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

now our Wednesday courses are nearing an end,
on  24/10  31/10  &  7/11  we'll be just doing
Lindy 7:30 ~ 8:30 (£5)     Balboa from 8:30 (£3)

thereafter we'll do -hour Balboa  7:30 ~ 8
followed by social / practice  8 ~ 10
social only = £2.50  •  bal + social = £3

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 18 Oct

Sat. 27th Oct. • Stratford Stomp for Halloween  [ 7:30~12 ]
DJs Texas Tommy & Vintage Rob
fancy dress preferred for the Monster Mansion with Cousin IT & Lurch!
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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Wed. 14th Nov. • Stratford FREESTYLE Social  
[ 8~10 ]
DJ Texas Tommy ~ £2.50
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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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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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