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!

LATEST TERM DATES AND COURSES - Apr to July 2018

BALBOA

Term Starts - Mon 9 April
Beginners' Course Starts - Mon 9 April
No class Monday 28 May (Bank Holiday)  Classes resume Monday 4 June
Class Times
Fundamentals  :  7.30pm     Practice :  8.30pm
Variations  : 9.00pm    Practice :  10.00pm


LINDY

Term Starts - Weds 11 April
Basics courses start -  Weds 11 April,  Weds 9 May,  Weds 6 June
Class Times
Warm up : 7.45pm   Basics : 8pm,  Jazz Steps : 9pm
Intermediates : 8.15pm,   Variations : 9pm




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


CHARITY DONATIONS 2017

A HUGE thanks to everyone for supporting us during the past year.  Once again, you've enabled us to donate a significant amount to charity (in order to maintain our non-profit status).  

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


THANK YOU!

Florence Nightingale Hospice
Cancer Research
Juvenile Diabetes
Little Foxes
CRISIS
Maggie's Centre
Restore