Madeleine & Al’s Super Summer Workshop! Thursday 9th August

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Al & Madeleine are back for another summer evening of workshops.

There will be two workshops, each aimed at “Level 2 and 3 CCC” students or their equivalent i.e. improver/intermediate.

19:15 – 20:45 Cor! concepts
21:00 – 22:30 (Fl- / Tr-) ash!

The first workshop will concentrate on some core moves and will provide you with techniques to improve on the basics, as well as the possibility of a few variations.
The second workshop will look at different flash (or trash – you decide!) moves that will help you and your partner look great on the dancefloor at the next big social you attend.

Ticket cost £10 for each 90 minute workshop.
Hopefully you’ll find these workshops fun and challenging.
Book your place now!

Tranky whaa?

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Because we know you will severely miss Cowley Cotton Club during the East break, we have a solution!

Join Jenni & Helena on 5th April from 7:30pm – 10pm at the EOCC to learn one of the classic vintage jazz routines – the Tranky Doo!

This routine is beloved by dancers all over the world, so come learn it and join in next time you see it on the dance floor!

Class will be £5 on the night, no need to pre-book. 🙂

When? Thu 5 April 2018, arrive from 7:15pm

Where?  Upstairs at East Oxford Community Centre, corner of Cowley Rd and Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Shag Fast Track! 5 week course starts 10 April

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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!

Not sure what this dance looks like? Check this out:

NB This is a Fast Track course – a special focused course with restructed group size – so you MUST book in advance: we cannot allow drop-ins.

Booking: The whole 5 week course costs £30 per person. Book here

When? Every Tuesday, from 10th Apr 2018 until 8th May 2018

What time? 6.30-7.30pm

Where? Upstairs at the Oxford Retreat (join us for Swing Fix afterwards!)


Cowley Cotton Club Spring term 2018

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CCC is on its Easter holidays for a couple of weeks but the new, Spring/Summer term will start up again on Thursday 12th April and run until Thursday 21st June (just before Oxford Lindy Exchange!). Put the dates in your diaries NOW!

In the meantime, don’t forget that Swing Fix is still running every Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm (swing basics lesson) and social dancing from 8.30-10.45pm at The Oxford Retreat.

Hop The Hall, 2 March, is cancelled!

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It’s ‘snow’ joke! With great regret we are cancelling tonight’s Hop the Hall. The first cancellation in its 10 year history! 😦

This is because it’s not safe for the organisers with the equipment to travel from Eynsham to Oxford, nor would we want anyone else to travel when it’s cold and slippery outside.  We’ve made this decision now as it’s currently snowing and forecast to continue until midnight, so it’s not going to get any better. Very sorry!

In case you were looking forward to swinging out tonight (we certainly were!) then we’ve made a special music playlist so you can have a boogie in your own home instead.   Check it out and feel free to post on Facebook any images of you dancing to it here.  (The playlist is  in Spotify, so you need to make an account to listen to it, but you make an account for free)

Normal Hop the Hall service will resume next month on 6 April 2018 (fingers crossed!)

Sorry everyone!

Cowley Cotton Club Returns!

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We are BACK! Our new term starts on 11 January 2018 and runs until 22 March 2018. Check out the details!

Balboa Fast Track – January 2018

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This Balboa Fast Track is a special 5-week course aimed at learning and mastering the basics of Balboa, another great dance of the swing dance family! Classes must be booked in advance and there are limited spaces.

More info and booking here:

Check out this cool balboa video!