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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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DateTimeVenueDetailsCostContact
Friday 24th October8pmWhipton and Pinhoe Labour Club, Vaughan Road, Whipton, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's record hop with 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).£2.5001392 468800 or 07974 099090
Saturday 25th October8pm-midnightUplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme RegisLeroc.com freestyle night with DJ Russell Payne. Great venue, easy to find, with a large wooden dance floor and a large free car park. Please note that there is no licensed bar, however free squash and water will be available - or bring your own drinks!£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 25th October8pm-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 25th October8pm-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 25th October8pm-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 25th October8pm-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
Saturday 25th October8pm-midnightKenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, ExeterFloorplay Jive's '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 25th October8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers 'Slip Slide & Swing' dance with live band 'Big Buzzard Buzztet' plus DJ support. Dress theme 1950's. 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 25th October7:30pm-latePlymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, PlymouthA charity, fun and fancy dress 'Grand Halloween Ball' in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. Dancing to 3 fantasitc live bands 'Maia', 'Jazz Cocktail' and 'Swingology'. PLUS, Warren and Kristi Boyce reigning national profession ballroom champiions and canapés by award winniong chef Peter Gorton.£3001752 345552 or dolly@danceclubplymouth.co.uk
Sunday 26th October2pm-5:30pm (doors 1:45pm)Clyst St George Parish Hall, Woodbury Road, Clyst St GeorgeBeginners / improvers Lindy Hop workshop with Lynn and Paul of South West Swing. Come and learn the basics of this great swing dance in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits and fruit included! Booking in advance essential.£8 per person (booking in advance essential)07792 211032 or learnlindy.sws@gmail.com
Thursday 30th October8pm-10:45pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Halloween 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.£5 on the door01803 325905
Friday 31st October8pm-midnightOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's Halloween Special 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 1st November8pm-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 1st November6:20pm-11:30pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's 'Prohibition Speakeasy Special' with live music all evening from 'Swingology' and 'The Roosters'. The evening also includes a charleston class from Strictly Come Dancing's Jenny Thomas, 1920's bar, gambling casino tables and a few surprises... Period attire essential!£13 early bird, £15 in advance, £17 on the door01752 491739, 07882 531712 or duncan@madaboutswing.com
Saturday 1st November8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com'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 russ@leroc.com
Saturday 1st November8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo Halloween 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
Sunday 2nd November3pm-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
Thursday 6th November8pm-10:45pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Sparklers 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.£5 on the door01803 325905
Friday 7th November8pm-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 before 9pm, £7 thereafter01404 850077, 07966 289995 or jivenelson@hotmail.co.uk
Friday 7th November8pm-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 8th November8pm-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 8th November8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Country & Western 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 8th November8pm-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 8th November9pm-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 8th November8pm-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
Saturday 8th November7:30pm-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

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