We’ve got a great line-up for our next Jump Jive weekend at The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth 24th – 27th March 2017 with six superb bands for dancing: Laura B & Her Band, Juke Joint Jump, Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones, Greggi G & His Crazy Gang, Hot Banana and the Sunshine Boys. Plus top DJ Pat da Kat and all-day dance classes with Mike & Mel of Swingsters, Paul & Debbie of Get In The Swing and Ian & Suzanne of Dance Diversity.
The Carrington is well known as a dance venue as it has two large ballrooms, plus comfortable en-suite rooms, an indoor swimming pool,on-site restaurant and bars, plus free parking. The hotel has undergone significant refurbishment in recent years. It also has a brilliant friendly atmosphere!
The price is just £199 per person for standard rooms (with some upgraded rooms available for a modest supplement), and at the time of writing we still have some (well two!) single rooms available. The value price includes three nights half board, all the bands, dance classes and DJ sessions. To book ‘phone us on 01252 793430 or email us at email@example.com.
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There are just a few rooms left for our new Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend taking place 16th – 19th December 2016 at The Victoria Hotel in Torquay The Victoria Hotel is a popular venue for dance events as it has two beautiful ballrooms, one with a sprung dance floor and the second with a cushioned floor – perfect for dancing. We have six fantastic live bands: The Swing Commanders, The Earl Jackson Five, The Revolutionaires, Ricky Cool & The In-Crowd, Joey & The Jivers and Greggi G & His Crazy Gang - plus all-day dance classes and late night DJ sessions. We are delighted to announce that we have Terry Elliott as MC/DJ. The price is just £189 per person for standard rooms (with some upgraded rooms available for a modest supplement). The value price includes three nights half board, all the bands, dance classes with Mike & Mel of Swingsters, Alan & Lisa of Swingstyle and Steve & Tara of Jive Revive. We have a handful of rooms left, so do get in touch soon if you’d like to go! ’Phone us on 01252 793430 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 2 – 5 December 2016 from £189 pp 3 nights half board.
Join us for a fabulous weekend of blues in the intimate setting of The Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth. A great opportunity to hear some superb music and visit Bournemouth’s shops and Christmas market.
The hotel is very welcoming and friendly, and we have ‘Happy Hour’ every day, plus a 99p bar for one hour from midnight every night. (Along with bacon butties!) In addition to the late night jam sessions, we also have an ‘open mic’ area so that you can have an informal jam or practice during the day. Plus a blues cinema. Tremendous fun as well as being a brilliant music weekend! ‘Phone us on 01252 793430 to book your room!
It’s not long now to our fabulous Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Royal Bath. Mike Sanchez & The Portions head up a killer line-up including excellent new band Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift, the nine-piece Kal’s Kats, fabulous piano player Dom Pipkin with his band The Ikos, the ever-popular Joey & The Jivers and one of our favourite bands the Ding Dong Daddios.
Plus all-day dance classes with The Swingsters, Get in The Swing and Dance Diversity, and late night DJ sessions with fab DJ Pat de Kat. We have a small number of day tickets available at £25 a day to include dance classes and live bands. Get in touch with Boogaloo to book!
There’s still time to come to our legendary blues weekend at Norton Grange, IOW, which takes place 7th – 10th October 2016.
Norton Grange is a lovely venue in walking distance of Yarmouth and right by the sea. We’ve got some great bands including Connie Lush, The Cadillac Kings, The Proof and Split Whiskers, plus the usual ‘extras’ with late night jam sessions and afternoon blues. And of course not forgetting Stompin’ Dave, who will be playing all sorts of instruments, flat foot dancing and making us laugh!
Warner’s are offering a bit of a discount for the last few rooms, so why not check it out? Click here, or telephone 0800 1 388 399.
Here’s the detailed programme for the weekend Programme v2
Many of you who have attended the Boogaloo events will have fond memories of Dr JJ, who sadly died last year. His widow Carole has released a very good CD with previously unreleased material. This is on sale direct from Carole at £10 plus £1 postage at email@example.com. All proceeds are going to JJ’s nominated charities (‘The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund’ and St Elizabeths Hospice, Ipswich). Payment details are on the attached.
We have purchased some CDs from Carole to make it easy for JJ’s many fans to buy a copy. These are available for sale at our gigs at Farnham Maltings each Thursday as well as at our weekenders. The CD is well produced and a lovely memento of JJ – it will make you smile, and maybe also make you cry! It also has a beautiful foreword from Doc Cox. It’s worth every penny, and for a good cause, so please do buy a copy!