The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love
A Valentines Ball… For All!
Here at the Electro Swing Ball we love the feeling and atmosphere that is created by you all at our events. So to celebrate this our Valentines Ball is about love in all it’s forms. If there’s someone you love bring them – be it your family, your best friend, your sweetheart, or if no one is available, come to the Ball and share the love of all the beautiful people there.
Valentines should be a day for everyone so dress up (glamorous and vintage attire definitely encouraged!) and join us to dance the night away!
Love is a many splendid thing…
Once again we’ve ensured that we have a stunning evening of non stop entertainment lined up for you. You can expect… deep breath… the most fun dance class you’ll ever see, beautiful burlesque beauties, cheeky boylesque (oh yes – it’s time for equality!), dazzling aerial acrobatics, swinging DJ’s, circus performers, and not to forget the UK’s biggest electro swing band The Electric Swing Circus!
Jazz Jive Swing Dance Lessons
We were in awe of Jazz Jive Swing at The Ball In The Park in the summer. They host the most entertaining dance class you will ever see and truly created an incredible atmosphere to start the Ball off. Once again they will be hosting a fun swing dance lesson at 8pm to get everyone up to speed and so that you can learn a few moves for the night!
The Swinging DJ’s
We have a lineup of three of the finest electro swing DJ’s around… DJR will be playing an electro swing classics set with some of the biggest and most loved electro swing tracks to ever grace a vintage dance floor; Bertie Dastard will be bringing proceedings to a close with his swing tinged with a great helping of funk and bass; and introducing Supabad who will be mixing up some of the most exciting and fun swinging tunes around.
The Electric Swing Circus
Our headline band will be the incredible seven piece The Electric Swing Circus who have been playing to huge audiences throughout the UK and Europe. They have established themselves as the UK’s most exciting electro-swing band and will be bringing their award winning show of cool 20′s swing, fused with gypsy jazz, bass and beats.
Aerial Acrobatics with CircusMASH
We’re delighted to be welcoming the beautiful performers from CircusMash to make the most of our theatre stage with their incredible show on hoop and silks. Prepare to be dazzled by their skill and grace as they ‘swing’ high above!
Burlesque, boylesque and all the fun of the circus!
As well as the bands we’ve put together a range of other performers to appear during the evening. Our burlesque beauties will be bringing the glamour to proceedings while this time we’ve decided to keep everyone happy by featuring a boylesque performer as well. We’ll also have our regular troupe of circus performers ready to delight and entertain throughout the night.
We are delighted to be hosting this Ball at Oakengates Theatre in Telford and this will give us the opportunity to create a visual performance that will blow your top hats off. We like to move each event to a new venue because it creates a different atmosphere each time and we’re hugely excited by what Oakengates Theatre allows us to do. If you haven’t been there before they have a great stage for our performers and we’ll be pulling the seating back to create a large dancefloor. It will also allow us to go to town by creating some incredible visuals and decorations that will literally blow you away. You will have never seen a theatre looking like this before!
Tickets are available from Oakengates Theatre for £20 (+£1 booking fee). There’s a group discount available – buy 7 get 1 free. You can also book through the box office on 01952 382 382.
We don’t want you to drive unless you have to and so we’re putting on a coach to the venue with pickups from Shrewsbury and Wellington. These are available from the green section at the top of the Buy Ticket page on the theatre website. The pickup time will be 7.15 from next to the abbey in Shrewsbury and 7.35 from Wellington swimming pool car park. The coach will be making two return trips, the first at around 11.45 for anyone who is ready to head for home, and a second trip at 01.00 for those who want to stay until the end.
To get to Oakengates Theatre by car take Junction 5 off the M54, and then turn left at the roundabout onto Rampart Way. At the next island turn left onto the A442. Take the first exit off the A442 (signposted Oakengates) and then take the third exit towards Oakengates. Go straight over the first roundabout and then at the second mini island turn right. Immediately turn right into Oakengates Theatre.
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