Home to 2 monthly freestyles - 'Minstead Meltdown' and 'Jive Juke box'
The 'Minstead Meltdown' Friday freestyle will usually be held on the 2nd Friday of each month with now around 160 people attending each event.
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions and that overall you liked the idea of extending the chillout session which is now an hour long. The music will be mainly uptempo (115-150 bpm) during the main part of the evening, with the occasional slower track mixed in (nothing slower than 110bpm). Then from 11pm, we will play purely funky and chilled r&b, blues, latin and soul until midnight (90-115 bpm). All the music played during the chill out is suitable for people who just want to jive slowly, but dancers who try other styles such as Blues, Tango, WCS or smooth/slotted jive will also feel right at home with the mix played. This event will be an ultimate music mix of old & new favourites, plus introducing new finds and hidden gems to keep things fresh. Top DJ Richard P, who is already massively popular in the area, is the resident DJ providing the music mix.
The famous Minstead 'Jive Juke Box' request night freestyle will continue on the last Friday of every month with either Richard P, Richard O or both! at the DJ helm mixing your choices. This night is really buzzing with numbers averaging around the 180 mark, and usually at capacity by 9.30pm. The Jive Jukebox will keep to the same format with a dedicated last 1/2 hour session of the best of blues, smooth, chillout and funky R&B choices.
We have decided to limit the numbers at both freestyles to no more than 180 dancers to ensure there is still room to dance comfortably so everyone can enjoy the night. You can avoid the queues and guarantee your entry by using our online booking option here. The early bird booking price is just £6!* The door price is £9, but we suggest if you decide to pay on the door, that you arrive as early as possible to avoid having to queue waiting for others to leave.
Booking online has the benefit of guaranteeing your entry and avoiding having to queue at the door if the venue is full.
There is also a face book group for all things Ceroc - Click here to see the page or join, and get the latest updates, photos, requests or chat with fellow dancers whilst pretending to do some work!
*This early bird price applies to online bookings made by the Monday preceding the freestyle you are booking. After this, you can still book online for £8 until 7pm on the day of the event which gurantees your entry. Alternatively, you can pay on the door - subject to the venue not being full.
|Twice Monthly Freestyles|
|Doors Open 8.00pm|
|Freestyle until Midnight|
The Minstead Freestyles are usually the second and last Friday of each month. Please check our diary page for dates.
Twice Monthly Friday Freestyles
£6 to everyone if booked online by the Monday preceding the freestyle you want to attend, otherwise it is the price above on the door.
Please note that it is a requirement of our insurers that all people are registered as members to take part in any of our classes or events. Every month, we also e-mail 50 free passes on a random basis . If you would like to ensure we have your e-mail address, which guarantees you are kept informed about up coming events and any last minute class/event alterations, please click on the 'News Subscription' button at the top of the page.
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Minstead Village Hall is only 1/2 mile south of the A31 and 1/2 mile west of the A337 making it easily accessible from Southampton, Bournemouth, Lymington, Ringwood and Salisbury areas. The close proximity of the M27 also makes it an easy drive from places further east.
There is plenty of parking as the venue has 2 large car parks on site.
Richard O and Richard P are your Minstead DJs.