LINKS

LISTINGS - 'WHAT'S ON' Websites


UK-RocknRoll : Rock and Roll Database UK Rock n Roll

Large site which has details of almost all the organisers of Rock n Roll/Jive lessons and events in the country! Also, regularly updated news and e-mail newsletters by request.
Planet Jive
Great site with all the latest news from the scene, as well as a comprehensive gig list, readers chart (the favourite floor-fillers of the moment) and tons of jive-related links.

UK Rock
Fifties style rock'n'roll around the country. This is the website that supplements the monthly magazine with a gig list, links, contact numbers and general information.

UK-Jive
Large site which has details of almost all the organisers of jive lessons and events in the country! Also, regularly updated news and e-mail newsletters by request. Go straight to our details on Brighton Jive Promotions

Complete UK Rock'n'Roll Guide
Easy to use, this site lists events, bands, DJs and venues.



Dance Diary
Listings of dances in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. This is the website that complements the Dance Diary magazine.


Lynda's List
Dance listings for events in London and the South Coast.





OTHER VENUES/ LESSONS/ ORGANISERS

www.nowthatsjive.com - Authentic jive and jitterbug in Hampshire for Beginners and Improvers. They can also provide their own Jive Troupe “Company B” for themed events or corporate entertainment.
JiveSwing.com
The home of swing dancing in Hertfordshire, Essex and the homepage of Joseph & Trisha, international teachers of Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Blues, 20's Charleston, Tap, Jazz Dance and other related dance styles.

Brighton Rumble
Rockabilly club at the Engine Rooms, Preston Street, Brighton (opposite the West Pier). Club has been going for 4 years with hosts & DJ's Dave Mumbles and Lucky Phil.

In the Mood
1940s swing dancing entertainment group, who have performed for a variety of organisations and charities, including The R.A.F.A, Cancer Research, The Alzheimer's Association, Help the Aged and many others.



Jive Connection
East coast swing, jitterbug & boogie woogie swing dancing classes and events in South West London, Sussex and Surrey.



Jive After 5
Kav Kavanagh's website. Information about lessons in London, Dartford and Folkestone, as well as various events.
Leave a message in his Guestbook!

Hellzapoppin'
Regular club nights and special events in the London area with Tim's Jumpin' Jive.



Horsham Rock'n'Roll Club
Monthly club with live bands. Huge dancefloor, cheap drinks, hot food, friendly people!



Rhythm Riot
Fantastic annual 1950s weekender in November. Also monthly dance nights in London, and the annual Jitterbug Ball.



Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers
Website of Gypsy John (teacher of our Shim Sham workshops) and his gang, with photos, upcoming events and links. Well worth a look!


Jive Hive
Modern jive site, includes listing of other events in the Go Dancing section.
Read their views on Dance Etiquette. Applies to us all, I think!



Danceparty
- Danceparty hold a lesson and dance night every Tuesday in Brighton. It's modern and latin jive, blues and swing, with a hint of dirty dancing!

52nd Street Jump
Website of lindy-hop teachers and event organisers Caron and Steve of 52nd Street Jump, with classes in Horsham, Crawley and London.



Pamela's Music
Website with details and photos from various rock'n'roll clubs around the South East.




www.hotswing.co.uk - West Coast Swing in North London

SHOPPING!

Burlesque or Bust
For all lovers of Burlesque, Moulin Rouge, The Silver Screen , Swing or Retro, Burlesque Or Bust has something for you. From retro inspired lingerie to swing dresses, corsets to bustle bloomers - we even have a beautiful range of contemporary lingerie by Roza

Jive Scene
Website of jive photographer Mick Whitaker, with galleries of photos from various dance events available to view and buy.

Freddies of Pinewood
1940's and 1950's reproduction jeans,for the feminine figure.

Cissies Vintage Knitwear
Original designs from authentic period patterns, using British pure new wool and British knitters to create hand-made, hand-finished, ethical, affordable and unique knitwear with an emphasis on quality and detail. We also do our best to use vintage buttons where possible.

Violet Promotions
Site selling great selection of dancing shoes, including white (or pink) bucks!




Custom Clothes
Made-to-measure men's & ladieswear for dancing. Occasional stalls at Kalamazoo and also the Rhythm & Blues Revue.


Remix Vintage
Adorable 1940s style wedge shoes. Los Angeles-based company, but will ship to UK


Legendary Originals
Colin Johnson ('the shoeman' from Kalamazoo)'s site - men's and women's dance shoes



Kingdom of Dance
Large selection of dance shoes for men and women.

Red Hot Ruby
'Rockin' shoppin' for hep cats and cool kittens'.
This site specialises in 50s-style bags, purses, accessories and homeware.



Daddy-O's
- American site with tons of great reproduction clothes. Just click on guys or dolls and go from there.



Red Dress Shoppe
Online store of the Red Dress Shoppe. Based in America, but will ship internationally. Lovely retro style dresses, tops, skirts etc.


www.1940.co.uk
- Superb site dedicated to the 1940s, with books, videos, DVDs,CDs available to buy. This is also a great place to buy seamed stockings and tights and Daniela Turudich's 1940s Hairstyles book.

Retro L'Amour
Exclusive handcrafted gifts inspired by the 1930s, 1940s and the 1950s






BANDS

Fat 45
- Fantastic 11-piece jump jive big band from Brighton.



Maria Vincent & The Millionaires
- Maria Vincent and The Millionaires were formed in December 2001 and have rapidly gained a reputation throughout the UK as one of the hottest live acts on the Swing Jive and 50's Rhythm and Blues Scene with their authentic and exciting performances.
Rockin' in Rhythm
- Rockin' in Rhythm are a superb 8-piece swing band, playing all the classic big band dance favourites from the 1930's & 40's.



Big Boy Bloater
- Authentic 50s jump blues and boogie at its very best!





OTHER SITES

Alex Blackman
Firefly Photographic, based in Sussex in the UK, provides Bespoke Wedding and Event Photography.

Viv the Spiv
Iain Dawson plays an authentic wartime Spiv from South London.

ThisDance.com - links to dance directory resources and information websites
The Casting Couch
Photography studio for vintage pin-up inspired photography.

Pompadour101
- So You Wanna Look Like One Of Them Real Gone Hipsters From Back In The Day? More styling tips for men.


Nocture 1940s hairstyles
- Great informative site with lots of instructions on rolls, waving & styling.



Jiveoholics Anonymous
- A website for modern jive dancers with a huge moves database



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