suitable for people with some Blues dancing experience and beyond (not for complete beginners though!). To get the most out of the workshop, you should be able to dance in breakaway, open, closed and close embrace position.
Our next workshop is
Lindy Launchpad!- Saturday 1 April, 13.30, East Oxford Community Centre £20
Michael and Jenn are coming to Oxford to launch your lindy hop to the next level with an afternoon of classes that will focus on some of the fundamental building blocks of all lindy moves before tackling the big daddy of them all the Swing Out itself!
Leaders can expect to develop a greater awareness of how their own body movement affects their partner and how they can transfer momentum and direction to their partners effectively and consciously.
Followers will hone their body-listening skills by understanding how their body mechanics affect their ability translate information received from their leaders as well as learning how to bring their swishy swivels to life in a swing out!
For full details including venue, timings, cost and booking, please click here.
We’re pulling out all the stops (yet again!) for OLX; a whole weekend of parties, a picnic, walking tours, tea party, DJs, live music and another epic battle of the bands! Oh and dancing. Did we mention dancing?!
You won’t want to miss out, so organise a booking partner and get your fingers poised on Saturday 4th March at 6pm!
Bookings will go live from the booking page on this website, so make sure you are prepared; find a booking buddy via our facebook page. For more details of what to expect during the weekend, you can read all about it here!
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.
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!
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
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.