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!

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