Charleston workshop

Catholic Hall, DW, Fringe, Workshops

Clare Nicholas will help you to perform the Charleston by the end of the session. No partners necessary.
Cost (cash on the door): £4per workshop (or free as part of a weekend ticket). Children £2.00. Performers with wristbands free entry

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Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


You can get tickets for individual concerts, or for the whole weekend. Click here for more details.

Charleston workshop

The cost of all workshops is included in your weekend ticket (don't forget to wear your wristband), or you will need to have cash (£4) to pay on entry to the workshop. Sorry, but we can't take card payments  for workshops.

Please wear shoes with a soft sole, if possible slight heel, and comfortable clothing

Clare Nicholas is a professionally qualified dance teacher who will explore this popular dance styles from the 1920’s – 1940’s with you.

The basic steps will be shown and experienced by everyone so that at the end of the session you will be able to take away a simple routine to amaze your friends.


Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations