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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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KEY:    South West region events     Devon-Plus region club events     Highlight events 
DateTimeVenueDetailsCostContact
Saturday 31st January8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers 'Big Winter Swing Time Ball' with live band 'Mr Big University Swing Band' (a smaller 10 piece combo of Exeter University Big Band) plus DJ Ian Hoare. Dress theme French, 1940's style. 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).Contact organiser07821 721043, 01392 490022 or janeswlindyhoppers@yahoo.com
Saturday 31st January8pm-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 31st January8pm-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 31st January8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Winter Wonderland' 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 - blues, white and silver).£6 on the door01803 325905
Friday 6th February8pm-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
Friday 6th February8pm-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.£6.50 before 8:30pm on the night, £7.50 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 6th February8pm-11:30pmRoyal British Legion, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, PlymouthCharity rock 'n' roll dance in aid of Plymouth Ford Park Cemetery Trust with DJ Mike Haywood. A great evening of up-beat 1950's style rock 'n' roll music 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. Fantastic large dance floor and bar, with huge free carpark.£4 in advance, £5 on the doorTickets from the cemetery office (week days only) on 01752 665442
Saturday 7th February7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night - lindy hop perfection with live music from 'The Paper Moon Band'. Bring your own drinks... we'll provide the glasses.£9 early bird, £11 in advance, £13 on the door01752 491739, 07882 531712 or duncan@madaboutswing.com
Saturday 7th February7:30pm-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 7th February8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive 'Dance of the Month' with DJ Nick Stephens.£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 7th February6pm-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 February8pm-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 February8pm-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 7th February8pm-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 February8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Early Valentines 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 February8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'February Romance' 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 - red and black).£7 on the door01803 325905
Thursday 12th February8pm-11pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Valentine 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.£5 on the door01803 325905
Friday 13th February8pm-11:30pmRoyal British Legion, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, PlymouthParty 'till you drop' jive dance with DJ Mike Haywood. Fantastic evening of dancing to jive music chosen by you. Bar with cheap drinks, large free car park and a fun night out.Contact organiser07966 757318 or mike@mikehaywoodart.co.uk
Friday 13th February8pm-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 13th February8pm-midnightThe Lawns Social Club (formerly the Royal British Legion), Mary Street, TauntonCeroc Le Beat Valentine freestyle - red / sparkle theme. Full licensed bar, lovely venue with free parking behind and also over the road.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Friday 13th February8:30pm-12:30pmThe Cornish Ivy, The Parade, LiskeardCeroc Conexion 'Late Night Friday' Valentine freestyle dance. A fantastic function room with it's own private bar, toilets, spacious wooden dance floor and seating areas, fantastic lighting and sound system. Free parking close by.£7 on the door07984 470281 / 01326 251180 or info@cerocconexion.co.uk
Saturday 14th February8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster 'Late' freestyle with DJ Russell Payne. 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 February8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Valentines 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 14th February8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo 'Valentine 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 14th February8pm-midnight (doors 7:30pm)The Parkhouse Centre, BudeThe annual Bude RnR Jive Club's Valentine Ball with live band 'The Kingcats' + DJ Eddy Falcon. Licensed bar, all dance styles welcome. 2014 was a complete sell out, so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Strictly limited numbers and advance ticket entry only!£13 (in advance only please)Liz 01288 359966 / 07980 513429 or Judith 01288 353568
Sunday 15th February1pm-6pmWestbank Healthy Living Centre, Farm House Rise, Exminster, Near 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
Thursday 19th February8pm-11:15pmIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive mid-month freestyle - beginners lesson at 8pm fol;pwed by uninterrupted freestyle dancing.£5 (usual class rate)07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Friday 20th February8pm-midnightThe Lawns Social Club (formerly the Royal British Legion), Mary Street, TauntonRiviera LeRoc freestyle party night with DJ Gary Marsden.£7 before 9pm, £8 thereafter07887 995849 or gary@rivieraleroc.co.uk
Friday 20th February8pm-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
Saturday 21st February8pm-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 21st February8pm-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 21st February8pm-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 February8pm-midnightRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive freestyle dance with DJ.Contact organiser07967 458123 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Saturday 21st February8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'A Pink Affair' 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

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