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The Venue (Click for larger version) Tony’s Bouncy Castle (Click for larger version) Cheeky Mikey with Sarah (Click for larger version) 
The Venue Tony’s Bouncy Castle  Cheeky Mikey with Sarah 

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What started back in 2001, as a small BBQ in Murphy's back garden to throw a party for our dancers has now grown to over 200 friends and acquaintances attending from all over the Country lasting several days. Camping for up to 65 tents in the garden and we have a list of local bed and breakfast accommodation on request.

Murphy very generously opens up his house to us all and a tremendous amount of work goes into preparing for this rather unique event. Please note that this is not an official "dance weekend", more a social gathering for dancers. We hope you'll understand that we cannot accept children or pets.

We are able to keep the cost of your ticket to a minimum thanks to the help of volunteers with the laying of the dance flooring, marquees, etc. leading up to the BBQ, plus the food preparation, and our own catering on the day. For it to continue to be a success, additional help is always appreciated, so please let us know if you are willing to assist in any way, say for an hour, so we all get to enjoy the weekend.


Special Class Night at our venue at Indian Queens on the Thursday (from 8 to 11.15 pm) with guest instructors.

Dance at our Indian Queens venue with a short intermediate lesson given by our guest instructors at 9 pm. At midnight, many campers will head back to Murphy's and be ready for the day of the BBQ.

Saturday/Sunday - BBQ

Saturday morning - The fun starts with many people helping out with the final food preparations or erecting tents as more people arrive. Dance music will be playing, games on the lawn, i.e. table tennis, boules, badminton, etc, and others may stroll down to the waterfront or walk into Flushing for a pub lunch or a trip on the passenger ferry across to Falmouth.

Saturday afternoon - Our guest instructors will be at the BBQ providing various mini workshops in the Marquee with freestyle dancing between classes.

Saturday night - BBQ food and buffet from 6 pm will be served by our "Celebrity Chefs". Impromptu Cabarets and lots of fun. Dancing finishes at 1 am outside but will continue inside the house until 3 am.

Sunday Morning - Big campers breakfast

D.J. Gary (Click for larger version)Music
Music from 12 noon right through to 1 am provided by top guest DJs

Plymouth Jive Club - Celebrity Chefs! (Click for larger version)Food
Included with your ticket is the BBQ, plus buffet and vegetarian options, available from 6 pm. For the campers, we fire up the BBQ again Sunday morning for big cooked breakfast.

Please bring your own drinks and glasses or mugs as only paper or plastic cups will be provided. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, etc will be freely available from the catering area at the side of the house where there is also a large kitchen sink with hot and cold water for washing up.

You may also like to bring a picnic chair.

Toilets & Showers
There are three bathrooms and three showers inside the house and port-a-loos outside.

There is room for everyone to camp on Murphy's lawn provided all tents are erected as close together as possible. Murphy will be around to help squeeze you in! We do ask PLEASE not to bring huge tents and try to share with friends, if possible. If you want to just bring a sleeping bag and airbed, there will be room in the marquee when the dancing outside finishes at 1 am.

Bed & Breakfast
We do have a list of B & Bs and hotels in the area for those who prefer a little more comfort but you will need to book early. Please ask us for details or contact Falmouth Tourist Information.

NO parking whatsoever in the garden on BBQ day. For those erecting tents on the day, we ask you to unload your car as quickly as possible. There is ample free parking in the adjacent field which the farmer kindly allows us to use. Please treat the farmer's field with respect as without it the BBQ could not be held!


Please click on the link below to download and print a copy of the booking form.

[ BBQ Weekend Booking Form ] (PDF document 88 KB)

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Please return the completed form with cheque made payable to "Newquay Jive" and send to:

Jill Colton,
Kwinanna Cottage,
St Francis Road,
Indian Queens

Please include an s.a.e. (1st class stamp) for your reply, tickets and directions.

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CALL US - Tel:    Pam: 07811 696275    Jill: 01726 861020

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