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This is a dance information web site that provides details on forthcoming Modern Jive, Swing, Lindy Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Ballroom, Salsa, Tango, Cajun Zydeco and many other partner dance events, freestyles and workshops run by clubs and independent organisers in the south west region. Also listed is information about local dance clubs, live music suitable for dancing and national and international dance links.

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Quote - Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!

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DateTimeVenueDetailsCostContact
Friday 31st October8pm-midnightOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's Halloween Special freestyle party night. Lovely dance floor, free parking on the surrounding streets and a very affordable licensed bar.£6.50 before 8:30pm on the night, £7.50 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 31st October8:30pm-11pmThe Beach Hotel, Victoria Road, ExmouthSwing jazz, lovely food and a glass of wine - the perfect setting for an evening of live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. There is a little bit of space for dancing if you fancy it!

The venue is now under new management and this is their opening night with a FREE HOG ROAST.
FREE01395 272090
Saturday 1st November8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing - a lovely mix of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Tyme, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is on Dancing for fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are very attractive for singles aged 35+. Many happy relationships flourish today for people who first met at Jim's. Dress - smart casual, but no blue jeans please.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 1st November6:20pm-11:30pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's 'Prohibition Speakeasy Special' with live music all evening from 'Swingology' and 'The Roosters'. The evening also includes a charleston class from Strictly Come Dancing's Jenny Thomas, 1920's bar, gambling casino tables and a few surprises... Period attire essential!£13 early bird, £15 in advance, £17 on the door01752 491739, 07882 531712 or duncan@madaboutswing.com
Saturday 1st November8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com's Big Monthly Westland Freestyle with DJ Russell Payne. Huge sprung wooden dance floor, fantastic sound and lighting system, plenty of comfortable sociable seating, a fully licensed bar and a large free car park.£10 or £9 with voucher07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 1st November8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo Halloween dance. Quality dancing with an element of fun for ballroom, latin and sequence dancers. Most suitable for over 35s who already have some ability and for seasoned dancers who enjoy great music. Dress - time to dress up, so evening wear please.£6 on the door01803 325905
Sunday 2nd November3pm-5:30pmThe Bank, 5 St Andrews Road, ExmouthSwing jazz, lovely food and a glass of wine - the perfect setting for an afternoon of live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. PLUS, there is space for dancing if you fancy it!FREE01395 279552
Thursday 6th November8pm-10:45pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Sparklers Night' dance. Quality dancing with an element of fun for ballroom, latin and sequence dancers. Most suitable for over 35s who already have some ability and for seasoned dancers who enjoy great music. Dress - smart casual or evening wear.£5 on the door01803 325905
Friday 7th November8pm-midnightMoorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, TivertonThe Floorplay Jive Tiverton freestyle party night. Fantastic wooden dance floor, great atmosphere, large range of fab music from latest top tunes to old favourites and requests. Huge free car park and a fully licensed bar.£6 before 9pm, £7 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 7th November8pm-midnightThe Davies Hall, Howell Hill, West Camel, YeovilStrictly Jive freestyle dance night with DJ Roy. A lovely sprung dance floor with plenty of parking and outside seating area if weather is good. Tea, coffee, home made cakes and biscuits provided. There is also a small bar or bring your own drinks.£6 on the doorstrictly.jive@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 8th November8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster Jive & Swing freestyle with two dance rooms. The freestyle in the main hall has an uptempo, uplifting mix of floorfillers from 8pm-midnight with DJs Russell Payne and Paul 'Zoot' Thornton - a wonderful venue with one of the very best dance floors around, licensed bar and a friendly atmosphere. Upstairs in the dance lounge there's four hours of great swing music from 8pm-midnight with DJ Ian Bruton, followed by the Late Lounge featuring swing, soul, latin and blues till 1am with DJ Russell Payne in a relaxing lounge-like atmosphere with free tea, coffee & biscuits from midnight. Plenty of free car parking nearby and an incredibly popular event - we may have to close the doors to ensure comfortable numbers, so please arrive early to ensure admission.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 8th November8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Country & Western Dance'. A lovely mix of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Tyme, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is on Dancing for fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are very attractive for singles aged 35+. Many happy relationships flourish today for people who first met at Jim's. Dress - smart casual, but no blue jeans please.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 8th November8pm-midnightThe Woolwell Centre, Darklake Lane, Woolwell, PlymouthCeroc Devon's Saturday night freestyle in Plymouth. great dance floor, fully licensed bar and free car parking.£7 before 8:30pm, £8 thereafter07564 291918 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Saturday 8th November9pm-11:30pmThe Salterton Arms, 22 Chapel Street, Budleigh SaltertonSwing jazz, lovely food and a glass of wine - the perfect setting for live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. There is a little bit of space for dancing if you fancy it!FREE01395 445048
