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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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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 28th November8pm-midnightUnit 3 Dance Studio, 4 Artillery Road, Lufton Trading Estate, YeovilLeroc.com's freestyle night with all the best in modern jive music from DJ Russell Payne. Easy to find dance studio and function venue. Large wooden dance floor, comfortable social seating, great sound and lighting system, free parking. No licensed bar, so please bring your own drinks (water and squash provided).£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 29th 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 29th November8pm-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 29th November8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers 10th anniversary dance with live band 'The Bruce/Ilett 6' plus DJ Paul 'Zoot' Thornton of South West Swing - dress theme "A Day At The Races". 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
Sunday 30th November2pm-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
Friday 5th December8pm-midnightDigby Hall, Hound Street, SherborneLeroc.com freestyle night with DJ Russell Payne. Excellent air-conditioned venue with a large wooden dance floor and a friendly atmosphere. Licensed bar, large cheap car park and free nearby on-road parking.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Friday 5th December8pm-midnightMoorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, TivertonThe Floorplay Jive Tiverton Christmas 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
Saturday 6th December8pm-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 6th December8pm-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 6th December8pm-midnightRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive 'Around the World in 80 Dances' freestyle dance with DJ Pete Bennett.Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Saturday 6th December9:30pm-midnightThe Sorry Head, 10 Blackboy Road, Exeter'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing' - the perfect night 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!FREE01392 420484
Saturday 6th December7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night - Christmas party with live band 'Jessica & The Rabbits'. 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 December8pm-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 6th December7:30pm-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 6th December7:30pm-midnightThe Godolphin Club, Wendron Street, HelstonWWII Re-enactment South West present a charity Christmas Swing Cats Ball in aid of Age Concern Helston. Swing in to Christmas and dance the night away to the sounds of forces sweetheart 'Miss Memphis Belle', with DJ '12 O'Clock High' and guest DJ 'Phil' playing the best in 1940s and 50s swing and jumpin' R&B jive. Great dance floor, fully licensed bar, local parking and raffle - period dress preferred.£5 donationLiz 07901 144482 or wwiiresw@live.co.uk
Friday 12th December8pm-midnightCompton Dundon Village Hall, Compton Dundon, near SomertonCeroc Le Beat Christmas special '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
Friday 12th December8pm-11:30pmRoyal British Legion, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, PlymouthModern jive Christmas party dance with DJ Mike Haywood - as a big thank you for all your support over the past year, it's free entry! It's your Christmas Party and as always, you choose the music. 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.FREE07966 757318 or mike@mikehaywoodart.co.uk
Friday 12th December8pm-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 13th December8pm-midnight (doors 7:30pm)The Parkhouse Centre, BudeThe Bude RnR Jive Club annual rock 'n' roll Christmas Party Dance with live band '59 Ford' + DJ. Ticket price includes buffet. Licenced bar, all dance styles welcome. Please book early as we need to know numbers and tickets sell out fast!£10Liz 01288 359966 / 07980 513429 or Judith 01288 353568 / 07815 733185
Saturday 13th December8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing Christmas Party 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 13th December8pm-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 13th December8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo Christmas Ball and Party Night. 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 13th December8pm-11:45pmWarmley Community Centre, 20 Deanery Road, Kingswood, BristolThe Hoppin' Mad Christmas Swing Dance with 3 top swing DJs. Dress code 1920's, 30's and 40's or dress-to-impress. Raffle, including some genuine vintage items, mince pies, prizes for best dressed and end of evening fruit. Lovely wooden dance floor, good bar prices and easy parking.Sliding scale from £7 to £10.50 on the door (if available)01225 332942
Saturday 13th December8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive Christmas *SPARKLE* freestyle dance with DJ Ian G. Dress to impress - sparkle and shimmer!£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Sunday 14th December2pm-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 plus Christmas 'bring and share' social. 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
Monday 15th December7:30pm-midnightTrades and Labour Club, Ashley Road, PooleThe Thing 'Amazing 2014 Bouncing Ball' featuring live music from the brilliant RP3 'The Rat Pack Trio' + Paul Walker. Fun class, great buffet and loads more. This party has always sold out so don't leave it to luck get your ticket, buy early!£10 in October, £13 in November, £16 in December (if still available)07968 393977 or info@thething.uk.com
Wednesday 17th December8pm-11pmRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive 'half & half' freestyle dance (freestyle straight after the beginners class) with DJ Nick Stephens.Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday 18th December6:30pm for 7pm-11:30pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo Christmas Dinner 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. Tickets in advance only.TBA in advance only (contact organiser)01803 325905
Thursday 18th December8pm-11:15pmIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive Christmas party night and last class for 2014 - fun class and freestyle. Optional fancy dress theme - santa, fairy, elf, etc.£5 (usual class rate)07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Friday 19th December8pm-midnightEx-Services and Social Club, St Georges Road, Yeo Vale, BarnstapleTBC - Let's Dance Jive Christmas party freestyle night. Fantastic venue, large dance floor, great music including all your favourites. Non-dancers and beginners welcome. Sensible bar prices and free parking.TBC - contact organiser07817 144292 or info@letsdancejive.co.uk
Friday 19th December8pm-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
Friday 19th December8pm-11:30pmRAFA Club, 33-35 Imperial Road, ExmouthRockin', jiving and swinging 50's & 60's 'Juke Box Jive' record hop with DJ Eddy Falcon.FREE01395 266685
Friday 19th December8pmWhipton and Pinhoe Labour Club, Vaughan Road, Whipton, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's Christmas party 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
Friday 19th December8pm-midnightExeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterFloorplay Jive's Christmas '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

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