Cake Hop has become a favourite among Glasgow's swing dancing community and has been running for over 7 years.
As the name suggests, there is a lot of actual cake on offer - including an incredible array of vegan cake.
If you love social dancing, cake and cocktails this is for you. Support social dancing in Glasgow and help us keep this amazing event running. Buy your ticket today via our website!
November 17th 2018
Partick Burgh Hall Lesser Hall
8-8:45pm: Swing Dance Taster Class
8:45pm-Midnight: Party with dancing & cake!
The year is 1933. It’s the worst year of the Great Depression with the unemployment rate in the US reaching 1 in 3 people. Desperate times equal desperate measures. Bonnie & Clyde are currently shooting their way through the American south robbing banks as they go, while in Chicago infamous gangster Al Capone is in and out of prison on various charges including tax evasion. But some people were still managing to have fun frequenting the underground Speakeasies – some run by Capone – where they could spend the money they did have on some bootlegged liquor, a consequence of the last 13 years of prohibition.
Some pretty cool things happened in 1933 as well: the first King Kong movie was released, the first drive in cinema opened, board game Monopoly was invented, the Loch Ness Monster is spotted for the first time and the end of prohibition finally arrives in December.
At this themed Cake Hop, we invite you to dress in the titled theme of Gangsters & Molls, or if you’re feeling even more creative, in something representing the year 1933. Stumped? No problem, you can always throw on your usual vintage dance clothes or just a nice dress or suit. However, there will be 2 awesome prizes for best dressed male & female. We’ll choose contenders based on how well they represent the theme.
As well as our usual 1940s & 1950s dance floor tunes, we’ll be spinning plenty of 1930s Swing and Charleston tunes to fit in with our theme. Loads of homemade cake will feature for an all-you-can-eat cake fest! Vegans & gluten-free folk will be catered for as well. We’ll have a full bar and being in a burgh hall, drinks are cheap too! There is free parking on the street and the venue is only a couple of minutes’ walk from Partick train station. Advance discounted tickets can be purchased until 2pm on Sat the 17th Nov: After that, tickets can only be purchase on the door for the standard price of £12.