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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 5th September8pm-midnightMoorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, TivertonTiverton Jive 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. Come join the fun and smiles.£6 before 9pm, £7 thereafter07723 602059 or tivertonjive@googlemail.com
Friday 5th September8pm-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 6th September8pm-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 6th September8pm-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 6th September8pm-midnight (doors 7:45pm)Cossington Village Hall, Middle Road, Cossington, Near BridgwaterCeroc Le Beat freestyle with a vintage theme - where something from the 30s/40s/50s/60s. 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 6th September8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo 'Rainbow 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
Saturday 6th September8pm-midnightAuditorium Hall, The Beehive, Dowell Street, HonitonLeroc.com freestyle night with DJ Russell Payne. A newly-built, fantastic dance venue with a large wooden dance floor and a friendly atmosphere. Licensed bar and nearby parking.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Sunday 7th September3pm-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
Friday 12th September8pm-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 12th September8pm-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 12th September9:30pm-midnightThe Sorry Head, 10 Blackboy Road, Exeter'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing' - the perfect night 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!FREE01392 420484
Saturday 13th September8pm-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 13th September8pm-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
Saturday 13th September8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim'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.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 13th September9pm-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 13th September8pm-midnightCompton Dundon Village Hall, Compton Dundon, near SomertonCeroc 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. Lovely dance floor, free soft drinks bar (bring your own stronger drinks), free coffee / tea / food around 10pm and free parking.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 13th September8pm-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
Friday 19th September8pm-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 19th September8pmWhipton and Pinhoe Labour Club, Vaughan Road, Whipton, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's band night with 'The Mighty Atoms' + 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).£6 on the door01392 468800 or 07974 099090
Friday 19th September8pm-1am (doors 7:45pm)Edger Hall, Somerton Business Park, SomertonCeroc Le Beat Carnival 4th Birthday freestyle party with a carnival/circus theme + entertainment + prizes. 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.£1207821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 20th September7:30pm-midnightLupton House, Churston Ferrers, BrixhamAs part of the Lupton 1940's Weekend - 'Victory Dance' with local band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. Lovely small ballroom venue with bar. Strictly 1940's dress code please.£13 in advance01803 852608
Saturday 20th September8pm-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 20th September8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Autumn Serenade' 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 21st September8:30pm-11pmThe Beach Hotel, Victoria Road, ExmouthLive music from Devon jazz band 'Take 4' featuring guest vocalist Lynn Thornton. There is a little bit of space for dancing if you fancy it!FREE01395 272090

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