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.