Swanage Folk Festival SEPTEMBER 2024

πŸ—“οΈ Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2024 The annual folk festival in Swanage takes place each September, bringing the town alive with traditional music and colourful dance displays, along with a range of activities to get involved in. It’s a weekend of folk concerts, street performances, music and dance workshops, all topped off with a […]

Jurassic Dance Festival AUGUST 2024

πŸ—“οΈ Friday 16th – Sunday 18th August 2024 The Jurassic Dance Festival is returning this summer, with DJ Judge Jules headlining. Set at Wilkswood Farm, situated between Swanage and Corfe Castle and home to the Wilkswood Reggae Festival, it’s a three-day celebration of classic dance music, from garage & drum n’ bass to disco and […]

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival AUGUST 2024

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday 15th – Sunday 28th August 2024 This family-friendly, intimate festival is set on a farm just outside Swanage and is one of the most popular events of its kind on the Jurassic Coast. Kick back to the sounds of world and roots music, and dust off your dancing shoes for some toe-tapping traditional […]

Ranger School of Dance Presents: Showtime (at The Mowlem) JULY 2024

πŸ—“οΈ Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th July 2024 Save the date for a summer performance at The Mowlem by Swanage-based Ranger School of Dance. It will be the first full-school show in 20 years, with a cast of 80 performers, ranging from aged three to adult. Showtime will feature a specially-devised work from James Lovell, […]

Free Kids’ Dance Workshop (at Furzebrook Village Hall)

πŸ—“οΈ Thursday 30th May 2024 Enjoy a fun morning of dance and creativity at this free workshop for kids. It’s a great opportunity for children to try out dance through games and creative exercises. No experience is necessary and sessions are suitable for all abilities. Timings For more information and to book a space email: […]

Balkan & Yiddish Dance Workshop (at The Mowlem)

πŸ—“οΈ Saturday 25th May 2024 Whether you’ve got tickets to see She’Koyokh at The Mowlem tonight or not, anyone can come along to their special pre-show dance workshop. You’ll learn traditional Balkan and Yiddish set dances and circle dances, accompanied by live music from the band. There are limited spaces for the workshop, so book […]

May Day Ceilidh (at Corfe Castle Village Hall)

πŸ—“οΈ Monday 6th May 2024 Enjoy an afternoon of traditional music and dance with local Maiden Oak Ceilidh Band this Bank Holiday Monday. No experience is needed – there’ll be a caller telling you what to do. There will also be a raffle, along with refreshments (cash only). Tickets

Modern Jive at Swanage Conservative Club

πŸ—“οΈ Friday 12th April 2024 **SOLD OUT** Learn to Modern Jive at Swanage Con Club with Chance to Dance. Dance instructors Nigel and Jai will hold a beginners’ class, followed by an evening of freestyle for both beginners and experienced modern jive/ceroc dancers. It’s a Swanage Fish Festival fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards this […]

Ranger School of Dance Easter Bazaar

πŸ—“οΈ Saturday 30th March 2024 All are welcome to the Ranger School of Dance Easter fair at its dance studios. Easter-themed fun includes Hot drinks and cake will be available, as well as the chance to buy a ‘Showtime’ t-shirt ahead of the RSOD’s performance at The Mowlem in July. For more events from the […]

Barn Dance at Swanage Methodist Church

πŸ—“οΈ Saturday 16th March 2024 Dust off your dancing shoes for a traditional barn dance at Swanage Methodist Church. Local Maiden Oak Ceilidh Band will lead the music, with a caller guiding each step. Find out more about the Dorset-based ceilidh band and how to book them for your event or wedding reception on their […]