CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival

Welcome to CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival 2024
30 + 31 March 2024, in Cheltenham Town Hall!
Up to 10 hours of classes over two days; evening dance with Down for the Count All Stars; and tea-dance with cake!
£95 Keeno, £110 Early Bird, and £120 Full Price (please see details below).


Full weekend tickets and social passes have now SOLD OUT! Follow the links below to be put on the waiting lists.


No weekend ticket? You can still get involved with CSD Festival!
Sunday tea dance-only tickets will be available on the door (£10 cash or card) and there will be live music, DJs and free, fun classes in the Orangery in Imperial Gardens. These classes are open to the public over the weekend. Why not come along, join in and soak up the atmosphere?

Full Weekend
Lessons and dances – £95/£110/£120

Full weekend tickets have now SOLD OUT!

Please do complete the application form above to be
put on the waiting list.

Social Pass
Dances only – £25

Purchase a ticket with the PayPal link above – your PayPal receipt is proof of purchase and your name will be on the door.

Everyone at the festival!

CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival: the options

Full weekend information – sold out!

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.

As well as options with:

  • David Zilka and Jessie Brooks, Lindy Hop extras
  • Su Gorrie, Jazz
  • Benjie Talbott, Soft Shoe
  • Craig and Sophie, St. Louis Shag
  • Louise and Phil, Balboa
  • Ri Taiwo, African Dance

Plus:

  • Saturday night dance with Down for the Count All Stars and DJ Mike Sailsman
  • Sunday afternoon tea-dance with DJs, 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.

45 tickets available at Keeno rate: £95 – SOLD OUT!
45 tickets available at Early Bird rate: £110 – SOLD OUT!
Remaining tickets at Full Price rate: £120 – SOLD OUT!

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 3 classes simultaneously for you to select from. There is also a public space, the Orangery, where class will also be running if you want to join in those. 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.

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 order of booking and therefore the Keeno or Early Bird discounts, 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 will make social passes to the Saturday evening dance and Sunday afternoon tea dance available closer to the event.

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.

Social Pass information – sold out!

A limited number of Social Passes will be available nearer the event. Advanced purchase only! One ticket which you can use for either dance, or for both.

Key information:

  • Social ticket: £25. Can be used for Saturday night, Sunday tea dance, OR BOTH!
  • Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Advanced sale only, from the link at the top of the page
  • Saturday night:
    • Down For The Count All Stars swing band
    • DJ Mike Sailsman
    • Silent disco in the Bar
  • Sunday tea dance:
    • DJ Jim Key
    • Tea and cake
  • Town Hall bar will be open for both events
FREE activities in Imperial Gardens

FREE taster dance classes and live music at Imperial Gardens, hosted by Cheltenham Town Hall alongside Cheltenham Swing Dance Festival.

Come along and bring your friends! The Garden Bar and Orangery in Imperial Gardens will be open and serving food and drinks.

Just look at all this free stuff!

Saturday
10:00 Line dancing (with Lou Marfell)
11:15 Strictly Charleston (with Jenny Thomas)
12:30 Live music
15:00 Newbies partner dancing (with Jessie + Benjie)
16:15 Afrofusion (with Ri Taiwo)

Sunday
10:00 60s dance (with Su Gorrie)
11:15 Charleston fitness (with Nicky Key)
12:30 Live music
15:00 Tea Dance (Town Hall, £10)

Tea Dance Only – limited tickets will be available on the door (£10 each)

If you’re enjoying the atmosphere in the Garden bar and want to keep on swinging, then tickets will be available on the door for the tea dance, cash or card.

If you’ve purchased a social pass for the festival, this dance is included and you don’t need a separate ticket.

Jim and Nicky
Jen and Matt