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Dorset Swinging Ball
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Dorset Swinging Ball Returns

The Dorset Swinging Ball returns to Weymouth Pavilion on Sat 4th December 2021! Miss Annie and The Midnight Shift return as the feature band after a wonderful show at the same event in 2019.

Our COVID-Safe plan should fill you with confidence that you can enjoy a splendid evening of dancing and socialising with friends.

Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift logo

This Swinging Themed Ball is open to all, whether you want to spend all night dancing or prefer to kick back and watch the show.

This event will follow a similar format to 2019's hugely popular Dorset Swinging Xmas Ball held in Weymouth Pavilion, a format which has been honed over nearly 20 years of running similar Swinging Balls in Hampshire.

These events attract some of the UK and Europe's finest jive and swing bands.

More Than Just a Live Band Event

Our Swinging Balls are more than just a live band event though. Guests are invited to dress appropriately for retro / festive theme - but keep it light-hearted, this is a theme evening and just for fun! Our team will be busy dressing the venue, especially for the night!

The band will be supported by swinging DJs and a warm-up lesson. The DJ team will play a great mix of swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues music.

Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift

Weymouth Pavilion offers a spacious dance floor, ample seating and tables plus a fully licensed bar. Being located on the seafront the venue offers a fabulous location, beautiful views and a large car park on-site. We expect to attract dancers from all over the South.

Our Swinging Balls have featured some of the finest performers for dancers, acts including The Regular Joes, The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez, Si Cranstoun, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and The Swing Commanders have all appeared at our Swinging Balls over the years. We're confident that this evening will bring just as much joy to attendees.

Key Details of COVID-Safe Plan

This event will run with a COVID-Safe plan to minimise risks. Key points include...

  • Take a lateral flow test before entering
  • Reduced Capacity
  • Social Dance Colour-Coded System
  • No Rotation During Warm-Up Class

Please also read our full COVID-Safe measures further below.

SOCIAL DANCE COLOUR-CODED SYSTEM - A colour-coded system will be in place, so you can visually show whether you prefer to be asked to dance or not. Guests will be able to wear stickers, available on arrival. Green stickers can be worn if you are happy to be asked to dance, red stickers if you don’t want to be asked.

Extraordinary Ticket Cancellation Policy

As attendance may be dependant on a negative test, we're adjusting our cancellation policy.

Everybody who does not attend the event and notifies us by the end of the following day, Sun 5th December, can use the value of their ticket against a future event, so no ticket holder need lose out.

Purchase Tickets from This Page

Tickets can be purchased from this web page. An e-ticketing system operates, you will receive your tickets by email directly after the purchase has been completed. If you don't receive emails in your inbox please check your spam folder before contacting us.

E-tickets can be shown to our door team from your smartphone. Please save paper and only print your ticket out if you are not able to display it on a smartphone on arrival at the event.

Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy

Full terms and conditions for our events, including Ticket Cancellation Refund Policy, Event Cancellation, Changes To Advertised Line Up, Aborting Events and Transfer of Tickets can be found on the following link. By purchasing a ticket for this event we understand that you accept the terms and conditions detailed on the link.

Terms & Conditions – Dance Events

Full COVID-Safe Measures for Events

 

Your Contact Details

As a condition of your booking, we will expect you to

  • Test for COVID-19 less than 24 hours before the event if you are suffering from symptoms.
  • Notify us immediately if you have a positive covid test result after attending the event
  • Supply accurate email and phone contact information so we can notify you if somebody in your group tests positive

If anybody at the event tests positive and informs us, we will inform you directly. We will not be sharing your data with any 3rd party contacting system, such as NHS Test & Trace. 

Please inform us at info@theswingdancecompany.co.uk if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result.  

 

Don’t Attend If…

You are feeling ill or has COVID symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days. 

Tickets can be rolled over to a future event for anybody who has not attended due to a positive covid result.

 

Capacity & Distancing

Capacity will be reduced to allow more personal space.

However, there will be no formal social distancing requirement due to the nature of the event. Negative lateral flow tests should provide reassurance to attendees of the safety of this event.

 

Hand Sanitization

Please use hand sanitization before, during and after this event.

 

Please Ensure You Register on Arrival

We need to know every person in attendance. The welcome team will have a register so please ensure they have noted your admittance.

 

Wearing of Face Coverings

Face coverings are not required but guests are welcome to wear them if they choose.

 

Other Things We Are Doing

  • No rotation during warm-up class
  • Wiping down surfaces
  • Lowering music levels to reduce the need for projection when speaking. 
  • External doors/windows will be open wherever possible to increase airflows.

 

What Happens If...

If the local area, venue or key staff are locked down or ordered to self-isolate then the event will be moved on to a future date.

We look forward to welcoming you to a safe and enjoyable event.

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Postponed from  March 2020, this event will run with a COVID-Safe plan to minimise the risks. Key points include

  • NHS COVID Pass Required for Entry
  • Reduced Capacity to 150 people
  • Social Dance Colour-Coded System
  • No Bar - BYO drinks
  • No Warm-Up Class

Details explaining these key points can be found further below. Please also read our COVID-Safe measures in full on this link.

