Saturday, 8 December 2018

LAST STOP BALBOA - Tomorrow!

Sunday 9 December 2018
2pm - 6pm


Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

NEXT LAST STOP BALBOA
Sunday 13 January 2019


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)

Friday, 7 December 2018

SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS SOCIAL! - Update

Join us for our Swingin' Christmas Social!


 Saturday 15 December 2018
8pm - 11pm (or later ...)

£10 advance payment by Weds 12 Dec
or £12 thereafter / on the door

VENUE
St Michaels Church Hall
Portland Road
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7EZ

HOW TO BOOK...
At: OSD Mon or Weds classes or
Email:  oxfordswingdance@gmail.com
(Online payment available on request)

Monday, 5 November 2018

TERM DATES & COURSES - Dec 2018 to Jan 2019

BALBOA CLASSES & COURSES

Term dates:  
Current term ends - Mon 10 December 2018
New term starts - Mon 7 January 2019

Course dates: 
Fundamentals Course (incl complete beginners)
Next course starts - Mon 7 January 2019

NB: Class Times:
Fundamentals (Beginners & above) : 7.30-8.30 pm
Practice:  8.30-9.00pm
Variations (Intermediates & above) : 9.00-10.00pm
Practice: 10.00-10.30pm


LINDY CLASSES & COURSES

Term dates:  
Current term ends - Weds 12 December 2018
New term starts - Weds 9 January 2019

Course dates:  
Basics Course 
(Complete beginners may choose any start date)
Module 1 starts - Weds 9 January 2019
Module 2 starts - Weds 6 February 2019
Module 3 starts - Weds 6 March 2019
Fundamentals Course (Intermediates)
Next course starts - Mon 9 January 2019

Class Times:
Warm up (all levels) : 7.45pm   
Basics : 8.00-9.00pm,  Jazz Steps : 9.00-9.45pm
Fundamentals : 8.15-9.00pm,   Variations : 9.00-9.45pm



LAST STOP BALBOA - Oxford's monthly social

Sunday 18 November 2018
2pm - 6pm


Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

NEXT LAST STOP BALBOA
Sunday 9 December 2018


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)

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

TERM DATES AND COURSES - Sept to Dec 2018

BALBOA CLASSES & COURSES

Term dates:  Mon 10 Sept - Mon 10 Dec
Fundamentals Courses Beginners):  10 Sept & 22 Oct

Please note Class Times!

Fundamentals Class:  7.30-8.30 pm     
Practice:  8.30-9.00pm
Variations Class (Intermediates): 9.00-10.00pm    
Practice:  10.00-10.30pm


LINDY CLASSES & COURSES

Term dates:  Weds 12 Sept - Weds 12 Dec
Basics Courses start:  12 Sept, 10 Oct, 7 Nov 
Fundamentals Course (Intermediates): 12 Sept

Class Times:
Warm up : 7.45pm   
Basics : 8.00-9.00pm,  Jazz Steps : 9.00-9.45pm
Fundamentals : 8.15-9.00pm,   Variations : 9.00-9.45pm




Monday, 20 August 2018

LAST STOP BALBOA - 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS!

Sunday 9 September 2018
2pm - 6pm

with the Frampton Footwarmers

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Next Last Stop Balboa
Sunday 21 October 2018


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)

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

MINI AERIALS WORKSHOP - Sun 23 September

Due to the popularity of the Aerials Workshops last year, Andy & Lindsay are back to test your skills again with their  

Mini Aerials Routine!

- a series of smaller aerials which you can incorporate more easily into your dancing.

Booking in advance only and you must book with a partner you trust.

Date:  Sunday 23rd September 2018
Time:  1pm - 5pm
Venue:  NOA Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, OX2 7DP
Cost:   £20 per person, in advance.

TO BOOK:
Contact us at OSD classes or email us with names of both partners at oxfordswingdance@gmail.com
NB:  Your place will not be secured until both partners have paid.



Tuesday, 31 July 2018

SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 - this week's theme ...



This is the last week of our very popular Summer School - upstairs at St Michael's Church Hall, Portland Road.
CHECK BELOW FOR THIS WEEK'S THEME.
We'll then be taking a couple of weeks off before the new term starts in September.  See separate post for term dates. 

Aimed mainly at Intermediate level dancers, some weeks will be suitable for all levels, so keep checking here or our Facebook Events page, for updates.  
There'll also be extra social dancing time so even if the workshop isn't for your level you can still join us for some practice a little later in the evening. 

TIME      :  7.30pm-10.30pm
COST     :  £6 - Workshop & Social (£5 concessions)
                  £3 - Social only (9.45pm)
THEME  :  Wed 22 August - NINJA MOVES
LEVEL   :  INTERMEDIATE 1 and above.
(you should be familiar with Lindy Turn, Circle & Swing Out)

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

LAST STOP BALBOA in JULY - AIR CONDITIONED!

Sunday 15 July 2018
2pm - 6pm

EXTRA THIS MONTH:  Slow Bal Music for first hour or so...and the added bonus of AIR CONDITIONING!

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Sorry, there's no Last Stop Balboa in August, but
we're back on 
Sunday 9 September 
for our 5TH ANNIVERSARY
with live music!


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)

Friday, 25 May 2018

BALBOA CLASS - MONDAY 28 MAY?

