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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 4th September8pm-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 5th September8pm-midnightIndian Queens Social Club, St Francis Road, Indian Queens, CornwallNewquay Jive 'Dance of the Month' with DJ Derek.£6 in advance, £7 on the door07811 696275 or pamnewquayjive@hotmail.com
Saturday 5th September8pm-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 5th September8pm-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 5th September8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe 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
Sunday 6th September1pm-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
Thursday 10th September8pm-11pmThe Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Autumn 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 11th September8pm-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 12th September8pm-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
Saturday 12th September8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster 'Late' freestyle with DJs Russell Payne and Paul 'Zoot' Thornton. 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 12th September8pm-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 12th September8pm-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
Friday 18th September8pm-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 18th September8pm-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
Friday 18th September8pm-11:30pmEliot House Hotel, Castle Street, LiskeardCharity pirate themed party dance in aid of British Heart Foundation with DJ Mike Haywood. Ahoy me hearties, mateys and scurvy dogs - the key holders to Davy Jones Locker are inviting all the local Gentlemen and Ladies of Fortune to this charity dance. Prizes for best costumes, but you don't have to dress up. A great evening of party 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. Superb dance floor, huge free car park, bar available.£5 (or pieces of eight accepted)Tickets from Mike Haywood on 07966 757318 or Eliot House Hotel on 01579 342323
Saturday 19th September6pm-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 19th September8pm-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 19th September8pm-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 19th September8pm-11pmStowford Community Centre, Chambers Close, Stowford Rise, SidmouthThe 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 - time to dress up, so evening wear please.£6 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 19th September11am-3pmQuantock Lakes, Nether Stowey, Near BridgewaterAs part of the All Things Vintage and Lovely Fair live music and dancing with local jazz/swing band Just Misbehavin' featuring vocalist Lynn Thornton. Vintage and handcrafted stalls, music, dancing, children's entertainment, BBQ, workshops and lots more!Contact organiser07739 033476
Wednesday 23rd September8pm-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

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