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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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KEY:    South West region events     Devon-Plus region club events     Highlight events 
DateTimeVenueDetailsCostContact
Saturday 7th March7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night - jumpin' & jivin' with live band 'Company B'. 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
Saturday 7th March7:30pm-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
Saturday 7th March8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive 'Dance of the Month' with DJ Ian G.£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 7th March6pm-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 7th March8pm-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 7th March8pm-midnight (doors 7:45pm)Cossington Village Hall, Middle Road, Cossington, Near BridgwaterCeroc Le Beat freestyle. Superb sprung dance floor with large cooling fans, full bar and free parking, plus free coffee, tea and food. No class just none stop dancing - always popular so we recommend pre-booking.£8 (pre-booking recommended)07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 7th March8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Easter 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 7th March8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'Signs Of Spring' 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 (theme - green and white).£7 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 14th March8pm-11:45pmOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's Plymouth 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
Saturday 14th March8pm-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.£607817 144292 or info@letsdancejive.co.uk
Saturday 14th March8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster 'Late' freestyle with DJs Russell Payne and Paul 'Zoot' Thornton. An uptempo, uplifting mix of floorfillers until midnight, followed by 'Late Lounge' style music till 1am. A wonderful venue with one of the very best dance floors around, licensed bar and a friendly atmosphere. Free tea, coffee & biscuits served after midnight. Plenty of free car parking nearby and an incredibly popular event, so please arrive early to ensure admission.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 14th March8pm-midnightWessex Hotel, High Street, StreetCeroc Le Beat 'Chil Lounge' freestyle. Normal Ceroc up-beat music to start off and then as the evening moves on the music slows down and the floor get hotter playing soul/west coast swing/blues/R&B music. Superb large ballroom with air conditioning, full bar and free parking.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 14th March8pm-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
Sunday 15th March12:30pm-1:30pmEntertainment Marquee, Public Hall, Station Road, Budleigh SaltertonPerforming as part of the Budleigh Food & Drink Festival live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. Full details on festival web site.FREE / £201395 446653 / 01395 444031
Wednesday 18th March8pm-11pmRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive 'half & half' freestyle dance (freestyle straight after the beginners class).Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 20th March8pm-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
Friday 20th March8pm-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 20th March8pm-1am (doors 7:45pm)Edger Hall, Somerton Business Park, SomertonCeroc Le Beat freestyle party. Fun class at 8:20pm plus free coffee, tea, ham and chips. After midnight the music becomes slower and more bluesy. Huge sprung dance floor, low cost bar, fully air conditioned, loads of parking and a wonderful atmosphere. £9 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 21st March8pm-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 21st March8pm-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 21st March8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Elegance Night'. 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 - dinner jackets (preferred) or lounge suits.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 21st March8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'Spring Flowers Abound' 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 21st March8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers 'Round The World' swing dance with live band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton, plus DJ Paul 'Zoot' Thornton of South West Swing. Optional dress theme - 1920's / 30's / 40's or nautical for around the world cruise. Dance to the best in swing from lindy, jump jive, blues and rock 'n' roll - something for everyone. All welcome, BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS, large car park opposite venue (free after 6pm).£10 in advance, £12 on the door07821 721043, 01392 490022 or janeswlindyhoppers@yahoo.com
Saturday 21st March8pm-midnightPollyfield Centre Social Club, Avon Road, BidefordBideford Jive freestyle. Non-dancers and beginners welcome! Big dance floor, fab music, friendly atmosphere and licensed bar.£5bidefordjive@gmail.com
Friday 27th March8pm-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 27th March8pm-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
Saturday 28th March8pm-midnightKenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, ExeterFloorplay Jive's Exeter 'Jive Underground' freestyle - slower, late night jive, west coast swing and blues tracks all night. A very affordable licensed bar and free parking.£6.50 before 8:30pm on the night, £7.50 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Saturday 28th March8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Elegance Night'. 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 - dinner jackets (preferred) or lounge suits.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 28th March8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Spring Ball' 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

KEY:    South West region events     Devon-Plus region club events     Highlight events 


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