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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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Hope to see you on the dance floor soon!        Paul "Zoot" Thornton signature

Quote - Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!

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Friday 25th July8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close,'s Big Monthly Westland Freestyle with DJ 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.£10 or £9 with voucher07967 282585 or
Friday 25th July8pm-midnightPollyfield Centre Social Club, Avon Road, BidefordAtlantic Jive charity freestyle night (all proceeds going to Animal Welfare, Koh Lanta in Thailand). Non-dancers and beginners welcome! Big dance floor, fab music, friendly atmosphere and licensed bar.£6 on the door07592 766871 or
Saturday 26th July8pm-11pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'Summer Holiday' 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 26th July8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Summer Evening Cool Casual 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
Saturday 26th July8pm-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
Saturday 26th July8pm-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
Sunday 27th July8:30pm-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
Friday 1st August8pm-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
Friday 1st August8pm-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
Friday 1st August8pm-midnightThe Davies Hall, Howell Hill, West Camel, YeovilStrictly Jive freestyle charity dance night in aid of St Margaret's Hospice 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. No bar this time, so bring your own drinks. All profit goes to the Hospice.£6 on the
Saturday 2nd August8pm-11:15pmExeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterThe Dancing Duo 'Gipsy Night' 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 August8pm-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
Thursday 7th August8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:45pm)Edger Hall, Somerton Business Park, SomertonCeroc Le Beat freestyle party with fun class at 8pm. Huge sprung dance floor, low cost bar, fully air conditioned, loads of parking and a wonderful atmosphere.£707821 071251 or
Friday 8th August8pm-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
Friday 8th August8pm-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
Friday 8th August8pmHeavitree Social Club, 2 East Wonford Hill, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's record hop with DJ TBA. Nice dance floor, licensed bar with very reasonable prices, and an on-site car park.£2.5001392 468800 or 07974 099090
Saturday 9th August8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, 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
Saturday 9th August8pm-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

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