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This website was conceived in November'08 with the objective of becoming East Anglia's most comprehensive dance listing site for adults.

The core of the website is the  Venues  tab, where contact information about class & dance venues is presented in 3 listing formats, one of which will hopefully suit the search requirements of most visitors.  Where appropriate, results are organised in a nominal North to South sequence, which is to assist with locating venues within a reasonable travelling distance.

The  Diary  page deals with special announcements such as new classes starting, then a chronological listing of one-off dances.

Finally, the other main heading is the  Videos  page, which provides links to YouTube examples of the lesser known dance styles.  As anyone who has researched YouTube clips will probably appreciate, it is often difficult to remain "on theme".  Repetition & poor recording quality also soon become apparent.  Considerable effort has therefore been put into finding & categorising the best dance clips, which hopefully you will find both entertaining & educational.  New titles are being added regularly, so please keep coming back.

For Video clips of Ballroom dancing check the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing website, as this is far more comprehensive than we could ever hope to achieve.

Brian Vincent ~ editor
Brian Green ~ webmaster 07870 486535

In loving memory

This web site is dedicated to Fred Vincent, my late father who inadvertently moulded my taste in dance styles.

The story begins when Fred and his best friend Eddy ran ballroom dances at the delightfully named "Harmonic Hall" in London E6 during the 50's.  I got to earn extra pocket money helping out in the cloakroom in the early 60's just as ballroom began to decline, forcing a switch initially to Trad Jazz then to Rock'n'Roll.  One minor claim to fame, my father booked "Brian Poole & The Tremeloes"!  But suddenly, after nearly two decades running dances without incident, there was damage to the premises, then fights - whereupon Fred and Eddy decided that it was time to give up.  About a year later my father received a phone call pleading for them to return, even offering the hall for free.  Apparently things had got much worse, and the owners yearned for the "old days" !  Wisely, the offer was declined.  The age of Ballroom was now long over, & the age of Discos with bouncers was about to begin.

Also about to begin, was the demise of many fine dance halls, either to be knocked down, or redesigned with floor space reduced in size.  The Harmonic Hall was still there in the late 90's, when I made a nostalgic visit.  Sadly, on doing a 'Google', I have subsequently discovered that the Hall is demolished.

So as you will see, my formative years were split between two marvellous dance eras.  In retrospect, the succeeding disco era never inspired me - the music simply does not connect to the feet in the same way !

For me, it's a case of —

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing !

This dance listing website & associated sub-domains have no connection with any other website or publication, other than we have used the web as one of our information sources, which we gratefully acknowledge.  Obviously in compiling a work of this size & complexity it is inevitable that we have either copied errors or made our own errors.  Also, information becomes out of date.  Anyone using this website or submitting entries for inclusion in this website should therefore take this into account, & note that everything is presented on a "best endeavours" basis and is without any liability for errors or any consequences arising from errors.

This disclaimer has been written in layman's plain English and is to be interpreted as a comprehensive disclaimer of any liability, as would be understood by the reasonable lay person.  Furthermore, where we provide links to other websites, this is done in the spirit of the web as a source of open & free information for the benefit of anyone who wishes to view such information.

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