West Coast Swing at Charlton Park

Please check detailed directions below, some satnavs
may not find the correct location!

Sunday 15th March 2020
Sunday April 19th 2020
Sunday 17th May 2020
NB We are back to "summer" running times, doors open at 2:15pm. Full schedule below.

Charlton Place
Canterbury, CT4 5JA

If you like dancing blues or West Coast Swing then you’ll really enjoy our music – each track will be suitable for either dance. 

Come along and enjoy a relaxed, friendly afternoon with lots of dancing . . . and of course tea/coffee and cake! 

Timings: Doors open at 2:15pm. Warm up music from 2:30pm
New class format from November 2019
At 2:45
 we will start a 30 minute beginners' lesson, this will be aimed at those with no West Coast Swing experience. At the same time for intermediate dancers there will be a class focusing on followers alternative footwork and styling, leaders won't be forgotten either!
At 3:15pm the 2 classes will come together for 20 minutes for the rest of the beginners' routine.
After a break for tea/coffee and cakes the intermediate lesson starts at 4:00pm finishing at 4:45pm (for more tea/coffee and cakes) then freestyle (including blues dancing) until 6:30pm.

£8, places are limited, advanced reservations recommended. 
£5 for freestyle only (from 4:45pm)
Facebook Group – East Kent West Coast Swing, click “Going”.
Twitter - @danceforfunkent
Greg 07762 931347 (AKA DJ Sheepman, the UK’s most experienced WCS and blues DJ),  or email gregjohndav@yahoo.co.uk.

No need to come with a partner. No stilettos please, flat shoes recommended,.

Tea, coffee & water will be provided.

Directions to Charlton Park: Charlton Park is an historic house just 5 miles from Canterbury, set in its own beautiful grounds, with a fantastic ballroom which is regularly used for dance events. There is plenty of parking space. If this is your first visit, please allow extra time to find the venue, as not all satnavs will find the correct location.

On the southbound A2 south of Canterbury take the exit for Barham/Bishopsbourne, turn right at the junction towards Barham and Bishopsbourne into Coldharbour Lane. After 100m at the next junction turn right, then immediately left into Frog Lane (Signposted to Bishopsbourne) after 600 metres turn left into The Street, (Signposted to Charlton Park) go through the village for 350m, at the junction fork left, then immediately right into Charlton Park estate. 
After 50 metres you will see our "Jive t dance" banner. Follow the road for about 700 meters then turn left into the car park. (The house is on the right.) The ballroom is on the first floor - turn left at the top of the stairs.

Class format: Doors open at 2:15pm. The first class will start at 2:45 pm, please arrive in time to book in and change shoes etc., After the class there will be tea/coffee/freestyle music for 25 minutes with the second class at 4:00. Freestyle dancing/practice from 4:45pm.

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