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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 22nd May8pm-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
Saturday 23rd May8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing "Country and Western" dance night with extra country style music! A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of happy relationships flourish today for people who first met at Jim's. Dress - blue jeans / bright shirts / hats / scarves, etc. or smart casual.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 23rd May8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo 'Lilactime' 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 23rd May8pm-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
Saturday 23rd May7:30pm-11:30pmVH Studio, Victoria Hall, Church Street, RadstockPerforming as part of the Bath International Music Festival live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. With support from DJ Paul 'Zoot' Thornton and a lindy hop taster class from Graeme and Ann of Hoppin' Mad between 7:30pm and 8:30pm.£5 dance class only, £8 band only, £10 both01225 462231
Saturday 23rd May8pm-midnightPollyfield Centre Social Club, Avon Road, BidefordBideford Jive charity dance night in aid of Home-Start. Non-dancers and beginners welcome! Big dance floor, fab music, friendly atmosphere and licensed bar.£6bidefordjive@gmail.com
Tuesday 26th May9:15pm-10:30pmManor Gardens, Alexandra Terrace, ExmouthPerforming as part of the Exmouth Festival live music from Devon soul band 'Souled' featuring vocalists Richie Evans, Clair McColl and Lynn Thornton. Plenty of space to dance on the grass!FREEContact Organiser
Friday 29th May8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com's Big Monthly Westland Freestyle with DJs 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.£9 before 8:30pm, £10 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Friday 29th May8pm-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
Saturday 30th May8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive spring band holiday weekend dance with DJ Ian G.£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 30th May8pm-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 thereafter07964 337407 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Saturday 30th May8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing "Country and Western" dance night with extra country style music! A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of happy relationships flourish today for people who first met at Jim's. Dress - blue jeans / bright shirts / hats / scarves, etc. or smart casual.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 30th May8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo 'Teddy Bears Picnic' 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 30th May8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers dance with live music from 'The Paper Moon Band' + DJ support. 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 30th May8pm-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
Sunday 31st May2pm-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, cake and fruit included! Pre-booking essential.£10 per person on the day or £9 per session in advance when paid as a 5 or 4 session block07792 211032 or learnlindy.sws@gmail.com
Sunday 31st May1pm-6pmThe Coaver Club, Matford Lane, 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
Sunday 31st May3pm-6pmNorton Sub Hamdon Village Hall, New Road, NortonCharity modern jive 'Move for Madagascar' tea dance in aid of Azafady Madagascar with DJ Roy Warry. Tea, coffee and cake provided.£7Sarah Corbett on 07714439447
Friday 5th June8:30pm-12:30pmThe Cornish Ivy, The Parade, LiskeardCeroc Conexion 'Late Night Friday' 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
Friday 5th June8pm-11:30pmEliot House Hotel, Castle Street, LiskeardRock 'n' roll dance party with DJ Mike Haywood. A great evening of up-beat 1950's style rock 'n' roll music, as well as boogie woogie and up-tempo big band classics 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. Superb dance floor, huge free car park, bar available. (Ticket only entry - the last 2 dances were sold out, so to avoid disappointment don't leave it too late to get your tickets)£5 (advance ticket only)Tickets from Mike Haywood on 07966 757318 or Eliot House Hotel on 01579 342323
Friday 5th June8pm-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
Saturday 6th June8pm-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 thereafter07964 337407 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Saturday 6th June8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing - A lovely social dance of Ballroom, Rock and Roll, Latin, Popular Sequence, Jive, Line, Old Time, Barn and Party Mixers, all blended together in one evening. The spotlight is upon Dancing for Fun, rather than on strict technique. These dances are especially popular with both singles and couples aged 35+. Hundreds of 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 June7:50pm-11:30pmAbbey Hall (behind St Andrew's Church), Catherine Street (just off Royal Parade), PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp 'Summer Sizzler' dance night with live music from 'The Sultans Of Swing'. 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 6th JuneDuring AfternoonManor Gardens, Alexandra Terrace, ExmouthPerforming as part of the Exmouth Pride Festival live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. Plenty of space to dance on the grass!FREEContact organiser via their Twitter pagewebsite
Sunday 7th June7:30pm-10:30pmThe Falcon Hotel, Breakwater Road, BudePerforming at Bude Jazz Club live music from swing/jazz band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. PLUS, there's a little space to dance if you want to!£7 (club members) or £9 (visitors)01288 353936
Friday 12th June8pm-11:45pmOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's Plymouth 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

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


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