Saturday 8th November8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo dance. Quality dancing with an element of fun for ballroom, latin and sequence dancers. Most suitable for over 35s who already have some ability and for seasoned dancers who enjoy great music. Dress - smart casual or evening wear.£6 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 8th November7pm-midnight (doors 6:30pm)New Hall, Barrington Street, TivertonLive gypsy/swing music for dancing in aid of Soroptimist International from the 'Bootleg Swing Band' with support from 'Whittall and Green' + DJ. Dress code vintage swing / tea dresses. Lovely large venue with plenty of room to dance. Great food will be provided by 'Go Local', plus a competitive bar and a few vintage surprises! There is very little parking at the venue, but plenty of car parks near by (please be warned though, the local council has recently started night time charging, so please put the £1 on your car as they are actively fining non payers).£8 in advance, £10 on the door (if available)JT's Party House, Tiverton or www.wegottickets.com
Friday 14th November8pm-midnightEx-Services and Social Club, St Georges Road, Yeo Vale, BarnstapleLet's Dance Jive freestyle night. Fantastic venue, large dance floor, great music including all your favourites. Non-dancers and beginners welcome. Sensible bar prices and free parking.£507817 144292 or info@letsdancejive.co.uk
Friday 14th November8pm-midnightThe Lawns Social Club (formerly the Royal British Legion), Mary Street, TauntonRiviera LeRoc freestyle party night with DJ Gary Marsden.£7 in advance or £8 on the door07887 995849 or gary@rivieraleroc.co.uk
Friday 14th November8pm-11:30pmRAFA Club, 33-35 Imperial Road, ExmouthRockin', jiving and swinging 50's & 60's 'Juke Box Jive' record hop with DJ Eddy Falcon.FREE01395 266685
Friday 14th November8pm-midnightExeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterFloorplay Jive's 'Big Night Out' freestyle. Lovely dance floor, licenced bar, great DJ's and guest cabaret subject to availability.£6.50 before 8:30pm on the night, £7.50 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Saturday 15th November8pm-midnightDorchester Corn Exchange, High East Street, DorchesterLeroc.com freestyle night with DJ Russell Payne. A large sprung wooden dance floor, excellent acoustics & lighting, lots of sociable seating, a licensed bar, and nearby on-road parking and car parks.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 15th November8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Country & Western Dance'. A lovely mix of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Tyme, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is on Dancing for fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are very attractive for singles aged 35+. Many happy relationships flourish today for people who first met at Jim's. Dress - smart casual, but no blue jeans please.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 15th November8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Fireglow Evening' dance. Quality dancing with an element of fun for ballroom, latin and sequence dancers. Most suitable for over 35s who already have some ability and for seasoned dancers who enjoy great music. Dress - smart casual or evening wear.£6 on the door01803 325905
Sunday 16th November3pm-5pmYe Olde Jolly Sailor, 46 Northumberland Place, TeignmouthAs part of Teignmouth Jazz Festival Fringe - swing jazz, a glass of wine, the perfect setting for live music from local band Take 4 featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton.FREE01626 772864
Wednesday 19th November8pm-11pmRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive 'half & half' freestyle dance (freestyle straight after the beginners class) with DJ Mike Blyth.Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 21st November8pm-midnightSt Thomas Cricket Club, Grace Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter Ceroc Devon's Friday night freestyle in Exeter. Beautiful, sprung dance floor, licensed bar and plenty of free, safe on street parking.£7 before 8:30pm, £8 thereafter07564 291918 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Friday 21st November8:30pm-11pmThe Globe Inn, The Strand, LympstoneSwing jazz, lovely food and a glass of wine - the perfect setting for live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. There is a little bit of space for dancing if you fancy it!FREE01395 263166
Friday 21st November8pmWhipton and Pinhoe Labour Club, Vaughan Road, Whipton, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's band night with 'The Jets' + DJ Rockin' Dave C. Lovely large dance floor, licensed bar with very reasonable prices, and a large on-site car park (off of Bowring Close).£10 on the door01392 468800 or 07974 099090

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