for all things Swing-Jive,

Lindy Hop, 1940's & 1950's
Esther & David  are well known, long-established teachers of Swing Jive, & also
include Lindy Hop plus some Balboa in their classes covering Suffolk & beyond.


3 evenings a week at 3 venues, we teach various beginner lessons
in courses lasting roughly 14 weeks covering upto 3 styles as below —
Swing Jive, Lindy Hop (mostly 6-count) & Balboa (also intermediate)

David — a.k.a.  "Texas Tommy"  is one of the few dedicated 1940's / 1950's Swing DJ's in
East Anglia, & is available to hire for anything with a 1940's or 1950's theme, including Dances,
Private Parties, Proms, Weekend Events, etc.  You can hire just the DJ, or the full package where
we decorate your chosen venue with period flags & bunting, to give it that authentic 40's or 50's feel.

Esther is an accomplished seamstress, with years of experience in reproducing period clothes
for both men & ladies on the 1940's / 50's scene, where she trades as  "Esther's Originals"

David & Esther both love to wear period clothes, & are seldom seen out wearing anything modern.

for info on clothes, classes, events

or hiring David & his music rig,

contact  01473 635176  or

esther@cactuspromotions.co.uk
 
 

Tuesdays Campsea Ashe  ~  Village Hall, Station Road
  IP13 0TE       (near Woodbridge)
 
7:30~8:30 Beginner Swing Jive £5
 
Wednesdays Stratford St. Mary  ~  Institute Hall,
  CO7 6JU         The Row, Higham Road
                    (between Ipswich & Colchester)
7:30~8:15 Swing Jive
8:15~9:00 Lindy Hop
9:00~9:30 Balboa Beginner
9:30~10:00 Balboa Improver

 
Thursdays Wetheringsett  ~  Village Hall, Hockey Hill
  IP14 5PJ          [next to primary school]
                    (off A140, 8m north of A14_Jn51)
7:30~8:30 Beginner Swing Jive £5
 

LINKS :-      more photos         Esther having fun!         2012 Aldburgh Big Beach Jive
2013 Suffolk Show Balboa formation routine

Our own events are also usually listed on   DanceWeb.co.uk   &   AreYouDancing.com
click postcode for map     Events with   not hosted by us     updated 9 Dec

Sat. 16th Dec.  •  Stratford XMAS Stomp  ( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sun. 31st Dec.  •  Stratford New Year Sleepover  
( 8:30 ~ 1 )
host DJ  Texas Tommy  +  guests Vintage Rob & t.b.c.
nibbles provided, BYO drinks, dance+sleepover £12, dance-only £8
caravans/motorhomes welcome, but  booking essential
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Sat. 13th Jan.  •  Stratford Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sun. 28th Jan.  •  Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
( 2 ~ 5:30 )
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David with host DJ Three Bits of Rhythm + guest Vintage Rob ~ £5
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Sun. 11th Feb.  •  Stratford Tea Dance  
( 3 ~ 7 )
DJs  Texas Tommy  +  guest t.b.a.
tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sat. 10th Mar.  •  Stratford Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sun. 25th Mar.  •  Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
( 2 ~ 5:30 )
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David with host DJ Three Bits of Rhythm & guest Vintage Rob ~ £5
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Sat. 14th Apr.  •  Stratford Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJ Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sat. 2nd June  •  Badger Boogie Swing Dance  
( 7 ~ 11:45 )
Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham   CM8 2DY
DJs  Texas Tommy  &  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee provided, BYO drinks — £8 advance, £10 on door
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Sun. 3rd June  •  Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
( 2 ~ 5:30 )
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David with host DJ Three Bits of Rhythm & guest Vintage Rob ~ £5
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Sat. 16th June  •  Stratford Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sun. 5th Aug.  •  Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
( 2 ~ 5:30 )
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David with host DJ Three Bits of Rhythm & guest Vintage Rob ~ £5
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Sat. 22nd Sep.  •  Badger Boogie Swing Dance  
( 7 ~ 11:45 )
Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham   CM8 2DY
DJs  Texas Tommy  &  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee provided, BYO drinks — £8 advance, £10 on door
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Fri. 5th ~ Sun. 7th Oct.  •  Royal Seaside Stomp W/E
Royal Hotel, 4 Marine Parade, Gt. Yarmouth   NR30 3AE
host DJ Texas Tommy  +  guest DJs incl. Vintage Rob
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Sat. 27th Oct.  •  Stratford Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJ Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sun. 18th Nov.  •  Stratford Tea Dance  
( 3 ~ 7 )
DJs  Texas Tommy  +  guest t.b.a.
tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Sat. 15th Dec.  •  Stratford XMAS Stomp  
( 7:30 ~ 12 )
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £5
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Flaplins 7~9/9   ;   Sleepover 31/12
Sun. 13th May  •  Bressingham
Wed. 30th & Thurs. 31st May 2018  •  Suffolk Show
Sat. 23rd June  •  Poppy Appeal Charity 1940s night  ( 8 ~ late )
Woodbridge F.C. ~ DJ David ~ + prize raffle
Sun. 8th July  •  Woodbridge British Legion event
monochrome printer-friendly version of events available   HERE  (then right-click & Print)