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?

Yeehaw! We're going to the Wild West!

Think cowboys and cacti, saloon girls and sheriffs for our Saturday night party, but don't worry if costumes aren't your thing - it's not compulsory!

What about registrations?

Registrations are opening at 1900 on the 30th June! We have tried our very best to make the event as cheap as we possibly can; CLX is not run for profit. Single night tickets may be available nearer the time, but it depends on how bookings go. 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! 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 will 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 and not having fun dancing!

Where is everything happening?

Handy map to give you an idea of where everything is happening coming soon!


Friday evening - St Andrew's Street Baptist Church

Saturday daytime activities - Centre for St Paul's, Hills Road

Saturday evening - St Philip's Church, Mill Road

Saturday late night Blues - Centre for St Paul's, Hills Road

Sunday afternoon - Storey's Field Community Centre

Sunday evening - The Old Spring Pub


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 meter, or free in the evenings, although you are urged to check the signs nearest to the parking space as times can change, even from one side of the road to the other.  There is also Park and Ride service suitable for the daytime activities.


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.

Doolally Tap

Performing a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and gorgeous melodies from the 1920s, Doolally Tap’s infectious energy and outstanding musicianship continue to win them fans wherever they play. Led by ace trombonist David Lalljee and early jazz expert/sousaphone player Tom Briers, their exuberant live performances recreate all the original frolicsome fun and energy of the prohibition era in true New Orleans style. Not to be missed!

Doolally Tap will be joining the Bumpy Roof Band on Saturday evening for an evening stuffed with live music!


Dr Burns

Born Elijah Smoulders, and raised on the edge of a swamp, Burns eventually obtained a doctorate in Shamanic Holler _summa cum laudness_ - and has performed (invited or otherwise) in churches, barrooms, on street corners, and at dance gatherings ever since. He prescribes soul-fired blues kindled by spirituosity and diurnalitic abandon.


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.

As the schedule becomes fixed, more detail will appear here!

 Friday Night

Venue St Andrew's Baptist Church, 43 St Andrew's Street, CB2 3AR
Time 1930 - 0100
Band Bumpy Roof

Saturday Daytime

Venue Centre for St Paul's, Hills Road, CB2 1JP
Board games 1200 - 1600
Yoga 1200 - 1300
Acrobalance 1315 - 1445
Ceilidh/"barn" dance 1500 - 1600
Biscuit decorating 1500 - 1600

Saturday Night

Venue St Philip's Church Centre, Mill Road, CB1 3AN
Time 1930 - 0100
Bands Bumpy Roof and Doolally Tap

Saturday Late Night

Venue Centre for St Paul's, Hills Road, CB2 1JP
Time 0015 - 0450
Band Dr Burns


Venue Storey's Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, CB3 1AA
Time 1200 - 1600
Band Bumpy Roof

Sunday after party

Venue The Old Spring, Ferry Path, CB4 1HB
Time from 1600
Band Major Swing

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. These will include yoga, biscuit decorating, acrobalance, and a "barn" dance! We 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.

CLX Shirts

  Here we go!

Unisex: Fitted: Sizing Chart

Fitted (womens' clothes size):
XS - 8, S - 10, M - 12, L - 14, XL - 16, XXL - 18
Chest to fitS - 38", M - 40", L - 43", XL - 46", XXL - 49"


26th - 28th October 2018

CLX 2018 registrations 

Please take some time to read the Booking T&Cs and the Safer Spaces Policy

Signing up with a partner as a member £70
Signing up with a partner as a non-member £75
Single lead or follow (member) £75
Single lead or follow (non-member) £80

Bookings will open 30th June 2018 - 7pm!

A limited number of Saturday night tickets will go on sale 1st Oct 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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