Welcome to
Oxford Swing Dance

Formed in 1995 by a group of Oxford Lindy Hop enthusiasts who had learnt the dance in London but wanted to bring the dance closer to home.

OSD holds regular weekly classes in Lindy Hop and Balboa from September to mid-July in a fun and informal atmosphere. Both dances will not only put a smile on your face but will keep you fit and healthy at the same time - what more could you ask for!

Lindy Hop is a fun partner dance which is usually danced to the irresistible swing music of the 30s and 40s - but if it swings you can dance to it!

Balboa is a close partner dance which originated around the late 1920s/ early 1930s. Danced to faster tempos, Balboa is a fascinating, subtle dance which can make anyone feel musical.

For class times and venues, click on Classes.

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Our aim is to teach social Lindy Hop & Balboa from absolute beginners to intermediate with the emphasis on good dance technique - and of course, to have fun! All ages and abilities are welcome. You can be as energetic or as laid back as you like. Don't worry if you haven't got a partner, you can still join in since everyone rotates partners during the classes. And there's no need to book - just choose the right class for you and turn up on the night. We also offer private tuition by arrangement. See our Classes page for details.

So there's no stopping you now! Come along to a class and see what it's all about. We guarantee you'll get hooked - just like we did. All the information you need is on this website but if you've got any questions you can email us to find out more - or go to our Latest News page.

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