Festival of Vintage

York Racecourse 21st & 22nd April 2018

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Vintage Dance 

The Vintage Dance Hall is back for 2019 as it went down so well last year.

Its dedicated to learning dance styles from the 1920's-1950's

The Vintage Dance Hall is situated in one of the oldest buildings at York Racecourse and it has a large wooden dance floor perfect for dancing 

We will have a full programme of Dance Lessons during the two days Festival. Listed below are the teachers and group involved and the timetable of lesson. There is not extra charge for this but we ask that you book a space to avoid the workshops being full. All the teacher & times are listed below soon.

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The Swing Cats

The Swing Cats are a dance team brought together by the love of vintage dance and music. We want to share our passion and joy for swing dance nationwide and our aim is to get people dancing so they can become part of a large, friendly social dance scene which welcomes people of all ages. But most importantly, we want you to have fun! 

Tom Powell from Grassington runs the group with his partner Ellie Wilson and together, they have won several swing dance competitions (Tom won the one here last year!), as well as dancing on period dramas for the BBC! We are honoured to have been asked to teach at this year’s Festival of Vintage and we look forward to dancing to all the wonderful musicians!

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Vintage Dance Hall

Lindy Hop 12noon Saturday & 12:30pm Sunday

Partnered Charleston 3pm Saturday & 4:15pm Sunday

York Dance Group

York Vintage Dance Group run dance classes for beginners and intermediates in a wide range of dances and styles from the 1920's, 30's, 40's & 1950's, at two local venues in York and also at the Milton Rooms in Malton. They also hold Dance Workshops, and regularly run Vintage & 1940's themed Dance Nights, Social Dances in York and Malton. For further information visit

They will be teaching Rock & Roll Waltz & Cha Cha Cha Stroll

  www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk 

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Vintage Dance Hall

12:45pm York Vintage Progressive Jive Saturday

3:30pm The Cha Cha Stroll 

Sunday


A-Train Swing

A-Train Swing consists of husband and wife team, Ian (aka Windy) and Janet who have been on the vintage scene for the past 17 years embracing and promoting the Golden Age of Swing. DJ Windy is not only a Swing DJ, in addition they organise their own dance events and also get hired to add sophistication and style to private and corporate events and parties.

Ian & Janet are pleased to be able to pass on some of their dancing knowledge and will be teaching Balboa at this years Festival of Vintage. No need for any previous experience, the lesson will be aimed at absolute beginners to get you moving on that dance floor before the weekend is over.

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Vintage Dance Hall

10:30am  Balboa & Late Night Swing Stroll  1:30pm Saturday

1:15pm Balboa Sunday

Shag up North​

Collegiate Shag is a fun & energetic partner dance from the 1920s danced primarily to up-tempo swing and pre-swing jazz music. We run classes on Wednesdays at Interplay Theatre, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, LS12 3LE. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days at FOV

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.co.uk

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Vintage Dance Hall

11:15 am Saturday

2:45pm Sunday

Dronfield Vintage Dance

Dronfield Vintage Dance is a small up coming dance social in the south Yorkshire area. They will be doing demos followed by a workshop on both days. Saturday, The Maddison & Sunday The Rock & Roll Waltz

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Vintage Dance Hall

2:15pm Dance Demo, followed by Workshop-The Rock & Roll Waltz Saturday

2pm Dance Demo, Followed by workshop-The Maddison

Raynor Rock & Roll

Rayner Rock 'n' Roll York was established 2002 Eileen is an experienced dance teacher who has been teaching Rock 'n' Roll for over 16 years. Elieen Rayner and her team of Dancers will be at FOV on boths Days . Offer a chance to take part and enjoy learning Rock 'n' Roll Jive, 50's stroll, Charleston Stroll and more at the Rockin Stage in the Nostalgia Hall

No Need to Book

Find them at the Rockin Stage

2pm Saturday & Sunday