CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival

We are way too excited to announce CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival
8 & 9 April 2023, in Cheltenham Town Hall!
8 hours of classes over two days; evening dance with Down for the Count; and tea-dance with cake!
All this, at a fabulous venue, for just £110!


The headlines:

  • Jenny Thomas & Matt Pease, Lindy Hop
  • Jim & Nicky, Collegiate Shag
  • Full weekend programmes of both Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag with classes from improver to advanced.


  • Dips, tricks and flourishes
  • St. Louis Shag from beginner to intermediate
  • Tasters in Balboa
  • Taster in Soft Shoe
  • Saturday night dance with Down for the Count and guest DJs
  • Sunday afternoon tea-dance with DJs, vocalist, and cake
  • A stunning venue with huge sprung dance floor

You can choose to Lindy, to Shag, or to mix and match the classes as you wish.

CSD Fest Poster

All this, at a fabulous venue, for just £110!

Cheltenham Town Hall is a magnificent venue that boasts a massive ornate main hall, and 2 smaller rooms, the Pillar Room and the Drawing Room. This means we can run up to 3 classes simultaneously for you to select from. There is no need to sign up to a stream in advance, so you can go to whichever lessons take your fancy (numbers permitting).

Set in the centre of Cheltenham there are plenty of places nearby to visit for food and drinks. The venue itself has a café and two bars to choose from.

Current weekend schedule

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We will make you no promises around hosting. If you indicate you’d like help with this we will do our best to put you in touch with someone local who may be able to help. Each person involved should then decide if they are happy to proceed.

Festival booking details

Price includes all classes & social dances. Please use the link above to apply for a place at the festival. We will use the date of application to determine the Early Bird discount, not the date of place offer. We will run followers’ and leaders’ waiting lists to pair any single bookings up as they come in. Your place at CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival is only confirmed when you have been offered a place and the payment has been received. Please see our policy page for information around transfer of places.

One-day tickets are not available. We may make social passes to the Saturday evening dance and Sunday afternoon tea dance available closer to the event (numbers permitting).

We ask that you only consume food that is purchased on site in the venue. There are some beautiful public gardens adjacent to the Town Hall where you can happily consume things you’ve brought from home.