Next Social event, Illumination Dance




Next Social event, DanceXcess




Core to the club’s philosophy is that to enjoy the wonder that is modern dance, both freestyle dances and class nights are key. To learn how to dance, how not to dance and then to enjoy your dance in a friendly, safe and social environment.

Whether you are an experienced dancer looking for further tuition in moves, styling or musicality, or a complete beginner with ‘two left feet’ – all are welcome.

No partner needed, although this is a partner dance, the idea is to move people on but if you have a partner and want to stick together this is also ok.

Choose your nearest venue for class nights, St Ives, Harlow, and progress from beginner to intermediate and beyond. Then enjoy your new found dance abilities at any of the regular freestyle dances (Social nights out) normally at weekends.

Freestyle Dances are held in Modern Jive, and mixed-styles of Smooth jive, West coast Swing, Blues & Expressive, allowing you to explore the various styles to enhance your dancing, or to choose your preferred style.

Whatever your dance ability, come along to a class night and the Crew & teachers will help you realise your desire to dance, or to progress your dance.

DanceXcess runs Class nights, Freestyles, Workshops, Tea dances and social nights out at various venues in the UK and runs the only 3 room, 5 style with a dedicated West Coast Swing room freestyle in the area (ELEMENTS), we also run the only musicality based freestyle in the east of England  (Illumination Dance) for those that like expressive music & dancing, with other venues in, North London, Milton ‘Keynes & Leicester areas.

DanceXcess St Ives & Harlow offers FREE Tea & Coffee all night, and soft drinks are on sale, we don’t have a bar so you can BYO drinks. On freestyles at St Ives we offer a food feast which starts at around10.45pm to give the dancers a break and social catch up at the same time we play Expressive music for around 20mins for the more adventurous dancers. On some freestyles we have a 2nd room which plays the more tempered music (Blues, Tango, Expressive) to complement our main room of (Modern Jive, up-tempo music).