Festival of Vintage

York Racecourse 21st & 22nd April 2018

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Vintage Dance 

New for 2018 we have added in a whole new area dedicated to Dance 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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Red & Ginger (Saturday Only)

Red and Ginger both love dancing and sharing it with other people, either through what they know or just a dance floor. They believe the real essence of vintage dance is about having fun.

One of the most popular dancing duos on the scene, they're known for their joyous, stylish and often fast Lindy hop dances and for their friendly, relaxed and humorous approach to teaching. Learn Jitterbug Stroll & Partnered Charleston with them on the Saturday of the Festival

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Vintage Dance Hall

1:30pm Jitterbug Stroll Saturday

3pm Partnered Charleston


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

10:15am Saturday

1pm 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


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Vintage Dance Hall

4:30pm  Rock & Roll Waltz Saturday

4pm Cha Cha Cha Stroll 


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 Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 130 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LU. Everyone welcome.

They will be teaching 1 session both days

For further information visit us on Facebook or at www.shagupnorth.wordpress.com

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Vintage Dance Hall

11:30pm Saturday

3:15pm Sunday

Wakey Lindy Hoppers

Wakey Lindy Hoppers is a fun, friendly and informal swing dance class based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We meet every Wednesday for laughing and dancing and goodtimes!"

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Vintage Dance Hall

12:15 Saturday

1:45pm 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 Maddison Saturday

2:30pm Dance Demon, Follwed by workshop-The Rock & Roll Waltz

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

12 noon & 2pm Saturday

2:30pm & 3:45pm Sunday