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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
Sunday 21st September8:30pm-11pmThe Beach Hotel, Victoria Road, ExmouthLive music from Devon jazz band 'Take 4' featuring guest vocalist Lynn Thornton. There is a little bit of space for dancing if you fancy it!FREE01395 272090
Wednesday 24th September8pm-11pmRedruth Community Centre, Foundry Row, RedruthRedruth Jive Wednesday freestyle dance with DJ Mike Blyth.Contact organiser07410 186769 or redruthjive@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday 25th September8pm-10:45pmThe Carlton Hotel, Falkland Road, TorquayThe Dancing Duo 'Autumn Serenade' 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 26th September8pm-midnightThe Lawns Social Club (formerly the Royal British Legion), Mary Street, TauntonCeroc Le Beat freestyle. Full licensed bar, lovely venue with free parking behind and also over the road.£8 on the door07821 071251 or info@ceroclebeat.net
Friday 26th September8:30pm-midnightPollyfield Centre Social Club, Avon Road, BidefordAtlantic Jive freestyle night. Between 8:30-9:00pm there will be a 2 move WOW dance moves class that will WOW on the dance floor during freestyle following. Non-dancers and beginners welcome! Big dance floor, fab music, friendly atmosphere and licensed bar.£5 on the door07592 766871 or atlanticjive@live.com
Saturday 27th September8pm-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 27th September8pm-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 27th 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.£6 on the door01803 325905
Saturday 27th September8pm-11:30pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Lower Summerlands, Newtown, ExeterThe South West Lindy Hoppers "Swing Into Autumn" dance with live boogie woogie band + DJ + spot prizes. Dress theme - dress to impress and add that hint of orange. 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).£7 in advance, £8 on the door07821 721043, 01392 490022 or janeswlindyhoppers@yahoo.com
Saturday 27th September8pm-11:45pmOak Villa Social Club, Ferndale Road, Weston Mill, PlymouthFloorplay Jive's 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 thereafter07982 248852 or info@plymouthjiveclub.co.uk
Sunday 28th September2pm-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 3rd October8pm-midnightMoorhayes Community Centre, Lea Road, TivertonTiverton Jive 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. Come join the fun and smiles.£6 before 9pm, £7 thereafter07723 602059 or tivertonjive@googlemail.com
Friday 3rd October8pm-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 3rd October8pm-midnightWestland Leisure Complex, Westbourne Close, YeovilLeroc.com's Big Monthly Westland Freestyle with DJ 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.£10 or £9 with voucher07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 4th October8pm-11:15pm (doors 7:15pm)City College, Kings Road, Devonport, PlymouthJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Elegance Night'. 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 - dinner jackets (preferred) or lounge suits.£7 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 4th October8pm-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 October7:50pm-11pmUpper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill, PlymouthMad About Swing's monthly Sugar Foot Stomp dance night - the one with the Big Band! 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 October8pm-11pmChard Guildhall, Fore Street, ChardThe Dancing Duo 'Autumn Serenade 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
Friday 10th October8pm-midnightThe Lawns Social Club (formerly the Royal British Legion), Mary Street, TauntonRiviera LeRoc freestyle party night with DJ Gary Marsden.£7 in advance or £8 on the door07887 995849 or gary@rivieraleroc.co.uk
Friday 10th October8pmHeavitree Social Club, 2 East Wonford Hill, ExeterExeter Rock 'n' Roll Club's record hop with DJ TBA. Nice dance floor, licensed bar with very reasonable prices, and an on-site car park.£2.5001392 468800 or 07974 099090
Friday 10th October8pm-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
Friday 10th October7:30pm-lateWitheridge Parish Hall, Northy Street, Witheridge, Near TivertonLive music for dancing with live band Mike Sanchez & The Portions. Mike Sanchez is a former member of The Big Town Playboys and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He is also "one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm and Blues". Real ale bar.£10 in advance, £12.50 on the doorJT's Party House, Tiverton; Witheridge Village Store or www.wegottickets.com
Saturday 11th October8pm-1amAxminster Guildhall, West Street, AxminsterLeroc.com Axminster Jive & Swing freestyle with two dance rooms. The freestyle in the main hall has an uptempo, uplifting mix of floorfillers from 8pm-midnight with DJs Russell Payne and Paul 'Zoot' Thornton - a wonderful venue with one of the very best dance floors around, licensed bar and a friendly atmosphere. Upstairs in the dance lounge there's four hours of great swing music from 8pm-midnight with DJ Ian Bruton, followed by the Late Lounge featuring swing, soul, latin and blues till 1am with DJ Russell Payne in a relaxing lounge-like atmosphere with free tea, coffee & biscuits from midnight. Plenty of free car parking nearby and an incredibly popular event - we may have to close the doors to ensure comfortable numbers, so please arrive early to ensure admission.£8 before 9pm, £9 thereafter07967 282585 or russ@leroc.com
Saturday 11th October8pm-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 11th October8pm-11:30pm (doors 7:15pm)Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, ExeterJim's Candlelight Dancing 'Elegance Night'. 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 - dinner jackets (preferred) or lounge suits.£8 on the door01626 335123 or jimfur@btopenworld.com
Saturday 11th October9pm-11:30pmThe Salterton Arms, 22 Chapel Street, Budleigh SaltertonSwing 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 445048
Saturday 11th October8pm-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

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