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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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DateTimeVenueDetailsCostContact
Friday 10th July8pm-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
Friday 10th July8pm-11:30pmRoyal British Legion, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, PlymouthParty 'till you drop' modern jive dance with DJ Mike Haywood. It's your party... you choose the music! A great evening of dance music chosen by you. And if you’re not dancing, you’ll enjoy socialising with your friends and listening to the toe-tapping, fabulous music. Bar with cheap drinks, large free car park and a fun night out - invite your friends!£5 on the door07966 757318 or mike@mikehaywoodart.co.uk
Saturday 11th July8pm-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 11th July8pm-11:30pmThreemilestone Social Club, Pengelly Way, Threemilestone, Near TruroCeroc Conexion Extra social freestyle dance - uptempo all evening. Great, smooth and open floor, licenced bar and parking.£6 on the door07984 470281 / 01326 251180 or info@cerocconexion.co.uk
Saturday 11th July8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim'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.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 11th July8pm-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.£7 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 11th July8pm-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
Thursday 16th July8pm-11pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Summer 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 17th July8pm-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 17th July8pm-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 thereafter07964 337407 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Friday 17th July8pm-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 18th July8pm-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 18th July6pm-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 18th July8pm-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 18th July8pm-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 18th July8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo Summer Ball. 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 18th July7:30pm-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 drinks included, but it is 'bring and share' so bring some nibbles!£501392 257426 or 07900 907970
Wednesday 22nd July8pm-11pmRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive 'half & half' freestyle dance (freestyle straight after the beginners class).Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Saturday 25th 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 thereafter07964 337407 or contact@cerocdevon.com
Saturday 25th July8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim'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.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 25th July8pm-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.£7 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 25th July8pm-11:30pmSt James's Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers dance with live band 'The Roosters' plus DJ Paul 'Zoot' Thornton of South West Swing. 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 July7:30pm-midnight (last entry 8:30pm)Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, CheltenhamIn association with JazzJiveSwing - 'A Vintage Extravaganza' charity night of dancing and debauchery in aid of Genesis Research Trust. Dance to live music from top vintage and jive bands 'The Indigo Kings' and 'The Jiveoholics' and gamble like a gangster in the speakeasy fun casino (free chips provided). Also vintage catwalk show, vinatge haristylists, glamorous photo booth plus auction of promises, gifts and experiences. (minimum age 14 years old)Earlybird £24 (concession and group rates available)On-line tickets from http://skdl.it/1vouknk (with booking fee) or from Indigo Kings gigs and JazzJiveSwing classes.
Sunday 26th July3pm-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
Sunday 26th July1pm-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

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