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The St James Dance Festival is back for 2024!

After a hugely successful festival last year, we are happy to announce the return of the St James Dance Festival for 2024. A weekend full of dance workshops and socials, a 50s dance party on Saturday night featuring ‘The Class of ’58’ on of the UK’s most popular Rock’nRoll and Doowoop bands,  plus a traditional Tea Dance on Sunday to round off the weekend.

The dance workshops include Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Lindy Hop and Rock’n’Roll, and are free of charge. So you can enjoy a full weekend of dance for just £15.

The Class of ’58 will provide the live music for our Rock’n’Roll and Lindy Hop dance party on Saturday 20 April. 

The Class of ’58 will provide the live music for our Rock’n’Roll and Lindy Hop dance party on Saturday 20 April. 

The entire weekend from 19 – 21 April will be dedicated to dance, with everything from Bachata to Ballroom, Salsa to Lindy Hop available to learn and dance.

The Dance Socials

Friday 19 April
Salsa Social

8.30pm – 11pm

Come and feel the rhythm of Salsa and Bachata at the Salsa Social on Friday Night.

You don’t need to register or to get tickets for the Friday Social, just come along!

Please do register if you would like to attend any workshops on Friday, before the social.

Saturday 20 April
1950s Dance Party
with Live band
7pm – 11pm

Saturday Night is Rock’n’Roll night!

Put all your newly learned swing and rock’n’roll skills into practice, put on your gladrags and dance along to a live band!

Read more about ‘the Class of ’58’ below.

Sunday 21 April
Tea Dance

2pm – 5pm

Come and get dressed up for an afternoon of fun dancing, at this Tea Dance Social. Try out your newly learned skills and meet up with a new group of people.
Tea & Coffee will be served.

You don’t need to register or get tickets for the Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance, just come along!

The Class of '58

The ‘Class of ’58’ are a regular at top-tier festivals and events in Europe and the Rest of the World and have completed headline performances at many major festivals including “Chromefest”, NSW Australia, The Summer Jamboree Italy, Bethune Retro France and Rockin’ Doowop Gran Canaria among many others, and have recently completed a four-date Arena Tour as guests of popular main-stream German artists, “The Firebirds”.

The Coleman Family are “The Class of ’58”, regarded Internationally as one of Europe’s best and most popular Rock & Roll and Doowop bands.
Now into their 22nd year as an all-family unit, having celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2022, “The Class of ‘58” consists of the Whole Coleman Family; Dad, Howie on Guitar/ Vocals, Mam, Chris, on Double Bass/ Vocals and sons, John, on Drums/ Vocals and David, Piano/ Vocals.


Learn Something New

Friday April 19
6.15pm – 7.15pm:

Bachata Workshop

Friday April 19
7.30pm – 8.30pm:

Salsa Workshop

Saturday 20 April
10am – 10.45am

Salsa Workshop

Saturday 20 April
11am – 11.45am
Ballroom (Cha Cha Cha) Workshop

Saturday 20 April
12pm – 12.45pm
Lindy Hop Workshop

Saturday 20 April
2pm – 2.45pm

Bachata Workshop

Saturday 20 April
3pm – 3.45pm
Ballroom Workshop

Saturday 20 April
4pm – 4.45pm

Rock’n’Roll Workshop

Sunday 21 April
1pm – 1.45pm

Swing Workshop

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You don't need to get tickets or register for the Friday Night Social and Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance


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