Great news! Bombshell Chic will be joining us at The Royal Bath, Bournemouth!

Bombshell Chic join the Royal Bath

Great news! Bombshell Chic Ltd will be joining us at The Royal Bath Hotel for the Boogaloo Jump Jive weekender in #Bournemouth next weekend, Friday 15th-18th November 2019. 

Due to popular demand, we are selling day tickets this year. Just £25 for the whole day (from 10:30am) including dance classes and evening bands, or £20 for the evening – from 8:00pm. 


Friday’s line up:

Cool music for dancing with Pat da Kat: 8.00 – 8.30pm
Ruby & The Dukes: 8.30 – 10.00pm
Chris Corcoran Big Band: 10.30 – Midnight
Late night record hop with Pat da Kat: Midnight – 1.00 am

Saturday’s dance classes in the Kings Hall include:

10.30 – 11.30 Swingsters Swingin’ Saturday Stroll 
Mike & Mel have choreographed a swingin’ Saturday stroll – come along Saturday morning and have fun learning this groovy Stroll and get your weekend off to a Swingin’ start – join them on Saturday night on the
dance floor where you can get your groove on. No partner needed.

11.35 – 12.35 Argentine Tango with Ian & Suzanne
Learn the foundations of Argentine tango – a subtle and closely led dance loved by dancers and audiences for its beauty, passion and drama. Learn a few simple stylish moves to give you a taste of the Tango!

12.40 – 1.55 Swing Jive for Beginners with Paul & Debbie
This great 1940’s/50’s Jive Dance is suitable for all levels, using a simplified six count footwork. You can use this pattern for faster Swing, Jazz and Rock’n’Roll music. Paul & Debbie will get you dancing even if you
haven’t danced before!

2.00 – 3.10 West Coast Swing with Ian & Suzanne
West Coast Swing is derived from Lindy Hop. It is a slotted swing dance, characterised by its use of triple steps and a smooth and linear style, made up mostly from 6, 8 and 10 beat moves. Ian and Suzanne will introduce you some of the basics of the dance.

3.15 – 4.30 Lindy Charleston and Variations with Paul & Debbie
An energetic Lindy Hop class with many Lindy Charleston variations to add to your Swing Jive. Suitable for beginners and more experienced dancers

Saturday’s line up:

Pat da Kat: 8.00 – 8.30pm
The Hep Chaps:  8.30 – 10.00pm
Laura B & Her Band: 10.30 – Midnight
Late night record hop with Pat da Kat: Midnight – 1.00 am

Saturday’s dance classes in the Kings Hall Private Bar include:

1.30 – 2.45 Balboa with Mike & Mel
Balboa is a smooth sophisticated swing dance which evolved in California at the same time that Lindy Hop developed in New York in the late 1920’s. Low impact to dance to faster music with a cool and beautiful look. We aim to multi-level the class to give more experienced Balboa dancers a challenge.

2.50 – 3.50 Rhythm & Blues with Mike & Mel
Taking you back to the 1940s where Rhythm & Blues evolved from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. Get ready to get down and get those hips moving.

4.00 – 5.00 Salsa with Ian & Suzanne
Ian & Suzanne will teach you some essential, gentle Salsa steps to dance to those numbers from Latino artists such as Ritchie Valens or The Mavericks, to name only two.

Sunday’s line up:

Pat da Kat: 7.30 – 8.00pm
The Cadillac Kings: 8.00 – 9.30pm
Kit Packham’s One Jump Ahead: 10.00 – 11.30pm
Pat da Kat: 11.30 –Midnight

Sunday’s dance classes include:

Dance Classes in The Kings Hall:

10.30 – 11.45 1920’s Partnered Charleston with Paul & Debbie
Paul and Debbie specialise in this wonderfully flamboyant dance from the era of flappers, gangsters and molls. Danced with a partner, it is great fun and fantastic to dance to fast music! Paul and Debbie will teach the basic footwork and throw in some great moves. This class will be suitable for all.

12.00 – 1.15 Peabody with Mike & Mel
A brilliant and fun ragtime dance loved by swing dancers at the Savoy Ballroom. Lively and easy to learn. It evolved into the modern quick step.

1.30 – 2.45 Lindy Hop Smooth & Slow with Paul & Debbie
An 8-count based lesson – using their wide knowledge of all aspects of Lindy Hop, Paul & Debbie will help you to understand lead & follow techniques using some stylish moves which will add class to your dancing.

3.00 – 4.15 Introduction to Quick Step with Ian & Suzanne
Learn the basic steps to get you dancing round the room to the quicker swing numbers. It’s great fun!

Dance Classes in The Kings Hall Private Bar

12.30 – 1.30 Cha Cha with Ian & Suzanne
A Latin dance of Cuban origin introduced in the early 50s. It’s a fun dance to get your feet moving and your hips swinging.

