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A few places have re opened dance classes in August, but to my knowledge there are no social dance events as yet, other than a very few private parties

In the past , here was an on line diary of balls and ballroom dance venues in London for ballroom and Latin dancers who wanted to meet and dance with other dancers at glamorous London balls and dances.

Only ballroom dance venues are on this site, not lessons or dance schools. All are within Greater London, UK. Anyone can join, it's free, there's no advertising, and if you join you will get e-mail updates which tells you when a new dance events has been listed. You can unsubscribe at any time

We give information on ticket prices, how and where to buy them, how to get to the venue by public transport, bar prices, the type of music that will be played and a description of the dance band. I haven't listed most of the scores of tea dances that happen in Greater London every week which are generally held on Monday to Friday afternoons, and cost around £5 which includes a cup of tea. Many of the best ones are tea dances run by Mr Wonderful who has a website with a list of all his tea dances.


The purpose of my web site is to make available information about places for ballroom dancers to go, meet like minded people who like dancing, and dance. I don't do any kind of social introduction programme, but I do hope this web site will help and encourage both proficient and would new dancers to go out and try some new places and venues in London.

I welcome information on any venues which our readers think is suitable to include on this web site. Please e- mail me details, and I will check them out. My e mail address is


I attempt to visit the all of these venues myself. I take photos and post them onto this site to give our members a better idea of what the various places are like. I also write a brief subjective review about how I found the decor, drinks, food, cloakroom, dancing, atmosphere and my fellow guests- which sometimes offends. Anyone may, of course, enter their own comments about any venue on this site, and provided it is constructive criticism, it will be accessible for all to read.

Our definition of 'Ballroom dances' to qualify for listing includes waltz, quickstep, tango and slow foxtrot and also the Latin dances- rumba, cha cha, jive and samba. If it's a particularly spectacular event we also occasionally list some lindy hop, swing and argentinean tango venues, especially if they are in period dress or black tie events, have live music and if some ballroom dancing is possible within the style of the music to be played.

George Tudor Hart

Upcoming events (5)

Ballroom Dance Dance at a private party for thirty number guests

Colliers Wood Community Centre

George's birthday a party will happen in the Colliers Wood Community Centre on Saturday August 8th. It's a private party so there is no admission change, but it will be by invitation only. There will be a free bar, with champagne and Gin and Tonics , withTony as bar man, but please bring a bottle of champagne or Gin if you come. All those who in the past bought a ticket for the Black Tie Club, or are members of Colliers Wood Ballroom Dancers may apply for invitations, but it's limited to thirty number (to comply with the new rules) , and preference will be given to those arriving as couples to placate the more hysterical among us, and it will be first come, first served. If you want to be on the guest list please e mail me, [masked] And please don't say you'll come then not turn up as you'll be taking a space from someone else. And I will be 73 on August 7th, so this is the day after, but there we go.

Glitters evening ballroom dance

Bourne Hall

Mr Wonderful does the dances here. Good quality floor, and he tells me it's one of his favourite venues. You can bring your own drinks and food and you can pay n the door,and it's about £10.

Glitters evening ballroom dance

Bourne Hall

Mr Wonderful does the dances here. Good quality floor, and he tells me it's one of his favourite venues. You can bring your own drinks and food and you can pay n the door,and it's about £10.

Dance Lab monthly dance with lesson if you want

The Dance Lab

Monthly dance at the Dance Lab in East Putney. Good quality floor and many good dancers, thought the floor craft is a bit rough, mainly from those who fancy themselves as competition dancers. There is a very cheap bar on the ground floor in the friendly working men's club below. Entry is £12, or £20 if you choose to do the lessons, too. The lessons are at beginner and improver level and always in two dances, one ballroom and one Latin Their copy is below The Dance Lab Social Once a month we host a Social Class and Evening where all dancers are welcome. The evening kicks off with a class at 19:00-20:30 which is suitable for beginners through to the experienced social dancer. Following the class there will be another 2.5 hours of great music for you to dance the night away. 4 hours of dancing enjoyment for £20 per person is a great night out or alternatively you can attend either the class or the evening for £12 each per person (prices inc VAT). Click on the link to view some footage from our Monthly Socials! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByFe5h_oBKQ link to buy tickets for social dance and lessons at £20 per head http://bookeo.com/thedancelab?type=223CYPU4J149E7B09FF7 Lessons only- £12 http://bookeo.com/thedancelab?type=223XUXKKY149E7994BEF Dance only- £12 http://bookeo.com/thedancelab?type=223CLRYTJ149E7A256EC The upcoming social dates are as follows: January No Social February 15th Foxtrot and Rumba March 21st Quickstep and Cha cha April 18th Waltz and Jive May No Social June 20th Tango and Samba July 18th Summer Ball August 29th Quickstep and Cha cha September 19th Waltz and Jive October 24th Tango and Samba November 28th Foxtrot and Rumba December 19th Christmas Ball Monthly Social Class & Evening

Past events (1,197)

Monthly Evening dance with large floor, tuition and refreshments

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