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Dancing For Pleasure hosts social and ballroom dancing events throughout Dorset with the occasional dance holiday thrown in to add some verity. Originally started and ran for many years by Keith Porter who sadly passed away but not before passing on all the knowledge to his daughter Barbara who now continues on in her father’s dance steps…

Barbara currently hosts regular Tuesday and Wednesday night dances at the Lytchet and Upton British Legion and Christchurch British Legion and also puts on Saturday night dances at the Merley Community Centre once a month and St James Church in Southbourne. Check the diary for dates on the Saturday dances. 

Barbara has a good following of dancers and they certainly like the mix she puts on for them and there are always dance partners more than willing to dance with the solo dancers who attend. It is a great way to meet new friends and keep fit and healthy at the same time. Also Barbara is always more than willing to play any requested dances throughout the evening for those who do have their favourite dance tunes.

Warwick Ballroom Torquay…

One of our favourite dance holiday destinations.


Keep an eye on this website for up and coming dance holidays especially down to Torquay, Where our dances enjoy the Warwick Ballroom whilst staying at the TLH Leisure Resort 



24th – 27th Staying at the Victoria Hotel in Torquay with afternoon tea dances and evening dances in the Warwick Ballroom. Ticket are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

£345 per couple

£180 per single