for all things Swing-Jive,

Lindy Hop, 1940's & 1950's

Esther & David  are long-established teachers of
Swing Jive, Lindy Hop & Balboa covering Suffolk & beyond.


Whilst no longer offering such classes, they continue to host regular
Wednesday evening social / practice sessions at Stratford St. Mary,
plus organise Stomps / Tea-dances, & attend other venues.

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

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

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

for info on clothes, classes, events

or hiring David & his music rig,

contact  01986 798965  or

esther@cactuspromotions.co.uk
 
 
NO LESSONS SCHEDULED      Wednesday freestyle socials/practices CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

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 3 Apr
Sat. 18th Apr. • Stratford STOMP  [ 7:30~12 ]
£6 as 5th Sep. below
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Sat. 9th May • VE Day 75th Anniversary dance  
[ 7~11:30 ]
Henley Comm. Centre, Church Meadows, Henley [N. Ipswich]   IP6 0RP
David DJing ~ more info tba ...
tea/coffee/homemade-cake supplied ; licensd bar ; hosted by Ian Doyle
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Sat. 16th May • Stratford STOMP  
[ 7:30~12 ]
£6 as 5th Sep. below
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Sun. 23rd May • Wrentham 45s 40's/50's EVENING  
[ 7:30~11:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/nibbles provided, BYO drinks — £5 on door
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Sat. 30th May • Badger Boogie Swing Dance  
[ 7~11:45 ]
Marks Tey VH, Old London Rd, Marks Tey   CO6 1EJ
David DJing with Vintage Rob
tea/coffee provided, BYO drinks — £8 advance, £10 on door
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Sun. 7th June • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
£6 as 8th Nov. below
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Sat. 13th June • Monks Eleigh Fete
Bridge Farm Barns, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk   IP7 7AY
DJ Texas Tommy playing during the day
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Sat. 20th June • Poppy Appeal Charity 1940s night  
[ 7:30~late ]
Woodbridge Town Football Club, Notcutts Park, Fynn Road, Woodbridge   IP12 4LS
DJ Texas Tommy ~ plus prize raffle — £6 tkts
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Sun. 21st June • Bressingham
Low Road, Bressingham, Diss   IP22 2AA
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Sat. 27th June • RED FEATHER CLUB Hawaiian theme
Red Feather Club, Horham Rd, Denham [near Eye]   IP21 5DG
David supporting Devils Cut Combo
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Sat. 11th July • Stratford STOMP  
[ 7:30~12 ]
£6 as 5th Sep. below
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Sat. 27th Aug. • FATS CITY record hop
Budworth Hall, High Street, Chipping Ongar   CM5 9JG
David DJing with resident  DJ Dinger (info Dinger 07766 626480)
£6 ~ bar, large sprung dancefloor, free carpark opp.
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Sat. 5th Sep. • Stratford STOMP  
[ 7:30~12 ]
David DJing with Vintage Rob
tea/coffee/donuts supplied, BYO drinks — £6
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Sat. 12th Sep. • Badger Boogie Swing Dance  
[ 7~11:45 ]
Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham   CM8 2DY
David DJing with Vintage Rob
tea/coffee provided, BYO drinks — £8 advance, £10 on door
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Sun. 4th Oct. • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
£6 as 8th Nov. below
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Sun. 8th Nov. • Wrentham 45s Tea Dance  
[ 2~5:30 ]
Village Hall, London Road (A12), Wrentham   NR34 7HJ
David DJ'ing with resident Three Bits of Rhythm + guest Vintage Rob
£6 ~ tea/coffee/cakes supplied, BYO drinks, 40's Swing & 50's R&B
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Sat. 19th Dec. • FATS CITY record hop
Budworth Hall, High Street, Chipping Ongar   CM5 9JG
David DJing with resident  DJ Dinger (info Dinger 07766 626480)
£6 ~ bar, large sprung dancefloor, free carpark opp.
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