We're taking a week off next week so 
there will NOT be a class on 

Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May 2018

But we're back the following week on 
Monday 4 June 2018!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

OXFORD Slow Balboa Celebration - UPDATES






Join us for the UK's first Slow Balboa weekend with

Mickey Fortanasce (USA) & 
Vanessa Granjon (France)

5th & 6th May 2018
Old Headington Village Hall


UPDATES :  

EVENT INFORMATION has now been sent out to all attendees.  Please contact us if you haven't received a copy -  oxfordswingdance@gmail.com 

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ALL PLACES FOR THE WEEKEND ARE NOW FILLED BUT...
 we are running some taster classes over the next few weeks for anyone wishing to try this delightful dance - or to practise for 5/6 May weekend.

Mon 9 Apr  9pm-10pm  New Marston Pastoral Centre, OX3 0DL   
Sun 15 Apr  1pm-2pm The Jericho Tavern, OX2 6AE  (see Last Stop Balboa post)
Mon 30 Apr  9pm-10pm   New Marston Pastoral Centre, OX3 0DL 

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A smooth and rhythmic version of Balboa, Slow Balboa was originally danced by Dean and Nancy Raftery and complements both Lindy and Balboa in the Swing dance genre.  Two days of Improver/Intermediate level workshops with evening dance and Sunday Tea Dance - for the bargain price of £125.

The aim of the weekend is to progress past the basic figures usually taught at taster sessions.  Therefore the minimum requirement for booking is that you are able to dance the Slow Bal 8 count basic.  

If you would like a crash course in the basic, we'll be teaching Slow Bal at some of our regular Monday evening Balboa classes in March and April.  
Please keep checking here and Facebook for dates and more info.  

If you already know the basic and would like to get some practice in before the May weekend, we'll be adding one hour practice sessions from 1pm-2pm to Last Stop Balboa on 11 March and 15 April.  Cost £5, to include entry to Last Stop Balboa.  
Please keep checking here or Facebook for updates.

BOOKINGS OPEN : BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED

BOOKING REQUIREMENTS :  Please book with a partner if at all possible.  Single applicants will be placed on a waiting list until a partner becomes available (NOW CLOSED TO SINGLE FOLLOWS, SINGLE LEADS & COUPLES WELCOME!).  Payment will be required in advance.


More details coming soon so WATCH THIS SPACE ...!


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Last Stop Balboa April - This Sunday!

Sunday 15 April 2018
2pm - 6pm

EXTRA THIS MONTH:  1.00 - 1.30  Slow Bal Taster Class
                                       1.30 - 2.00  Slow Bal Practice

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern  
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Next month's Last Stop...
Sun 13 May 2018

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)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

TEA DANCE - Sunday 8 April

SWING INTO SPRING  



Join us as we Swing into Spring with our first Tea Dance of the year 

3pm-6pm, Sunday 8 April 2018  
St Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, 
Oxford OX2 6TN

£6 on the door, or book in advance with Oxford Swing Dance (Book in conjunction with the Improver Workshop and get a discount!  See separate post).

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

LINDY IMPROVERS WORKSHOP - 8 April



1pm - 3pm, Sunday 8 April 2018
St Margarets Institute, Polstead Road, Oxford OX2 6TN

Suitable for anyone wanting to work on their Basic skills technique in more depth as well as those dancers wanting to make the transition to Intermediate level.  Two hours of workshops followed by a Tea Dance (see separate post for details) - an opportunity to practise your new and improved skills!

Prices  :  £12 for Workshop only 
                £6 for Tea Dance only  
                £15 for Workshop and Tea Dance

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS:  

1)  Find a partner.  Single applicants will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when a partner becomes available - unless they find one themselves in the meantime!  Don't despair, this doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be unable to attend the workshop, it just might take a little longer to confirm your place as we'd like to balance numbers as much as possible.

2)  Contact any of the OSD Teaching Team at the Weds classes with your name and email address OR email us at oxfordswingdance@gmail.com or via Facebook 
 https://www.facebook.com/events/149752732371495/

3)  Secure your place with payment in advance.  If booking with a partner, both partners must have completed payment before their places can be confirmed.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque at Weds classes or online (please email us for details).



Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Last Stop Balboa - this Sunday!

Sunday 11 March 2018
2pm - 6pm

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

EXTRA FOR MARCH & APRIL: 
1pm-2pm SLOW BAL PRACTICE



Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern  
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Next month's Last Stop...
Sun 15 April 2018


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)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

SNOW ALERT!

As of 6pm today, we are intending to run classes tonight.  

See you later!

Friday, 9 February 2018

Last Stop Balboa - Sunday!!

Sunday 11 February 2018
2pm - 6pm

Come and join us for a relaxed afternoon's Balboa or just come and chat and see what it's all about.  All levels welcome - whether you've done one or 50 classes (or none!)  A great opportunity to practise in a relaxed and friendly environment.  




Upstairs at The Jericho Tavern  
56 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
(see directions below)
All day food & bar downstairs
Contribution to cost of venue:  £5

Next month's Last Stop...
Sun 11 March 2018


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)

Friday, 5 January 2018

LATEST TERM DATES AND COURSES - Jan to March 2018

Here are the latest Term and Course dates.  For class times, venues and full details on all OSD classes please click on Classes page.  
(NB: See NEW BALBOA CLASS TIMES below!)


BALBOA

TERM STARTS - Mon 8 Jan 2018

FULL BEGINNERS COURSE STARTS - Mon 8 Jan 2018

CLASS TIMES:  
Fundamentals (Including Beginners) 7.30-8.30
Practice : 8.30-9.00
Variations : 9.00-10.00
Practice : 10.00-10.30


LINDY 

TERM STARTS - Weds 10 Jan 2018

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS COURSE DATES:  
Weds 10 Jan, Weds 7 Feb, Weds 7 March