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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 27th March8pm-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 27th March8pm-midnight Banwell Village Hall, Westfield Road, Banwell, near Weston Super MareCeroc Le Beat freestyle. Free soft drinks bar and free coffee, tea and food around 10pm. Fabulous venue with a fully licensed bar, free parking, great lighting and a brilliant atmosphere.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 28th March8pm-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
Saturday 28th March8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Elegance Night'. 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 - dinner jackets (preferred) or lounge suits.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 28th March8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe Dancing Duo 'Spring 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.£6 on the door01803 325905
Sunday 29th March2pm-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
Thursday 2nd April8pm-10:45pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo Easter 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 3rd April8:30pm-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 3rd April8pm-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
Friday 3rd April8pm-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 4th April7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night with live music from 'Swingology'. 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 4th April8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive Easter weekend dance with DJ Derek - Easter Egg-stravaganza.£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 4th April8pm-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 4th April8pm-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 info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 4th April8pm-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 4th April8pm-11:15pmCity College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthThe Dancing Duo Easter 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
Friday 10th April8pm-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 10th April8:30pm-11pmThe Globe Inn, The Strand, LympstoneSwing 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 263166
Friday 10th April8pm-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.£607817 144292 or info@letsdancejive.co.uk
Friday 10th April8pm-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
Saturday 11th April8pm-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 April8pm-1am (doors 7:45pm)Edger Hall, Somerton Business Park, SomertonCeroc Le Beat freestyle party. Fun class at 8:20pm plus free coffee, tea, ham and chips. After midnight the music becomes slower and more bluesy. Huge sprung dance floor, low cost bar, fully air conditioned, loads of parking and a wonderful atmosphere. £9 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Saturday 11th April8pm-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 11th April8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo 'Spring 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.£6 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 11th April8pm-midnight (doors 7:30pm)The Parkhouse Centre, BudeBude RnR Jive Club's rock 'n' roll dance with live band 'Joey & The Jivers' + DJ Eddiy Falcon. Licensed bar, all dance styles welcome.£10Liz 01288 359966 / 07980 513429 or Judith 01288 353568
Sunday 12th April1pm-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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