Monday, 6 February 2017

Charity donations 2016

A HUGE thanks to everyone for supporting us during 2016. 

So much so, we've been able to donate a whopping £3,500 to charity this year (in order to maintain our non-profit status).  

So here's a list of the charities - some large, some small - which each received £500 on your behalf.

- Water Aid
- Cancer Research
- Hummingbird Centre
- Prostate Cancer – (Bill’s cycle ride)  
- Plan International 
- Macmillan

Balboa Slower workshop


Have you ever wanted to dance to slower swing music but don't really know whether to do Lindy or Blues?   Or maybe you'd like an easy introduction to Balboa using the same 8-count rhythm as Lindy?  

Join us on Sun 5 March to learn a beautiful, rhythmic & smooth version of Balboa, as danced by old timer, Dean Raftery and currently taught by Mickey Fortansce & Kelly Arsenault.  Here's a clip of them dancing to give you a flavour of what to expect...  
This is the first in a series of Slow Bal workshops which OSD & Balboa teachers in Reading and Fleet are running over the next few months.  So you'll have plenty of opportunity to hone your skills and become addicted!

Date:      Sunday 5 March 2017

Time:     10.45 am - 5.00 pm

Venue:    Upper Hall, St Michael's Church Hall, Portland Road, Summertown OX2 7EZ

Cost:       £28 (or £25 for regular OSD class members) per person

Please book with a partner if at all possible (Follows - leads just need a little nudge!)
Contact us on  or at any OSD classes - or wherever you see one of the teaching team!

Payment in advance only - payable by cash, cheque or online.

Last Stop Balboa - The February date

Sunday 19 February 2017
2pm - 6pm

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa
or just come & chat and see what it's all about . . .

Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern  
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £4

Next month's Last Stop...
Sun 12 March 2017

Getting to The Jericho Tavern ...
Free parking in side roads between Woodstock Rd & Banbury Rd (10 mins walk) 
A few spaces for non-residents in Cranham St, Great Clarendon St, Walton St, Worcester Pl, Wellington St, Albert St and Observatory Rd.  
Bus and Rail Stations are 10 mins' walk away.
Pear Tree Park & Ride off A34/A44 (10-15 mins bus ride)


On this page you'll find the latest Term and Course dates (see below).  
For class times, venues and full details on all OSD classes go to Classes page.  

LINDY CLASSES - Weds in Summertown (details on Classes page)
Beginners/Improvers course dates for Jan - Mar 2017:  
Weds 8 Feb,  Weds 8 March,  Weds 26 April
These courses consist of 3 x four-week blocks.  You're welcome to join in at the beginning of any course or part way through if you're willing to give it a go!  Each block is different so you can add to your dance skills every week.

BALBOA CLASSES - Mondays in New Marston (details on Classes page)
Complete Beginners (any week) - 7.15pm Introductory session
Beginners/Fundamentals class   7.30-8.30pm   Practice 8.30-9.00pm
Variations class  9.00-10.00pm   Practice 10.00-10.30pm
PRIVATE CLASSES (for ALL levels, singles &/or couples - limit of 4 per session)
Contact us for details at 
Current prices : £20 per person per hour (special reduced price of £15 ppph for regular OSD class members)
One-off Sunday sessions available every couple of weeks or so - contact us for dates and details.  Dates for April - July 2017 available soon.

Last classes before we break for Easter
Balboa : Mon 3 April
Lindy   :  Weds 12 April   EXTRA WEEK!!
New Term & Beginners courses start dates
Balboa : Mon 24 April
Lindy   :  Weds 26 April