Tacky Annie's swing dance club and The Channel Hoppers

About us the Tacky Annie's rogues gallery!

Geoff Forrest

Dance host, dance instructor and disc jockey extraordinaire. Geoff decks the halls and hauls the decks.

Maggie Forrest

Dance host, dance instructor and Queen of the Tea. Maggie tallies the brews and rallies the troops.

Tacky Annie’s Swing Dance Club was set up about 8 years ago by a group of friends and swing dancers in south east Kent who wanted to continue to learn and practise the lindy hop and balboa. The club has met on Wednesdays at the Royal British Legion Hall in Hythe. Maggie and Geoff have been running classes there all this time but are now retiring from teaching every week at the end of May 2017. The club is moving to a monthly class and dance at Keppel’s Music Room in The Grand on the Leas in Folkestone where Maggie and Geoff will be teaching improvers’ lindy hop and balboa. Following the classes/workshops there will be dancing until 10pm. See flyer below:


The Grand is located on the beautiful Upper Leas in Folkestone overlooking the sea. Keppel’s music room is next to Keppel’s bar and bistro where drinks and meals are available.