1.35 – 2.35 Collegiate Shag with Mike & Mel of Swingsters
Collegiate Shag has been wildly popular since the late 1920’s and predates the Lindy Hop. It is a fun swing style using 6 beat footwork involving hops and kicks and breaks. Often danced to quicker tempos.

2.40 – 3.40 Musicality with Mike & Mel
Join Mike & Mel in this fun class as they give tips, ideas & stylings on how to explore and express yourself while dancing to the music.

3.45 – 5.00 The Shim Sham with Paul & Debbie
A great chance to learn this very popular jazz dance, usually danced to Jimmie Lunceford’s “’Tain’t what you do” amongst other tracks. No partner or experience required. Incorporating many syncopated jazz steps,
breaks and fun bits. This is a great dance to know & danced worldwide!

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Jump Jive & Boogie at The Carrington 2015

Jump Jive & Boogie Good news!
The Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend at The Carrington House Hotel has now been confirmed for Friday 27th – Sunday 29th March 2015, and we’ve held the price for 2015 at this year’s price of just £179 per person, with plenty of single rooms with no supplement and some superior rooms available at a supplement of just £45 per room for the weekend.  The Carrington House Hotel has a very large ballroom which is great for dancing and is now undergoing refurbishment.
Any suggestions you have for bands will be welcome!

Jump Jive & Boogie in Bournemouth March 2014

CARRINGTON JJB 2014 LOW RES FRONTWe have a stunning weekend of jump jive bands and dancing at The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth 28th to 31st March.  The weekend is headlined by the fabulous Revolutionaires and we also have charismatic frontman Jackson Sloan with his new band The Rhythmtones, plus the 11-piece Regular Joes, The Cadillac Kings and Greggi G & His Crazy Gang.   Super-cool DJ Pat da Kat is MC for the weekend and we have all-day dance classes in Lindy, West Coast Swing and more from Mike & Mel of Swingsters, Paul & Debbie of Get in The Swing and Ian & Suzanne of Dance Diversity.

All for the great value price of £179 per person for three nights half board, and with single rooms available at no supplement!   To book ring Boogaloo on 01252 793430.   For more details visit our Jive page .

Jive Aces Christmas Celebration

Friday 21st December 2012 from 7.00 pm ’til 11.00 pm in the Great Hall at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, GU9 4DG

 This was a great success last year, so we’re returning for another great night on Friday 21st December. 
A special Christmas event in the Great Hall with the UK’s top Jive & Swing band. Put on your dancing shoes, or just relax and enjoy the show with The Jive Aces and their special guests at this extra special Christmas celebration.

The Jive Aces are renowned for their hot, swinging music and high-energy stage show playing songs made famous by such greats as Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and Sammy Davis Jnr as well as featuring a selection of superb originals. Although they play on the ‘Jive’ scene, the Jive Aces are also regulars at Colne Blues Festival and other Festivals, because of their influences from Louis Prima and other greats.

The Jive Aces brought the house down at thousands of festivals, theatres, and dance halls throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and beyond, also making hundreds of TV and radio appearances world-wide. This in-demand six piece have worked with Van Morrison, John Travolta and Isaac Hayes and many others as well as performing for HRH Prince Philip.

Tickets cost £14 advance or £16 on the door.

To book, ring the Maltings Box Office on 01252 745444, or you can reserve online and pay on the night at the advance ticket price.

New Venue for 2013

We are planning a ‘Jump Jive & Boogie’ Weekender at the De Vere Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth 15-18 November 2013  with prices from £179 per person for 3 nights half board.  This is a luxury venue , with panoramic views,  award winning cuisine, a beautiful spa, a lovely ballroom and all the unique splendour of a true British Victorian great.   It’s also in an excellent position close to the shops and the centre of town.    We will be taking bookings soon but already have a list of customers wishing to book, so if you want to go please email us and we will put you on the list!

Si Cranstoun at Boogaloo Jump Jive Weekender

There is just a week to go ’til the Jump Jive & Boogie Weekender taking place at Warner’s Lakeside, Hayling Island Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2012.   Can’t wait!

Si Cranstoun headlines with his fabulous band, plus the Earl Jackson Four, The Cadillac Kings, Greggi G & His Crazy Gang and The Catfish Kings.  Plus MC/DJ Pat da Kat and dance classes in Lindy, modern jive, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Shag – and more!   We still have a small number of ‘Standard Plus’ rooms left for £194 a person when you quote code JJB13.   We would strongly recommend this weekend, but if you can’t make the whole weekend, we do also have a limited number of day tickets available at £25 a day.  

You can book the weekend by calling Lakeside on 023 9246 3976 quoting code JJB13.  For day tickets please email Boogaloo for details at or ring us on 01252 793430.