Things We Like…

This is the home of resources and links related to local swing dancing and all things vintage that we’d like to share with you!

For Dancing Nearby

Balboa Mondays
Join Lynn Maslen for weekly Balboa classes at the Rising Sun Arts Centre after our Solo Jazz & Charleston class on Monday evenings.

All Jazzed Up
Jean and Shirley host weekly swing dance classes at Watlington House on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Reading Swing Exchange
An epic weekend of swing dance and related events taking place over the first weekend of September!

Dancing A Little Further Afield

Hop the Hall
Social dance hosted by Oxford Lindy Hoppers the first Friday evening of each
month in Oxford

SugarPush
Social dance hosted by The Lindy Club in Titchfield. Please see website for
upcoming dates.

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Monthly social dance hosted by the Swing Dance Bristol. Please see website for
upcoming dates.

Thames Valley Balboa Festival
An annual weekend of Balboa goodness hosted next door in Henley.

Oxford Swing Festival
A weekend of swing dance learning and fun in lovely Oxford.

Oxford Swing Exchange
Our second favourite exchange, it’s an excellent weekend of swing dancing and live music.

Swing Out London
A great resource for finding classes, socials and events happening in London.

Swing PlanIt
National and international event registry for exchanges, workshops and weekenders for all swing dance styles.

Local Music

The Silver Heels
Local charleston/swing jazz band, performing every third Thursday evening
at The Global Cafe.

The Ding Dong Daddios
Local swing/jump jive band, performing every other month on the fourth Thursday at The Purple Turtle.

Heather Jayne & The Red Shoes
Berkshire-based band performing swing, blues and soul locally.

For Dressing Up

Frock & Roll
Local clothing boutique selling authentic vintage clothes and accessories.

Contrariety Rose
Vintage style handmade clothes and accessories by local designer Louise Butland.

Adrienne Henry Millinery
Vintage style hats and headwear by local designer Adrienne Henry.

Dance & Vintage Resources

The Track Podcast
Audio podcast by Ryan Swift with interviews from notable swing dance figures.

Yehoodi
Swing dance discussion space and home to podcasts SwingFlix Movie Reviews and Hey Mr Jesse (music/DJing) as well as live International Lindy Hop Championships streaming.

Swung Over
Dancing/Vintage blog by Bobby White.

Ksenia Parkhatskaya
Dancing blog by dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya.

Syncopated City
Online swing dance tuition from Evita Arce and Michael Jagger.

iLindy
Online classes and resources from Jo Hoffberg and Kevin St Laurent.

Dance World Takeover
Dancing blog by Rebecca Brightly.

Wandering & Pondering
Dancing blog by Jerry Almonte.

Lindy Shopper
Vintage attire and shopping guide by Laura Windley.