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).

Sorry follows, single follow tickets are now sold out, but you can join our waiting list and might snag a spot if there’s a last-minute opening. Couples and single leads, secure your spots now; very few places left. Don’t miss out!

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

Complete the application form above and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Social Pass
Dances only – £tbc

Opens nearer event

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

CheltenhamSwing.Dance Festival: the options

Full weekend information – on sale now!

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


  • 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

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 – on sale nearer the time

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: £tbc. 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(s)
    • 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.

Details nearer the time.

Tea Dance Only – limited tickets will be available on the door

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.