NHS COVID PASS - This can be requested from the NHS if you have been double vaccinated, if you have reported a negative test to NHS within 48 hours of the event or if you have natural immunity. Please visit this NHS link for information about how to get your pass (online or postal options available).

REDUCED CAPACITY - Ticket sales wil be limited to 150, approximately half the attendance compared to our busiest events, allowing for more personal space.

SOCIAL DANCE COLOUR-CODED SYSTEM - A colour-coded system will be in place, so you can visually show whether you prefer to be asked to dance or not. Guests will be able to wear stickers, available from reception. Green stickers can be worn if you are happy to be asked to dance, red stickers if you don’t want to be asked.

NO BAR - BYO DRINKS - As the bar can be responsible for queues it will not be in operation. Please bring your own drinks and receptacles.

NO WARM-UP CLASS - As the warm-up class can cause added congestion in the hall, we won't be running it on this occassion.

Please read the full plan here...

Full COVID-Safe Measures for Events

 

Your Contact Details

As a condition of your booking, we will expect you to

  • Test for COVID-19 less than 24 hours before the event if you are suffering from symptoms.
  • Notify us immediately if you have a positive covid test result after attending the event
  • Supply accurate email and phone contact information so we can notify you if somebody in your group tests positive

If anybody at the event tests positive and informs us, we will inform you directly. We will not be sharing your data with any 3rd party contacting system, such as NHS Test & Trace. 

Please inform us at info@theswingdancecompany.co.uk if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result.  

 

Don’t Attend If…

You are feeling ill or has COVID symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days. 

Tickets can be rolled over to a future event for anybody who has not attended due to a positive covid result.

 

Capacity & Distancing

Capacity will be reduced to allow more personal space.

However, there will be no formal social distancing requirement due to the nature of the event. Negative lateral flow tests should provide reassurance to attendees of the safety of this event.

 

Hand Sanitization

Please use hand sanitization before, during and after this event.

 

Please Ensure You Register on Arrival

We need to know every person in attendance. The welcome team will have a register so please ensure they have noted your admittance.

 

Wearing of Face Coverings

Face coverings are not required but guests are welcome to wear them if they choose.

 

Other Things We Are Doing

  • No rotation during warm-up class
  • Wiping down surfaces
  • Lowering music levels to reduce the need for projection when speaking. 
  • External doors/windows will be open wherever possible to increase airflows.

 

What Happens If...

If the local area, venue or key staff are locked down or ordered to self-isolate then the event will be moved on to a future date.

We look forward to welcoming you to a safe and enjoyable event.

Extraordinary Ticket Cancellation & Refunds Policy

As attendance may be dependant on a negative test within 48hrs of the event, we're adjusting our cancellation policy.

We'll be accepting cancellations and offering full refunds until 9am on the Thursday morning directly before the event (eg 9am on Thurs 2nd Sept).

Everybody who does not attend and notifies us by the end of the following day, Sun 5th Sept, can use the value of their ticket against a future event, so no ticket holder need lose out.

 

Event Info...

We are delighted to welcome back JG & The Ultimates to The Swing Dance Company! JG & The Ultimates were awesome when performing at our Xmas Swinging Ball in 2015 their return is much anticipated.

JG & the Ultimates are a rockin' rhythm & blues band formed and fronted by guitarist, Jay Gipson. Jay has played the guitar & been performing now for 30 years in a variety of bands, guises & genres. As well as performing for The Swing Dance Company, the band have taken festivals across the UK and Europe by storm including Viva Las Vegas, Atomic Festival, Twinwood, Secret Garden Party, Rhythm Riot & more. It's sure to be a great night! See JG & The Ultimates perform here.

Everybody is welcome at our Swinging Balls, whether you want to spend all night dancing or prefer to kick back and watch the show. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been held at Admiral Lord Nelson School for nearly 20 years and they have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK and Europe's finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.

 

Our Swinging Balls are more than just a live band event though. Guests are invited to dress smart or retro - but keep it light-hearted, this is just for fun!

The band will be supported by swinging DJs. The DJ team will play a great mix of swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues music. Don’t miss out on this fantastic night of live entertainment, music and dancing, book your tickets now!

 

The venue offers a spacious dance floor, ample seating and tables and you'll be welcomed by our own friendly team of dancers. Being just a few minutes away from the A27/M27 near the Eastern Road in Portsmouth, the venue is easy to reach from far and wide – we always attract dancers from all over the South. The venue has a large car park.

Our Swinging Balls have featured some of the finest performers for dancers such as The Regular Joes, The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez, Si Cranstoun, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and The Swing Commanders have all appeared at our Swinging Balls over the years. We're confident that this evening will bring just as much joy to attendees.

Purchase your tickets from this web page only. The e-tickets will whizz directly to your email inbox on the completion of your order. If they don't come through please check your spam folder before contacting us.

You can show your E-tickets and your NHS Covid Pass from your phone on arrival, or printed them out in advance if you prefer.

Standard Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy

View full terms and conditions on the links below. This includes Ticket Cancellation Refunds Policy, Event Cancellation, Changes To Advertised Line Up, Aborting Events and Transfer of Tickets. By purchasing a ticket for this event we understand that you accept the terms and conditions detailed on the link.

https://theswingdancecompany.co.uk/swinging-ball/terms-conditions-dance-events/

 

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