Charleston Dance Classes

Live life in the jazz age for a day

Vintage fun for your party or event

Vintage Hair and Make up Parties

Tea parties, vintage dance classes, vintage hair and make up

Available in London, Cheltenham, Oxford, Reading, Henley, Oxfordshire, Bath, the Cotswolds, and Manchester and the Peak District!

Look no further for vintage hen party ideas! Be transported to another more stylish era with our vintage themed activities for hen parties and events!

We offer Roaring Twenties Charleston Dance Classes and Vintage Dance Classes from the 1940s and 1950s. Or perhaps you’d like to look the part with our vintage hair and make up in your favourite era?


Book one or more of our activities with afternoon tea at a lovely vintage venue in London or Cheltenham, and you'll have a 1920s hen party day out, or a day out in the era of your choice. Or we can come and create a vintage day out at your home or holiday cottage. Our activities are perfect for hen parties, birthday parties, or just a special day out for glamorous grown ups.


Fancy yourself a Roaring Twenties flapper, or a fan of the 1940s wartime and swing era, or are you a rockabilly 1950s cat? Do you love 1930s Hollywood glamour or vintage vogue or would you like to be a 1950s pin up for the day?

Or do you prefer more retro style and dressing up? No problem. Our talented vintage stylists can also do swinging sixties and seventies hair and make up by request, or 1980s!
Having a 1920s Speakeasy party for your company Christmas do? Having a vintage tea party themed wedding or a 1950s rock n roll birthday do? We also offer Charleston dancers or vintage dancers to perform and teach at parties and events. It can really help get the party going off with a swing if your guests learn some exciting new moves!

We can even provide vintage musicians and DJs for your party. Or we can offer vintage hair and make up for a group of guests before your event, or as an activity for guests to enjoy during the event.

