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New Beginners Dance Classes 

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Strictly BEGINNERS sessions have started on Sundays.  Sessions will be held at the Community Hall, Bampton

Beginners Ballroom, Latin and Sequence classes. Ring Lynne on 01769 550899 for more info on Beginners sessions in your area


Improvers Jive classes


Next session:  9th December 2018.  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 6th January 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 2nd December  2018.  Ballroom and Latin Practice night at Bampton.  8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 9th December 2018, Jive Practice night at Bampton  8.30 - 10.00

Tuesday 11th December.  Bishops Nympton Christmas Party  7.00 - 10.30

Wednesday 19th December.  Chittlehamholt Christmas Party 7.00 - 10.00

Thursday 20th December 2018.  Bampton Christmas Party  7.00 - 10.30

Sunday 23rd December 2018 Ballroom and Latin Practice night at Bampton 8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 6th January 2019.  Ballroom Tango Workshop at Bampton.  8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 13th January 2019.  Tea Dance at Bishops Nympton.  2.30 - 5.30

Sunday 20th January 2019.  Jive Practice night at Bampton  8.30 - 10.00

Friday 25th - Monday 28th January 2019 Beginners Holiday at Toorak, Torquay

Sunday 3rd February 2019.  Tango Workshop at Bampton.  8.30 - 10.00

Sunday 9th February 2019.  Bampton Ball at Yeo Mill  6.45 - 11.00

Sunday 17th February 2019.  Jive Workshop 8.30 - 10.00

         Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th February 2019 Dance weekend  at Langstone Cliff Hotel

Sunday 3rd March 2019.  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 13th January 2019 from 2.30pm - 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 7th April 2019 from 2.00 - 5.30pm



Bampton, St Michaels Hall


PRACTICE JIVE SESSIONS now running at St Michaels Hall

Sunday 9th December 2018.  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 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 has been a popular event in the Bampton area, which has provided a great social evening, following an afternoon of dancing!

Watch this space for details of the next 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 Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish


A week-end Dance break will be run at this popular hotel on 22nd - 24th February 2019, which features a hotel with a fantastic reputation for dance holidays. Located in a picturesque location, offering wonderful sea views this family run hotel boasts an impressive ballroom with high quality service and standards throughout. This makes the hotel a special place for anyone wanting to enjoy a special dance week end. Visit:

The weekends programme will include: Friday welcome Tea dance, A Ball, with dancing to John Westlake on Friday night. The dance on Saturday night will have a dress theme of Green and Purple. There will also be Saturday workshops, and Sunday morning dancing. The dance weekend will feature a variety of Ballroom, Modern and Popular sequence dancing.

There will be dancing to live music with John Westlake on the Friday night.


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 7th June 2019 - Sunday 9th June 2019. 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 a Pink and  Black  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 - Friday1st November - 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



New Beginners Dance Holiday at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay - Friday 25th January - Monday 28th January 2019 (3 nights)

       This is a fun 3 night dance break at the Toorak Hotel (Part of the TLC group) .  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. 


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