for all things Swing-Jive,

Lindy Hop, 1940's & 1950's

Esther & David  have for a long time been long-established teachers of
Swing Jive, Lindy Hop and Balboa in classes covering Suffolk & beyond. 


They are now no longer offering such classes, but will continue to host
regular Wednesday evening social / practice sessions at Stratford St. Mary,
plus organise Stomps & Tea-dances, and attend other venues.

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
 
 


NO LESSONS SCHEDULED

  Wednesday 2-hour freestyle social/practices run 8 ~ 10 £2.50
 
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 28 Nov

Wed. 21st Nov. • Stratford FREESTYLE Social  [ 8~10 ]
DJ Texas Tommy ~ £2.50
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Wed. 28th Nov. • Stratford FREESTYLE Social  
[ 8~10 ]
DJ Texas Tommy ~ £2.50
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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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Sat. 19th Jan. • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sun. 27th Jan. • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with resident Three Bits of Rhythm + guest Vintage Rob
£5 ~ tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks - an afternoon of 40's Swing & 50's R&B

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Sat. 9th Feb. • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sun. 17th Feb. • Stratford Charity Tea Dance  
[ 2~6 ]
DJ  Texas Tommy i.a.o. St Helena's Hospice ~ more info t.b.a.
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Sun. 24th Mar. • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with resident Three Bits of Rhythm + guest Vintage Rob
£5 ~ tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks - an afternoon of 40's Swing & 50's R&B

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Sat. 13th Apr. • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 11th May • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sun. 12th May • Bressingham
Low Road, Bressingham, Diss   IP22 2AA
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Sat. 18th May • Vintage Swing Dance  
[ 7:30~11:30 ]
Lavenham Village Hall, Church St, Lavenham (nr. Sudbury)   CO10 9QT
DJs  Texas Tommy  &  guest
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Wed. 29th & Thu. 30th May • Suffolk Show
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Sat. 1st 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 [01621 862960], £10 on door
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Sun. 2nd June • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with resident Three Bits of Rhythm + guest Vintage Rob
£5 ~ tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks - an afternoon of 40's Swing & 50's R'n'B

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Sat. 15th June • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 13th July • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Fri. 16th ~ Sun. 18th Aug. • Stratford CARAVAN STOMP Weekender
DJs Texas Tommy  +  Vintage Rob + guests Sun. 8th Sep. • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham, Suffolk   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with resident Three Bits of Rhythm
£5 ~ tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks - an afternoon of 40's Swing & 50's R'n'B

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Sat. 14th 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 [01621 862960], £10 on door
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Sat. 26th Oct. • Stratford HALLOWEEN Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 9th Nov. • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨
Sat. 14th Dec. • Stratford Stomp  
[ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy  +  guest
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨  ¨
Tue. 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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