Swing Fix has a new home!

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From Tuesday 17th October 2017, Swing Fix will be coming to you from a new venue: upstairs at The Oxford Retreat pub!

You’ll still find all our usual excellent classes, teachers and DJs, and all the class times will remain the same, but we’ll be in an exciting new location where you’ll be able to chat, have a drink and even a meal if you are so inclined!

Where? You can find The Oxford Retreat on 1-2 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW, about 2 minutes walk from Oxford Railway station. Keep up to date with all the classes on our Facebook page and join us next week and every week at our new place.

Trisha Sewell’s Suga Bomb

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We are thrilled to welcome Trisha Sewell back to Oxford to teach her excellent and highly regarded Suga Bomb workshops!

The aim of the Suga Bomb is for all followers to feel fabulous and confident about their dancing. Trisha aims for followers to find their own ‘Unique Sweetness’ and develop a dancing look that sets them above the rest.  The workshops are designed to encourage followers to express their own personal individuality as dancers. Suga Bomb promotes self-analysis, self-expression and experimentation without creative boundaries. We gain inspiration from other female dancers (old and new) but understand the value in being different.

This is a two day “core” workshop. You can do one or both days.

Each day is about developing the skills to become a ‘Dynamic Follower’ and focusing on becoming visually stylish and feeling great whilst dancing, aptly named ‘Ab fab’.

These workshops are aimed at dancers that dance in the follow role from Improver level (OLH level 2) upwards. This is a gender neutral workshop and is also open to dancers that lead and also like to follow. There are a limited number of tickets available for this great opportunity to learn from one of the most highly regarded Lindy Hop teachers in the UK.

You can read more about the workshop here 

You can book the workshop here

One day is £35, you can do both days for £60 – Each day will run from 12 noon until 5pm including breaks. Full weekend tickets are now on sale with single days going on sale from 1 September (subject to availability).

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Shag Fast Track: 5 week course starts 1st August

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Learn to dance the Collegiate Shag! This is a member of the swing family danced to faster music and you can master the basics in our special five week fast track!

Join our fab teaching team as they cover everything you’ll need to know to get your shag on!

Check out the video to give you an idea of what to expect:

When? Every Tuesday, from 1st until 29th August 2017

What time? 6.30-7.30pm

Where? Upstairs at the Jericho Tavern, Walton Street (join us for Swing Fix afterwards!)

Booking: You will need to book with a partner so please find a booking buddy first! The whole 5 week course costs £30 per person. Book here

 

 

Summer Sunday Blues Workshop- 2nd July

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We have a special blues dancing workshop coming up on Sunday 2nd July with international blues teacher Andrew Smith!

Choose from two workshops:

All level track (suitable for beginners) x 3 hours

Intermediate/advanced track x 3 hours

Do one track for £25 or BOTH for £45; that’s 6 hours of tuition!!

Both tracks include entry to our social dance afterwards so you can put those new moves into practice right away.

Bookings will open very soon; watch this space for timings, venue info and the booking link.

Pre-Easter Blues Workshop with Reeva Bradley

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Coming soon: Pre-Easter Blues Workshop with Reeva Bradley

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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.

Find out more details here and click here to book

Lindy Launchpad!

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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.

Oxford Lindy Exchange tickets on sale Saturday 4th March, 6pm!

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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!