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
 
 

Mondays
  1st  week  was  
  June  11th  

 
Stratford St. Mary  Institute Hall,
  CO7 6JU      The Row, Higham Rd.
8:00~10:00 Dean Collins ShimSham
[ minimum 6-weeks - £5 per lesson,
but until everyone's happy anyway ]
Tuesdays
  course  began  
    June  5th    

 
Campsea Ashe  Village Hall, Station Rd.
  IP13 0TE       (near Woodbridge)
 
7:30~8:30 Beginner Swing Jive £5
Wednesdays
  courses  began  
    June  6th    

 
Stratford St. Mary  Institute Hall,
  CO7 6JU      The Row, Higham Rd.
                (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
our Wednesday courses run for 3 consecutive weeks,
then 2-hour freestyle social/practice every 4th week
classes  July 4th, 11th, 18th  +  social  25/7
classes  August 1st, 8th, 15th  +  social  22/8
classes  Aug. 29th, Sep. 5th, 12th  +  social  19/9

 
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 12 Jul

Wed. 25th July • Stratford freestyle social/practice  [ 8~10 ]
with David on the decks ~ £2.50
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Sun. 5th Aug. • Wrentham 45s Hawaiian 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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Wed. 22nd Aug. • Stratford freestyle social/practice  
[ 8~10 ]
with David on the decks ~ £2.50
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Sat. 25th Aug. • FATS CITY  
[ 7~11:45 ]
Budworth Hall, High Street, Chipping Ongar   CM5 9JG
David  is guest DJ as Texas Tommy
licensed bar, free carpark opp. — £7 - info 07766 626480
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Fri. 7th ~ Sun. 9th Sep. • Stratford "FLAPLINS" Weekender
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob + guests
all-in price available for campers • £2/£6/£6 Fri/Sat/Sun dances
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Wed. 19th Sep. • Stratford freestyle social/practice  
[ 8~10 ]
with David on the decks ~ £2.50
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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 + JC [France]
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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
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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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Mon. 31st Dec. • Stratford New Year Sleepover  
[ 8:30~1 ]
host DJ  Texas Tommy  +  guest DJs
nibbles provided, BYO drinks
caravans/motorhomes welcome for sleepover, but  booking essential
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