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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
Thursday 18th December6:30pm for 7pm-11:30pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo Christmas Dinner 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. Tickets in advance only.TBA in advance only (contact organiser)01803 325905
Thursday 18th December8pm-11:15pmIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive Christmas party night and last class for 2014 - fun class and freestyle. Optional fancy dress theme - santa, fairy, elf, etc.£5 (usual class rate)07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Friday 19th December8pm-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 19th December8pm-midnightExeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterFloorplay Jive's Christmas '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 20th December8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster Christmas freestyle dress theme 'fire & ice', with the local Leroc crew premiering their latest dance cabaret, a specially choreographed disco performance, under the name of Pants People featuring Ken Starsky. An uptempo, uplifting mix of floorfillers from 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. For the last hour, the music tempos come down, and there's free tea, coffee & biscuits available 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.£9 before 9pm, £10 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 20th December8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing Christmas Party 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 20th December9pm-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 20th December8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'Christmas Party' 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 20th December8pm-midnightOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's Christmas 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 20th December8pmJimmyz 2 Lounge (upstairs), 1 Cowick Street, ExeterThe Original Exeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's Christmas party record hop with DJ Rockin' Dave C. Fantastic function room with large dance floor and licenced bar.£2.50Dave on 07565 919023
Saturday 20th December8pm-midnightEx-Services and Social Club, St Georges Road, Yeo Vale, BarnstapleSOLD OUT - Let's Dance Jive Christmas party freestyle night. Fantastic venue, large dance floor, great music including all your favourites. Non-dancers and beginners welcome. Sensible bar prices and free parking.SOLD OUT07817 144292 or info@letsdancejive.co.uk
Wednesday 24th December8pm-11:30pmSaltash Social Club, The Mansion, Fore Street, SaltashModern jive Christmas Eve party dance with DJ Mike Haywood. Fantastic evening of dancing to music chosen by you. Music to suit all dance tempos and dancing styles.Contact venue 01752 842863
Saturday 27th December8pm-1amWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com's Westland 12th Annual Christmas Ball with top modern jive DJ Russell Payne and featuring various dance performances. Smart dress please. The last 11 years were complete sell-outs so don't leave it too late! Licenced bar and large, free car park.£15 until 15th December, £19 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 27th December8pm-11pmExmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, ExmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Festive Season Glitter Ball'. 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.£1001803 325905
Sunday 28th December3pm-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
Wednesday 31st December8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterCelebrate New Year's Eve in style at Leroc.com's dance with magnificent jive and party music from top DJs Russell Payne and Paul 'Zoot' Thornton featuring TWO dance rooms! Smart dress please! Reception drink on arrival, finger buffet, and Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the event - they are not available on the door. No ticket, no admission - no exceptions! BOOK EARLY - last years dance sold out!£22 until 15th December, £26 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Wednesday 31st December8pm-late (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing New Year's Eve Bubbly Ball. 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.Contact organiser - admission by ticket only!01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Wednesday 31st December8pm-past midnight (doors 7pm)Stokeinteignhead Village Hall, Near Newton AbbotThe Dancing Duo New Year's Eve 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. Tickets in advance only. Light resfreshments, free parking.£12 in advance only01803 325905
Wednesday 31st December8pmJimmyz 2 Lounge (upstairs), 1 Cowick Street, ExeterThe Original Exeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's New Years Eve party record hop. Fantastic function room with large dance floor and licenced bar. Buffet supper included!£6 (including buffet supper)Dave on 07565 919023
Saturday 3rd January7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night - Swingin' in the New Year with live band 'Some Like It Hot'. 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 3rd January7:30pm-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 refreshments included.£5 (refreshments included)01392 257426 or 07900 907970
Saturday 3rd January8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive "'Thank God It's Over" dance party with DJ Derek. "Let's Get Physical" madcap fancy dress event, i.e. sporty outfit, jogger, footballer, rugby player, tennis, zumba, etc. Fancy dress is entirely optional but we all want a laugh and prizes for the best dressed!£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com

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


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