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About charlestondance

We are a group of 1920s and 1940s enthusiasts providing wonderful vintage hen parties in Cheltenham, London, Oxford, Henley on Thames, Wallingford, and Reading, or we come to you! Choose from: Charleston dance classes 1930s-1940s jazz dance classes Pop Up Afternoon Tea Parties and tea dances with a dance class, a full champagne afternoon tea and our live 1920s jazz or swing pianist Vintage Makeovers and Photoshoots Classic Musicals Hen Party dance class, or singing workshop (or both, for an all singing, all dancing, live life in a musical experience!) Our special, deluxe 1920s Day Out or 1940s Day Out in Cheltenham or Henley incorporating one vintage jazz dance class, one creative workshop (including vintage life drawing or fascinator making), a vintage makeover and photoshoot, afternoon tea, and a 3 course dinner!

Plastic free, low waste vintage party tips

  Princess Eugene and Jack Brooksbank had a plastic free wedding last Friday. It got me thinking that vintage hen parties provide natural opportunities to cut down on your use of plastic and the amount of waste that you create. … Continue reading

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How to pose for 1920s photos at a hen party part 2 – showgirl style poses

If you’re at a 1920s hen party and you want some inspiration on how to pose for your photos, forget Instagram and Facebook style pouting, you want to get some wonderful, decadent 1920s showgirl style pictures to inspire you, and … Continue reading

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How to pose for 1920s style photos part one – with a long string of beads

We’ve spent a lot of time doing 1920s makeovers and photoshoots for our vintage hen parties, and other 1920s parties and events.  So I thought I’d write a few posts on what we found worked well when encouraging our hens … Continue reading

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Charleston dance lesson at a 1920s 40th birthday party in Manchester

Our lovely new dance teacher Victoria did a smashing Charleston dance lesson in Manchester at a 1920s party for a 40th birthday. It was at a wonderful venue, the London Road Firestation, one room of which looked like a courtroom looked … Continue reading

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Vintage wedding ideas – have a dance class for your wedding guests at your vintage wedding – and a swing band!

I never did write about a vintage wedding near Reading that we did some time ago! it was in a charming village hall and we sent two Reading Charleston dancers to perform and do a Charleston dance class for the … Continue reading

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Still time to book dancers for your Christmas party, whether it’s a 1920s party or 1950s party, or 1940s wartime party!

We’ve just taken a booking for our Charleston dancers  to perform and teach at a 40th birthday party, plus one for a Christmas party! There is still time to book lindy hoppers for parties and events or some 1950s rock … Continue reading

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Our latest 1950s hair and make up hen party in Oxford

Here are some lovely photos just in from our latest vintage hen party in Oxford. These ladies are all wearing lovely vintage reproduction dresses by lindy bop and had our 1950s hair and make up mini vintage makeover hen party … Continue reading

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