Cambridge Lindy Exchange - 26-28 October 2018

About CLX

What is a Lindy Exchange?

A Lindy Exchange is a gathering organised by a Lindy Hop scene in one city for a few days in order to invite people from other places to experience the city's swing venues and bands, and generally to provide a way for visitors and locals to dance together.

In Cambridge our exchange is small and friendly; we hope that by the end not only will you be danced out and eaten a huge pile of cake but also have made a whole bunch of new friends.

Who can be involved?

Anyone who wants! The exchange is for all Lindy Hoppers, wherever you're from, however long you've been dancing for. We are especially interested in hearing from local dancers who can offer a bit of spare room to host visitors for a few nights.

What's the theme?

"When I grow up..."

Think childhood ambitions, potential careers (or career changes!), something you've always wanted to do, or another interpretation! And remember, we're never really grown up : )

What about registrations?

Registrations are opening at TBA!. We have tried our very best to make the event as cheap as we possibly can; CLX is not run for profit. Unfortunately we are unable to offer passes for individual nights this year. Since this is an event sponsored by the Cambridge Lindy Hoppers club, members receive a discount when registering for a full pass.


One of the joys of the exchange is meeting new people so we organise hosting so those from out of the city can stay with local dancers.  If you've a spare bed, sofa or bit of floor space please let us know and make a dancers day by letting them stay with you.  We can't guarantee to find  a place for everyone but we try our best!


CLX would not happen without our wonderful volunteers and we are eternally grateful for them for helping out.  If you could lend us a little time over the weekend please tell us on the booking form or if you've already registered email us.  Unfortunately we cannot give free passes in exchange for doing lots of volunteering; this allows us to keep the costs down for everyone and we would rather lots of people gave an hour or two rather than have guests working all the time rather than having fun dancing!

Where is everything happening?

Here's our handy map to give you an idea of where everything is happening!





If you need to drive into Cambridge see the above map for the nearest car parks or read what the city council has to say about parking.  On street parking is available payable by meters or is free in the evenings, although you are urged to check the signs nearest to the parking space as times can change even one side of the road to the other.  There is also Park and Ride service suitable for the daytime activities.  Parking is available on site at Chesterton Community College, limited parking is available at The Old Spring.


Presenting the CLX2018 band line up!

To see who's playing when, have a look at the schedule


 Bumpy Roof Band

Wow if you've not yet heard the Bumpy Roof Band where have you been?  No?  Well you can put it right by coming to CLX2018!  And if you have you'll want to be here and see them again! Coming all the way from Barcelona they are specialists in playing for swing dancers and have a huge range of styles in their pocket you'll be on the dance floor all night!  We're extra lucky that the Bumpy Roof Band will be playing for us throughout the whole weekend.  

Disclaimer: While we have agreements with the above bands and artists to perform at CLX sometimes things beyond our control mean that we have to find a replacement act, sometimes at very short notice. We can't give you a refund because your favourite band is no longer coming. We don't expect to change any and it hardly ever happens but thought we should let you know 🙂

Weekend Schedule

26th - 28th October 2018

Where are all these places? Head over to the About page and see the map.

Schedule TBA

 Friday Night

7:30pm - 1am Registration

Saturday Daytime

Saturday Night

7:30pm - 1am

Saturday Late Night

Venue Centre at St Paul's
Midnight - late!


 12 noon - 4pm

Sunday after party

Venue The Old Spring Pub
 4pm - home time

Daytime Activities

Aside from partying your socks off every evening on the dance floor, throughout Saturday afternoon St Paul's will be open for tea, refreshments and a number of sessions as detailed below . We'll also have music on and board games available (feel free to bring your favourites too!) so you can hang out and relax when you're not dancing.  See the map and the schedule.  All these events are free for CLX participants.


Activities TBA

CLX Shirts

  Here's the fabulous CLX 2017 shirt, scroll down for the sizing chart. They are made to order so remember to get one when you register!

Men's... Women's... Sizing Chart

Premium t-shirt sizings  


26th - 28th October 2018

CLX 2018 registrations 

Please take some time to read the Booking T&Cs and the Safer Spaces Policy Bookings will open 30th June 2018 - 7pm! If you have any booking queries, please email us (see the contact info).

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Contact Details

The Cambridge Lindy Exchange is being run by Cambridge Swing Dance, a not-for-profit company and is run by volunteers.  Please get in touch with us the following email addresses (please remove any spaces in the addresses ... stops us getting spam!)

General enquiries: info @cambridgelindyexchange.co.uk
Booking enquiries: bookings @cambridgelindyexchange.co.uk
Hosting enquiries: hosting @cambridgelindyexchange.co.uk
Volunteering (info): volunteering @cambridgelindyexchange.co.uk


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