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.


2 evenings a week at 2 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

 
 On completion of the current courses, Wednesday socials will again take over 
 around the 3rd week of March, with fresh new courses starting early June  ... 

Esther is hoping to arrange a  Tap Shim Sham workshop
one Sunday soon with a really excellent teacher from Brighton.
Participants will HAVE TO already be competent at standard Shim Sham.
If this appeals, please let Esther know of your interest  ...


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 1 Feb

Sun. 11th Feb.  •  Stratford Tea Dance  [ 3~6 ]
DJs  Texas Tommy  +  guest The Mail Man
tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 3rd Mar.  •  Heybridge Vintage (40's/50's) Dance  
[ 7~11, D.O. 6:45 ]
Plantation Hall, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon   CM9 4AL
DJ  Texas Tommy ~ tea/coffee/biscuits provided, BYO alcohol
£6 o.t.d. or reserve tickets on 01621 852471
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Sat. 10th Mar.  •  Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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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 — £6
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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 — £6
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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 — £6
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Sun. 11th Nov.  •  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. 17th Nov.  •  Heybridge Vintage (40's/50's) Dance  
[ 7~11, D.O. 6:45 ]
Plantation Hall, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Maldon   CM9 4AL
DJ  Texas Tommy ~ tea/coffee provided, BYO alcohol
£6 o.t.d. or reserve tickets on 01621 852471
¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨
Sun. 18th Nov.  •  Stratford Tea Dance  
[ 3~6 ]
DJs  Texas Tommy  +  guest t.b.a.
tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 15th Dec.  •  Stratford XMAS Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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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
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