Saturday 14th September Bournemouth Pavilion

Tickets for 14th September 2024

Tickets will be released at 10am Sunday 4th August

Welcome to a fantastic night of dancing from 8pm to midnight! You will be in the best dance venue in the South. A purpose built Art Deco ballroom, and always a sell out.

Our DJs on this occasion will be Nigel and Jai of Chance to Dance Jiving they are both experienced jivers and jive teachers.  I’m pleased to say this is the first time that we will have a couple as DJ  and embarrassed to admit this is the first time we will have a female DJ. !!!
No theme but it is still Summer so Colourful dresses and waistcoats or shirts Guys. Basically it is the Pavilion so we try to raise our game.
Tickets will go on sale on Sunday 4th August at 10am. I’m pretty certain that there is no need to feel anxious about getting tickets. We have raised the number to 350 and at the last event everybody that wanted to attend did get in,  even though some were buying a few days before the actual event.

For information the Christmas Ball will be on Thursday 12 December, tickets will be released early November.

All these events are run by a fabulous group of volunteers and this sense of community is reflected in the open, fun, atmosphere of the evening.

Bournemouth Pavilion

This Dance is big, up to 350 Dancers. It attracts dancers from across the south and brings together dancers from a wide variety of settings so you’re always likely to see people that you haven’t seen for a while. I try hard not to clash with regular jive providers and weekend events. Always a great atmospere and one or two fun dances, eg mystery dancer and a stroll (line dance) so as to encourage mixing. A bar and free water is available.

Buying Tickets

Tickets will be £ 13 booked in advance which you can cancel for a full refund up to a week before the event. I deliberately try to keep the price down so that no one is excluded. But as all proceeds go to charity if you can afford more PLEASE buy raffle tickets on the night.

Please, if you can, buy online, there are NO additional charges to you it just makes it more manageable for me. But if you can’t then text or email me I don’t want you not to come!

Tickets Refunds

A full refund is available up to 7 days before the event you have purchased. Please email for a refund.

Buying Tickets Offline

You can text: 07788 787701 or email if unable to purchase via the website!

Go Green

In order to make some small contribution to the awful problem of climate change, we are encouraging people to consider sharing transport. When booking you will be given the opportunity to indicate if you would be open to your contact, email or mobile, being shared with someone who lives near you. ONLY if you wish you can then link up to car share. This has been used by some at previous events.

Silent Raffle

On the night a fabulous group of helpers are running a silent raffle to raise additional funds for Citizens Advice. If you would like to contribute a prize bring it along on the night or please email me and I will pass the information on to them.

Covid safe

There will not be any covid monitoring. Alcohol gel will be widely available at the event and of course if you have any covid like symptoms please do not attend.


I know the cost of parking in Bournemouth puts people off, BUT there is FREE parking along the clifftop after 8pm that’s BH1 3AA It’s a five-minute walk, I’ve done it.

Cheaper Parking is available at Central car park, Upper Hinton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2HH. £5.20 for all evening. Four minutes walk from the Pavilion.

Other Pointers

The Pavilion. have informed me that the bar is now cashless so payment can only be made by card.

You may remember the last time, and I think this applies to a lot of venues now, they may, sadly, want to check bags on arrival as they do not permit patrons to bring in their own alcohol. I don’t know how they are about water, which always seems ludicrous to me, but I think you know water is now provided for free.

Many people have asked me how they can  learn the stroll in advance.  if you can visit the following website

and there are others, you will be able to see how it’s done. It’s called the Charleston stroll, It is fun and the more on the floor the better, getting it wrong is part of the fun. And remember it’s not meant to stop the jiving, you can watch if you want but also carry on dancing if that’s what you would prefer,  there is plenty of room for both.

Thank you for your continuing support for the raffle but this relies on you bringing donations that you think might be suitable.  It raises a significant amount of money for the charity each time which helps enormously.

Thank you for the way you always join in to make these parties such a success. Any help you can give, if you’re still there, at the end is always appreciated although I do have an amazing band of helpers too!

A worthy cause. Proceeds go to Citizens Advice – Registered Charity

All the jives organised by me are in my role as a member of The Friends of East Dorset and Purbeck Citizens Advice. This is a registered charity, no profit is made or taken by me and I am accountable to the Friends committee and ultimately to the Board of trustees. My role is entirely voluntary.

I think Citizens Advice is a great service. All it does is help people to access their legal rights which otherwise, through lack of knowledge, they might be denied or cheated out of.

The dances that I organise, generally three a year, give me a chance to combine my wish to support the Citizens Advice Service together with wanting to keep Jivers dancing in the wonderful setting of the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom. As far as I know it’s the only location, in the south, where we dance in an actual Ballroom! The groundswell of support that these events have generated, seems to indicate that it’s what people want too, as now virtually every one is sold out.

Why not join the fun over in our Facebook Group.

Thank You

In Support of:

East Dorset & Purbeck Citizens Advice