8.30 pm - 1.00 am

The legend that is Thank Friday!

                                           Charity weekender this weekend 6-8 April for Diabetes UK                                        

£10 before 9.30 pm
£12 after 9.30 pm
Students £8 with card


@ The Oxford Academy

Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, OX4 6JZ



  • Licensed Bar
  • FREE water all night
  • Cakes and biscuits at 11.oo pm


The first Friday of every month. Except August when we are running on Friday 27 July instead.

NB Thank Friday! Charity weekender 6-8 April raising money for Diabetes UK.
And Sept 1-3
Prices - full weekender £45 from any Jive+ venue or on-line from www.ticketsource.co.uk/jive or on door.
or pay on door for separate sessions:

Friday night 8.30 pm - 3.00 am

Saturday afternoon  2.00 - 6.00 pm

Saturday night 8.30 -1.00 am

Sunday TDance* 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm
* Prefessionally catered!

Diabetes UK is a national charity set up to research causes of Diabetes and to work towards cures. The organisation provides a wealth of useful information on how to cope with Diabetes, in order to live as normal a life as possible. Living with disease is much easier to cope with these days, thanks to hi-tech devices to test blood sugar, and to deliver insulin to sufferers through pumps. However, these are expensive and Diabetes UK and support groups are pushing for these devices to be much more widely available, free thru the NHS.
There are two common forms of the disease. Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1, for which there is as yet no cure, and no specific reasons why it occurs, is most commonly diagnosed in young children, adolescents or young adults, but around 25% are now diagnosed in the over 40s.
The disease is managed with insulin injections, usually x5 a day. c 10% of diabetics are Type 1.
Type 2 Diabetes is much more prevalent and is a growing problem in the West. 90% of diabetics are Type 2 and most are over 40. This form of the disease can often be controlled by diet, exercise and tablets.

The money we will riase from our weekend will go towards two important research studies based at the Univ of Exeter.
They are both concerned with Type 1 Diabetes.
The first one is looking at why Type 1 occurs in the body and therefore what can be done to prevent is occurance.
The second is studying late onset Diabetes, and working towards a clearer and quicker diagnosis between Type 1 and 2, as it is more difficult to make this distinction in older adults, therefore delaying appropriate treatment.

We are asking Diabetic sufferers, or their relatives and friends, coming along to the weekender 6-8 April, to please purchase a TShirt from Diabetes UK to show solidarity!!
Let's hope for a sea of Blue!!

07767 360854




The Experience

A freestyle for experienced, partner dancers, most of whom are Modern Jivers, who enjoy the challenge of dancing expressively to music which is rarely if ever played elsewhere. The music covers a wide range of genres, is challenging, and unconventional.

What we can say, is that every track selected by the DJ is one they would personally love to dance to.......

The people who enjoy Thank Friday! (and return month after month!), love the different approach to the music, and it's endless variety. They engage their musicality rather than moves in response, and enter into great connection with their dancer partner. Dancers of all levels and standard are welcome and can enjoy the experience, as long as they go with the flow . The experience can be quite emotional, and can lead to those 'Wow!' moments, when you realise you have danced to a track you might never have imagined you could dance to.
If you haven't been along yet, give it a go, and join c 200+ others who travel from all over the country.

Thank Friday! The Weekender     1-3 September
@ the regular Thank Friday! venue - The Oxford Academy, Beecroft Theatre, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ

The second Thank Friday! non-residential weekender, full of the quality and variety of music you have come to expect and deserve!
Whole weekend prices:
EARLYBIRD: till end June £40
July/August: £45
On door: pay for individual sessions - see below
Purchase your weekend tickets from any Jive+ class or event or on-line from www.ticketsource.co.uk/jiveplus

Individual sessions
Fri eve: 8.30 pm - 3.00 am       £15
Sat aft: 2.00 - 6.0 pm                 £8
Sat eve: 8.30 pm - 3.00 am       £15
Sun TDance*: 2.00 - 7.00 pm     £12
* Professionally catered

Crew needed for set-up, runners, and clear away.
Contact Coralie on 07767 360854

Although the event is non-residential, there is plenty of accommodation nearby, and a plethora of exciting eating options.
NB BOOK ACCOMM EARLY to get cheap deals.  Coralie and Morris can advise.






For expressive dancers who like to experiment with their dancing with like-minded others.  Music is mixed tempo, unusual, and challenging - but always fun!
Our TFIF DJs spend hours and hours researching the specially selected tunes they play to inspire our creativity on the dance floor, which you won't find anywhere else, and they LOVE seeing how you interpret what they play.