Other requests are considered – we are flexible and may be able to make things work for you - just ask. We have also organised Children’s Charleston parties, strictly themed parties, mad hatter themed parties, vintage life drawing classes, sewing hen parties and vintage photoshoots among other things.
We had a brilliant hen afternoon - so many thanks for your help in making it happen!We had live accompaniment from Tom on his piano for our afternoon tea/20's headband making - he really got in the spirit and even dressed the part! This was followed by a fun Charleston class with Marie Lou, we learnt a routine pitched to make sure everyone could join in - the hen was beaming the whole time!Kim-Lin really was helpful throughout the planning process, finding the venue and suggesting lots of 20s appropriate games. We couldn't have done it without her and I would definitely recommend the Vintage Hen Parties team to anyone thinking of booking them!read more
Vicky Spain
Vicky Spain
2018-11-26T21:56:57+0000
We had a 1950's themed Hen Do in Oxford - The Vintage Hen Parties Team arranged for a professional hair and makeup artist to doll all 10 of us up for the day and did such an amazing job! A real highlight of the weekend! Kim-Lin from the Vintage Hen Parties team was really kind and helpful, easy to communicate with, flexible with timings and the package was great value, too! I highly recommend for any events or Hen Do's!read more
Orima KS
Orima KS
2018-09-09T08:49:57+0000
We had a fantastic afternoon learning the Charleston with Anna for my friend’s Hen Do. Anna, the teacher, was wonderful fun and made the experience come alive. Thank you also to Kim-lin who made planning and booking the dancing so easy. She was very friendly and helpful. A super experience all round!read more
Chloe DM
Chloe DM
2018-07-10T14:33:05+0000
I was in contact with Kim-Lin for months organising my sisters hen. She was extremely helpful and thanks to her managed to pull of a fantastic afternoon. We had a great dance teacher and made the lesson really fun! And loved how glamours our hair and make up stylist made us look! Can’t recommend enough!read more
Kylee Sargent
Kylee Sargent
2018-07-10T09:35:34+0000
We had such a fun dance class and the hair / makeup made us all look so glamorous! Great day
Karen Sargent
Karen Sargent
2018-07-10T09:16:38+0000
We had a 1940's Dance class as part of a Hen weekend, at a village Hall local to the holiday home we are staying in. The class was brilliant fun, and we'd completed a whole routine by the end, while learning all the classic moves and having lots of fun as we went. Our teacher was fantastic and the organisation super easy. I would highly recommend the company and activity for any hen do!read more
Hana Askew
Hana Askew
2018-06-11T08:55:48+0000
I work for KIm-Lin as one of her Charleston dance teachers. The hens love it, I love it ! Parties are extremely well organised great fun and unique.read more
Marie-Louise Flexen
Marie-Louise Flexen
2018-03-25T09:53:26+0000
Kim-Lin helped me organise a stylist for my friend's hen do in Cheltenham. She responded quickly to any queries and had wonderful customer services skills. We had a lovely stylist who came to the house and dealt with ease with 14 ladies's hair and makeup. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone wanting something a bit different..!!read more
Siobhan Wyatt
Siobhan Wyatt
2018-02-13T19:34:17+0000
I love to teach the Charleston for Kim-Lin parties, great fun and soo friendly!
Rosaria Sativa
Rosaria Sativa
2018-01-15T14:40:18+0000
Fantastic day- thanks for all your help in organising afternoon tea, hair and make up and the amazing dance class.read more
Jessica Anne Smith
Jessica Anne Smith
2017-04-13T12:16:48+0000
Huge thanks to Kim-Lin - so helpful with organising this aspect of my sister's hen do, and also putting us in touch with Missy to organise afternoon tea at Betty Blythe. Our Charleston lesson with Holly was SO much fun. It was the perfect start to our hen day and put everyone in a brilliant mood. Would absolutely recommend booking and I don't imagine that this will be the last time I use Vintage Hen Parties either!read more
Harriet Pinel
Harriet Pinel
2017-01-16T10:34:07+0000
I had a surprised Charlston dance class party for my birthday and it was an amazing experience. Elsa the teacher was lovely; she made us felt we were doing great! We had such a fantastic time, it was like our "strictly" dream came true!read more
Lin Kao
Lin Kao
2017-01-10T22:28:45+0000
Thanks for a great hen party on Saturday afternoon. Kim-Lin was so incredibly helpful and organised - thank you so much! We had lots of fun, we really enjoyed all the different steps and routines. Our teacher Anna was fabulous - so entertaining and encouraging. I've taken off a star because Anna let slip that one of the hens is pregnant even though we'd said it was a secret, but apart from that everything was perfect. I contacted a few different companies and this was by far the most helpful and professional. Thank you again!read more
Tim Pitt
Tim Pitt
2016-08-24T17:36:07+0000
My friends and I really enjoyed our 1940s swing class with Velody last Saturday! We had a very fun 2 hour session and came away with a fab little routine. Great for non-dancers and dancers alike - everyone felt relaxed and had a giggle! Much fun was had by all. Thank you very much!read more
Sian Grindle
Sian Grindle
2016-08-24T16:06:14+0000
I booked a 1920s charleston party with afternoon tea and hair & make up for 18 in Cheltenham. It was such a fab day, everything went without a hitch. The tea was lovely food and great vintage China and table cloths. Dancing was great fun. Kim-Lin could not have been more helpful and I felt like it was always under control. She even gave us great tips for dinner and where to stay. Really highly recommended for a hen do.read more
Eleanor Bell
Eleanor Bell
2016-08-22T07:37:40+0000
