Slow Bal Celebration Venue

Islip Village Hall, Church Lane, Islip, near Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2TA

Islip is a pretty village 5 miles from Oxford.

The hall has a kitchen and eating areas (both inside and out) as well as the main hall so you can bring your own food and eat at the hall in lunch breaks. Alternatively there are pubs in the village itself and a range of shops in Kidlington (10 minutes by car) or Oxford itself.

By car

The hall is in the centre of the village near the church and there is parking on site.

By bus

Stagecoach H5 runs a bus service between the JR hospital (Oxford) through Headington to Islip (15-20 minute journey) on Fridays and Saturdays in the day. The Stagecoach route details can be found here:
H5 Current Timetable (391k download) 

Bus routes are subject to change so please check again near the weekend. 

We can probably arrange lifts into Kidlington or Oxford from local dancers at the end of the evenings and on the Sunday if you do not have a car: Please get in touch with us at 

The Stagecoach H5,29 route details can be found here:

Nearest Railway Stations

There are trains to Islip station from Oxford, Oxford Parkway and London (Marylebone). The station is a 5 minute walk from the village hall. Oxford station is about 20 minutes away by car/taxi, Oxford Parkway is about 10 minutes away.


We are not providing accommodation but there are plenty of places in nearby Kidlington, north Oxford or the Headington area of Oxford.

Oxford Balboa run weekly balboa classes for beginners and improvers on Monday evenings in Oxford as well as monthly balboa socials - Balboa Beckons - and occasional balboa and SlowBal workshops.

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