Happy Feet Dance Academy

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New Beginners Dance Classes 

New Ballroom beginners classes will be available soon 


If your are interested in learning to dance, please ring to find out when the next classes will be starting 

To book your place and for more info please ring ring Lynne on 07704 614107


Improvers Jive classes


Next session: 10th November 2019.  8.30 - 10.00 at Bampton Community Hall.  

All Jive practice groups are welcome on this date.  

Sessions will give guided practice and tuition in Rock Jive Dancing.  If you would like to practice and improve your newly acquired Jive skills, come and join in with these fun development sessions.   Ring 01769 550899 for more info.





A series of workshops to gain some experience in Ballroom Tango technique and choreography

Next session Sunday 17th November 2019 at Bampton Community Hall, 8.30 - 10.00

Ring 01769 550899 for more info.


Dance and Club Events


 The following events are in addition to our regular weekly Club Sessions.  See below for more detail 

For more info, contact Lynne or Geoff on 01769 550899, or email us now


BALLROOM and Latin Practice Nights


A great new dance opportunity.  A Ballroom and Latin dance evening with time to practice with your partner your existing and newly learned routines.  A relaxed atmosphere for everyone to have some special time to practice and improve Ballroom and Latin skills.  Teacher support available at these sessions.

These sessions will be available at St Michaels Hall, Bampton on Sunday evenings from 8.30 - 10.00pm  There will normally be two sessions each month.  Please check the Events Summary below for the session dates.

Ring 01769 550899 for more info.

Events Summary  

See below for more detail



Sunday 27th October 2019 Ballrooom Practice night at Bampton 8.30 - 10.00 

1st - 3rd November Dance Weekend break at Durrant House Hotel, Bideford

Sunday 10th November 2019  Jive Workshop at Bampton 8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 17th November 2019  Tango Workshop at Bampton  8.30 - 10.00 

Sunday 24th November 2019  Tea Dance at Bishops Nympton  2.00 - 5.30

Sunday 1st December 2019   Ballroom Practice night at Bampton 8.30 - 10.30

Sunday 8th December 2019  Jive Workshop at Bampton 8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 15th December 2019  Tango Workshop at Bampton 8.30 - 10.00

Tuesday 17th December Bishops Nympton Christmas Party 7.00 - 10.00

Wednesday 18th December  Chittlehamholt Christmas Party 7.00 -10.00

Thursday 19th December Bampton Christmas Party  7.00 - 10.00

Sunday 5th January  Tea Dance at Bishops Nympton  2.30 - 5.30

Sunday 12th January 2020  Ballroom Practice night at Bampton  8.30 - 10.00



Tea Dances


Bishops Nympton Parish Hall

Tea dances at Bishops Nympton Parish Hall are held approx once a month on Sunday afternoons. These dances provide a fun and interesting afternoon of dancing for all levels of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancers.  The dances are very popular locally and are sometimes attended by non-dancers who enjoy an afternoon watching the dancing, enjoying the music and indulging in a wonderful afternoon tea.


The next Tea Dance will be held on Sunday 24th November 2019 from 2.00pm - 5.30pm

The afternoon will includes a mixed programme of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing

For more information please contact us by email or call Geoff on 01769550899 

The following Tea Dance will be on Sunday 12th January 2020 from 2.30 - 5.30pm



Bampton, St Michaels Hall


PRACTICE JIVE SESSIONS now running at St Michaels Hall

Sunday 10th November 2019.  8.30 - 10.00.


Join these practice session to consolidate on your newly acquired Rock Jive skills. A chance to practice lead and follow skills in a supportive relaxed, fun environment. Great fun to be had by all with tuition, choreography and calling support. Refreshments included.

If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please call Geoff on 01769 550899.



Afternoon Dance and PUB meal


This is a popular event, which has provided a great social evening, with a meal at a local Pub in the Bampton area, following an afternoon of dancing!

Watch this space for details of the next Pub / Dance event


Dance Holidays


Dance holidays are a popular choice, providing a weekend of Ballroom, Latin, Popular and Modern Sequence dancing.  A ballroom and sequence workshop takes place on Saturday mornings.  There is dancing every evening including Live music on one of the nights. A welcome Tea Dance gives guests an introduction to the weekend of dancing on the Friday afternoon.  A popular feature of the weekend dance breaks is Holbrooks shoes, normally attending on the Sunday mornings, with a wide selection of dance shoes



Dance Holiday at the Victoria Hotel, Torquay 


A week-end Dance break will be run at this popular hotel on 21st - 23rd February 2020, which features a hotel with a fantastic reputation for dance holidays and offers great facilities.  Dancing will be in the famous Warwick Ballroom.  The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the sea, harbour and town centre.  Visit: Victoria Hotel

The weekends programme will include: Friday welcome Tea dance.  There will be a Ball, with live music on Saturday night. The dance on Friday night will have a dress theme of Teal and Black. There will also be Saturday workshops, and Sunday morning dancing. The dance weekend will feature a variety of Ballroom, Modern and Popular sequence dancing.


For more information and to book your place, please contact Geoff on 01769 550899.



Dance Holiday at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton.


This Hotel offers a fabulous backdrop, with breathtaking sea views.  Redcliffe Hotel  This weekend break will be held on Friday 12th June 2020 - Sunday 14th June 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a full week ends programme of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing.  The week end will include dance workshops, and an evening of live music dancing to John Westlake on Friday night. There will be an Orange and Green themed dance on the Saturday night.


For more information and to book your place, contact us by email or call Geoff on 01769 550899.



Dance Holiday at the Durrant House Hotel, Northam, Bideford  Friday 1st  -  Sunday 3rd November 2019.


Following on from the success of last years Dance week end, the Happy Feet Durrant House Hotel dance break offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fun week end of dancing.   This hotel has a fabulously spacious ballroom, with a brand new floor!  The location of this holiday is in a beautiful part of North Devon, giving visitors the chance to sample some of the enchanting local attractions of this area. There will be live music with Carl Webb on the Friday night and the colour theme for Saturday night will be Green and Black.


For more information and to book your place, contact us by email, or call Geoff on 01769 550899



Beginners Dance Holiday at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay - Friday 31st January - Monday 3rd February 2020 (3 nights)

       This is a fun 3 night dance break at the Toorak Hotel (Part of the TLC group) .  Due to the popularity of the Beginners weekend in 2019, we will be running a simular weekend in 2020.  The weekend will include beginners Dance Workshops, with social, and Ballroom dancing each evening.  A chance to join some taster sessions and enjoy learning some basic Ballrom, Latin and Social dancing.

This holiday is recommended for those who have never danced or who are fairly new to dancing. 


For more information and to book your place, contact us by email or call Geoff on 01769 550899