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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 24th April8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com's Big Monthly Westland Freestyle with DJs 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.£9 before 8:30pm, £10 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Friday 24th April8pm-midnight Banwell Village Hall, Westfield Road, Banwell, near Weston Super MareCeroc Le Beat freestyle. Free soft drinks bar and free coffee, tea and food around 10pm. Fabulous venue with a fully licensed bar, free parking, great lighting and a brilliant atmosphere.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Friday 24th April8pm-midnightExeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterFloorplay Jive's Exeter '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 25th April8pm-midnightAmerica Hall, De La Rue Way, ExeterCeroc Devon's 'Chill Out' freestyle night in Exeter with the emphasis on slower tempo music. Lovely venue with free car parking.£7 before 8:30pm, £8 thereafter07564 291918 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Saturday 25th April8pm-11:30pmThreemilestone Social Club, Pengelly Way, Threemilestone, Near TruroCeroc Conexion Extra social freestyle dance - uptempo all evening. Great, smooth and open floor, licenced bar and parking.£6 on the door07984 470281 / 01326 251180 or info@cerocconexion.co.uk
Saturday 25th April8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing - A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of 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 25th April8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Apple Blossom Time' 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
Saturday 25th April7:30pm-10:30pm (doors 7:15pm)St James's Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, ExeterCome Dancing with Hayley presents a relaxed, friendly and informal ballroom social dance. Plenty of room to stride out, spread your wings, practice and enjoy. If you want low key on a Saturday night, then this is for you! On site parking and drinks included, but it is "bring and share" so bring some nibbles!£501392 257426 or 07900 907970
Sunday 26th April2pm-5:30pm (doors 1:45pm)Clyst St George Parish Hall, Woodbury Road, Clyst St GeorgeBeginners / improvers Lindy Hop workshop with Lynn and Paul of South West Swing. Come and learn the basics of this great swing dance in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits, cake and fruit included! Pre-booking essential.£10 per person on the day or £9 per session in advance when paid as a 5 or 4 session block07792 211032 or learnlindy.sws@gmail.com
Friday 1st May8pm-11:30pmEliot House Hotel, Castle Street, LiskeardRock 'n' roll dance party with DJ Mike Haywood. A great evening of up-beat 1950's style rock 'n' roll music, as well as boogie woogie and up-tempo big band classics that will have you jumpin', jigglin', jivin' and twistin', til you drop. And if you're not dancing, you'll enjoy socialising with your friends and listening to the toe-tapping, fabulous music. Superb dance floor, huge free car park, bar available. (Ticket only entry - the last dance was sold out so to avoid disappointment don't leave it too late to get your tickets)£5 (advance ticket only)Tickets from Mike Haywood on 07966 757318 or Eliot House Hotel on 01579 342323
Saturday 2nd May8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive May bank holiday weekend dance with live band TBA.£7 in advance, £8 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 2nd May6pm-midnightLongdown Village Hall , Chapel Hill, LongdownThe Vida de Tango 'La Milonga de Exeter' social dancing with DJ Fernando. A beautiful venue with a sprung wooden dance floor and licenced bar. Snacks cakes and drinnk provided. Plenty of parking. Why dance for only 4 hours when you could do it for 6!£1007910 256510 or info@tangofeast.com
Saturday 2nd May8pm-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 2nd May8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing - A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of 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 2nd May8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo May Day 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.£7 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 2nd May7:50pm-11:30pmAbbey Hall (behind St Andrew's Church), Catherine Street (just off Royal Parade), PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night with live music from 'The South Dartmoor Big Band'. Bring your own drinks... we'll provide the glasses.£8 early bird, £10 in advance, £12 on the door01752 491739, 07882 531712 or duncan@madaboutswing.com
Sunday 3rd May1pm-6pmThe Coaver Club, Matford Lane, ExeterWest Coast Swing Exeter workshop and tea dance. National WCS teacher Catriona Wiles of West Coast Swing UK will be teaching a 3 hour FUNdamental / improver level workshop. The first hour will cover all the tools and techniques needed to get you started on your WCS journey. The next 2 hours will focus on concepts and patterns. The afternoon ends with a 90 minute tea dance freestyle and practice time. Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks, but no bar so bring your own. Free on-site parking.£20 per person as least 7 days in advance, £25 on the door, £5 tea dance only07881 641400 or cat@westcoastswing.co.uk
Saturday 9th May8pm-midnightAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com presents... Check out the GROOVE: A freestyle with a difference. Between 9pm-11pm DJ Ken Starsky will be playing the tunes using glorious VINYL RECORDS on his wheels of steel! It's a retro–revival, with stacks of sensational disco, soul, rock & roll, pop, rock, etc. Fancy dress theme of fashions from the swingin' 60's to the big 80's - it's not compulsory but why wouldn't you wanna?! The first and last hour of the evening will be standard freestyle floor fillers from DJ Russell Payne. Licensed bar and plenty of free car parking nearby.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 9th May8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing - A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of 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 9th May8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Lilactime' 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 10th May3pm-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

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