I booked the Charleston Dance class with 1920s hair & make-up for my sister-in-laws hen party in Cheltenham. It was an awesome day. We had 11 of us, and a big age range from 12 years old through to 70! The dance teacher was fabulous and very patient. The hair and make up ladies were excellent, with different styles for each of us. We did this back at the hotel and went out to dinner all dressed up, it was a real blast!read more
Nicola Ward
Nicola Ward
2016-08-05T17:36:59+0000
I booked a Charleston dance class for my sister's hen party. Kim Lin couldn't have been more helpful making this work for our group. Even helping to source a room for our event. A huge thank you to Velody for our amazing dance class, coping with the extreme heat and helping 21 girls to get to know each other. Could not recommend these guys more highly! Thank you again!read more
Alison Watts
Alison Watts
2016-07-21T20:57:39+0000
Administration is amazing, understanding about delays with money and numbers, and the quality of the Charleston dance lesson was phenomenal! Quick and easy to learn, but such fun and with such a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher, Holly. Definitely worth of recommendation! Our bride was over the moon and still is. Thank you!read more
Lynnie Blackmore-Heal
Lynnie Blackmore-Heal
2016-07-12T11:29:38+0000
Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson
2016-05-25T21:27:35+0000
We had such a wonderful time! Thank you for the yummiest food and amazing dance class. We'll definitely recommend it! Thank you Kim-lin, Pepper and Rosaria. A day to remember!read more
Marta Masiero
Marta Masiero
2016-05-01T14:39:29+0000
Vintage Hen Parties helped us organise a 1940s swing dancing class as part of a vintage-themed hen party for my best friend. It was an absolute hoot - we had 9 girls and a guy taking part and it was such fun, even with our collective lack of experience! Lara the dance teacher was so kind and devised the perfect routine with the bride to be at centre stage - it was so good, we're now expected to perform the routine at the wedding! Thank you to Kim-Lin for organising and to Lara for the best dance class I've attended.read more
Dani Lodhi-Dunne
Dani Lodhi-Dunne
2016-03-01T11:11:23+0000
We used Vintage Hen Parties on the 28th Nov for a 2 hour Charleston Dance Class in Cheltenham at St. Luke's village hall with Holly - which everyone loved, especially the bride-to be (we all came dressed up 1920's style)! We also opted for the hair and make-up (done by another Holly) for those who wanted it, which was great. Whilst the girls were having their hair & make-up done we did our own afternoon tea and played hen party games in the village hall which seemed to go down well with everyone and all had a fab time. Thank-you Vintage Hen Parties, Kim-Lin, Holly & Holly for making a memorable day for our bride-to-be and all who came to celebrate with her! xxread more
Anna Garton
Anna Garton
2015-12-02T15:26:43+0000
We all had the most fabulous 50s day, couldn't have wished for more! Thank you so much!
Harriet Rainbow
Harriet Rainbow
2015-08-10T16:43:49+0000
Planned a great hen do for my sister and she loved it, the dance class and afternoon tea was amazing couldn't have asked for anything more! Fantastic day xread more
Chloe Melissa Ponsford
Chloe Melissa Ponsford
2015-06-22T11:21:11+0000
We enjoyed an absolutely perfect 1920's hen party on Saturday for my best friend, everything was a surprise for her and she loved it all!! Can't recommend Vintage Hen Parties highly enough, Kim-Lin was so great to deal with from the start and I'm so grateful for all the help in getting this out together. Just sad it over now!! Xread more
Siobhan Collins
Siobhan Collins
2015-06-22T09:37:36+0000
We used Vintage Hen Parties for a friends Hen do at the weekend. The chosen dance genre was the Charleston with a Strictly twist. To quote Craig Revel Horwood it was FAB-U-LOUS!! Anna, the dance teacher, fully immersed herself in all things 1920's, and us for that matter. It made the day even more special and will be an experience that none of us ever forget. I could have carried on all day & night-Ola Jordan...watch out ;)read more
Emma Piggott
Emma Piggott
2014-11-03T17:02:56+0000
Had the most amazing vintage photo shoot for my hen party. It was a fantastic evening, throughly enjoyed by all, we couldn't wait to see the photos and they were truly amazing, really captured the fun we were having. Thank you!read more
Lucy Murphy
Lucy Murphy
2014-09-30T20:54:13+0000
Fantastic afternoon, with lovely and creative stylists! Our makeovers were amazing, we were literally transported back to the 50s! Thanks again would definitely recommend xxread more
Victoria Paterson Burke
Victoria Paterson Burke
2014-09-29T14:16:52+0000
We had a 2 hour dance lesson to learn the charleston, it was so much fun and we didn't stop smiling the whole time! Fantastic and really different activity for a hen party and Cassiope was a great teacher and tailored the dance to our ability and taste, letting us add in some of our own moves.read more
Louise Whitaker
Louise Whitaker
2014-09-24T09:32:59+0000
Fantastic time - would really recommend this to others without question! We had a very happy hen and a perfect time - so I count that as a result!! ;)Our teacher Ben was excellent and it was a great way to get to know other hens (as whilst we all know the bride we didn't know each other). The class was pitched at exactly the right level and we all had a real giggle learning the steps! I'd also add that the organisation side was also excellent - lots of prompt email responses and a well organised approach (which is essential when planning a hen!) - the ability to provide a venue as well was invaluable and saved me a lot of hard work(we extended the hall booking to have a tea party which worked a treat). Thanks so much!read more
Charlotte May
Charlotte May
2014-08-04T10:45:39+0000
Phenomenal fun, a pleasure to deal with.
Lydia Dye Stonebridge
Lydia Dye Stonebridge
2014-02-02T19:35:24+0000