The Summertown Speakeasy – January 2024

Saturday January 20th 2024 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm

The Cherwell School North Site, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, OX2 7EE.

Entrance – Members £8 – Non-Members £12

The Summertown Speakeasy January 2024 is the Big Saturday Dance Night Out. It is Oxford’s newest regular Swing dance social dance night. Join us on Saturday 20th January for music and dancing as we open the doors to our ballroom. We are looking forward to it, when we welcome you for a great night out. As you enter you will see the stage to your left and a dance floor in front of you. Then to your right you will find a raised platform with a seated area. It is set out in a cafe style layout with refreshments to help yourself.

Admission : £8 SDS Members – £12 Non-Members (SDS Membership costs £30 for the year and entitles you to discounts at all our classes and events).

Our inspiration has been the great ballrooms of the Jazz Age. Consequently we have tried to recapture a bit of vintage glamour and create a dance night for Lindy hoppers and other swing style dancers. Our aim is that it will be somewhere you want to come back to again and again.

Opening night

January is the first of our regular Speakeasy Nights and so this is the one where everyone will see the result of our efforts for the first time. We have a car park for exclusive use by our dancers which has room for 76 cars and is free to use. We do have plans what to do if we fill the car park up but certainly initially we think we have everyone covered. As long as you avoid the centre of town and reach us via the ring road, you should also avoid the various traffic reducing measures in place in Oxford.

Dig out your Saturday night party outfits and join us for the big dance night out.

How to find us

  • If you approach along Marston Ferry Road from Headington & Marston. Head towards the Banbury Road junction, the turning is on the right just before you reach the junction.
  • If you approach from Banbury Road. Take the turning for Marston Ferry Road and the entrance will be a left turn into the school. It’s about 0.2 miles so keep an eye out for the turning.

Problems with Sat-Nav

Apparently, there is an issue using the postcode with Sat Nav that directs you wrongly. This is due to a shared postcode. If you are using Sat Nav please ensure you enter “Cherwell School NORTH Site” on Marston Ferry Road.

Please note. If you attend our weekly Wednesday night classes, you are going to the other site on the opposite side of the road. The Summertown Speakeasy is at the North Site, not the South Site. If you go to the South site you will be on the wrong side of the road. Hopefully that wont be too confusing for everyone. We will make plenty of announcements at class to hopefully remind everyone.

Maps to help you find Summertown Speakeasy January 2024

You can also find exactly where we are by searching for Summertown Speakeasy on Google Maps.

If you use What3Words the address is ///decks.bride.clues.

Summertown Speakeasy January 2024 Entrance & Membership

Entrance is £8 for Swing Dance Summertown Members and £12 for non members. You can purchase membership for £30 per year so that if you were planning to make this a regular event in your calendar then membership will save you money. Your membership card also entitles you to reduced admission for any of our dance classes (Currently on a Wednesday night) and any of our other events.

For events where spaces are limited, such as our Blenheim Palace social dances, we also provide preferential access to members, so there is more to enjoy from Membership than just one event. Membership can be purchased at any time in the calendar and runs from the start of the term you purchase it to the start of the corresponding term the following year.

You can find more details about the Summertown Speakeasy on our dedicated event page.
The Summertown Speakeasy January 2024