There are three lindy hop tracks at the Oxford Swing Festival and a solo jazz track! Please choose the best for you based on your level, experience and desire! If you have questions about your level please ask one of our regular Oxford Lindy Hoppers teachers which is appropriate for you!

Level 1: Beginner/Improver

This is the stepping stone to Lindy awesomeness! You have been dancing from 3 to 6 months and have an idea of the basics. In this track we’ll build on fundamental moves, boosting your confidence with both six count and eight count moves and linking them together so you can really have some fun!

Level 2: Intermediate

You know your 6 and 8 counts, your Lindy-Turns and Charleston, and you want more! Suitable for dancers that have 6 months to 2 years of experience, this will consolidate your basics and throw in new and exciting moves that you can bust out in a swing jam or perfect on the social floor.

Level 3: Intermediate/Advanced

You’ve been dancing for more than 2 years and boy, it’s fun! The tempo of songs is not an issue for you, slow or fast, and you know variations on basic moves and footwork. You want technique tips, advanced moves, and something to add that ‘wow’ factor in every dance!

Oxford Swing Festival 2014, photo Meike Clever

Solo Track

The Solo Track focuses on dancing on your own. Solo jazz can be improvised and choreographed, and is as wonderfully rhythmical and playful as you can make it. It is a dance full of character and you have to add a bit of your personality to make it complete. Jazz steps (e.g. Susie Q, Shorty George, Boogies) are the foundation of routines such as the Shim Sham, Tranky Do and the Big Apple. The Solo Track is aimed at dancers who are familiar with some of the basic jazz steps from the swing era and are eager to get a wider vocabulary and a bigger confidence in how to solo dance to jazz music.