Stokie and Essie-Jo
Essie-Jo and Stokie
Stokie and Essie-Jo began running Stokie's with the sole intention of creating dance events of the highest quality, that were friendly, inclusive, with fantastic music.

They also teach dance as private one-to-ones, weekly classes, and at some of the UK's largest mixed dance weekenders.

They host monthly tango, blues, and SmoothX dance events, and along with arranging and running our annual dance weekenders we have gained a fair bit of experience over the years.

It's safe to say that when it comes to dance events, you are in safe hands with Stokie's.

Upcoming Attractions

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SmoothX

SmoothX is a brand new way to approach your dancing. Smooth-eXpressive dancing is, simple, modular, role neutral, and exciting. Seamlessly and smoothly plug elements of different dance styles straight into your current dancing [Tell me more...]

Stokie's Monthly Blues Parties

A laid back atmosphere, a unique blend of great music, and welcoming dancers with a late night finish. Attracting dancers from all over the UK. Dancing from 8pm 'til 2am [Tell me more...]
West Midlands
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Stokie's
Rebellion
Nights

With music from anywhere and everywhere this is night that bucks the convention of freestyle nights. So, expect the unexpected, but expect it to be exceptional
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East Midlands
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Stokie's Alt
Tango Nights

An inclusive event with music from all times, places, backgrounds, and styles. Suitable for carefree social tango; but none of it really composed with tango in mind  [Tell me more...]
East Midlands
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Wymeswold Memorial Hall
Clay Street

LE12 6TY
West Midlands
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Barlaston Village Hall
Longton Road

ST12 9AA


Stokie's Dance Weekenders


The Lock-In

A weekend focused on the pleasure of extended social dancing
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Embrace It

A 'two-room' weekend that's focused on connecting through the embrace
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Dance 'til Dawn

Finding bliss dancing thro' the night into the wee hours
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Talk to Us: 
07768 469 777
Write to  Us:
stokie@stokies.org

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Stokie's Monthly Blues Parties:

When it comes to blues nights we like to keep the formula simple. Fantastic music, friendly crowd, lovely sprung wooden floor and an atmosphere that is out of this world You may end up wondering where the night vanished to as DJs Stokie  and Roach play six hours of the finest tunes to seduce your ears and make your feet beg you to dance. If a laid back atmosphere, a unique blend of music, friendly dancers and a late finish sounds like your type of a night, then have we got a treat for you.

We have a beautiful sprung maple dance floor, free parking, friendly dancers from all over the UK, a laid-back, relaxed, party atmosphere that is like no other.

There is no licensed bar, but a small selection of soft drinks, fresh tea and coffee is on sale through the night, and you are most welcome to bring your own drinks if you wish.

Door Price: £10
Doors Open: 8pm
Last Track: 2am

SatNav Info:
Barlaston Village Hall
Longton Road
ST12 9AA

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Stokie's Rebellion Nights:

What is a rebellion night? It's a night of music from anywhere and everywhere! A night that bucks the convention of freestyle genres in favour of an ethos of any music, so long as it's exceptional. So, expect the unexpected, but do expect it to be exceptional. With a couple of experienced DJs spoiling you with tunes you've never heard, tunes you love but have never danced to, and of course a few real classics.

The evening kicks of at 8pm and we'll be dancing to anything and everything until midnight. It's an awesome start to any weekend! You'll love it.

No snootiness, totally inclusive, friendly Stokie's atmosphere.

Expect the music to be exceptional. Expect to dance - a lot!

Doors open at 8pm, arrive early or you will miss something you would have wanted to dance to. BYOB if you want, fill a car with your dance mates, and start your weekend the way you all deserve to - early!

A Friday night freestyle that thinks it's a Saturday; Rebellion.

Door Price: £10
Doors Open: 8pm
Last Track: Midnight

SatNav Info:
Wymeswold Memorial Hall
Clay Street
LE12 6TY

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Stokie's Alt Tango Nights:

Come and be a part of the tango underground with Tango Stoke. We are delighted to invite you for another night of carefree social alternative dancing. The evening consists of two tango DJs playing a huge variety of non-tango music for you to dance tango to. There will be music from all sorts of times, places, backgrounds and styles. All of it suitable for carefree social tango dancing; none of it composed with tango in mind.
There will be no tandas, no cortinas, no traditional tango music, no modern tango music and no cabaceo. Dance with who you like, for as much or as little as you like, eat, drink, laugh, dance and have a good time. What an excellent way to start your weekend!

Entry: £10
Start Time: 8:00pm
End Time: Midnight

SatNav Info:
East Midland Events
Wymeswold Memorial Hall
Clay Street  LE12 6TY

West Midland Events
Barlaston Village Hall
Longton Road  ST12 9AA


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The Lock-In Weekender:

A weekend aimed squarely at the dance addict. A weekend with the focus on social dancing for extended periods of time. With no evening passes into this event, it gives dancers the opportunity to connect with each other as individuals as well as dancers. Add in a connection to the music, the floor, and each other that the carefully placed clases promote and you have a recipie for an incredibly special weekend of dancing. Lock-In? More like your chance to 'lock the world out'.

Projected cost when booking opens - £220 per person booked on 'early bird' price. Cost after that date £250 per person. Places will need to be secured with a £40 non-refundable deposit.

Booking is NOT YET open, for advanced availability information, and event details please contact Essie Jo via Facebook private message or on 07768 469 777. This weekender is FULL BOARD. There are NO freestyle only/evening passes for this event. Come and explore your dance potential with us.

Travel Info:
Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre
DE74 2DF

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Embrace It Weekender:
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Embrace It, is a full board, two-room weekend of Tango and Blues enveloped in that unique, friendly, Stokie's atmosphere. With dance instruction through the day, and social dancing through into the wee small hours, it's a weekend to really accererate your dancing.

Perhaps dip your toes into another style. With Tango and Blues dancing being such close cousins, our teachers will show you how to transfer your skills with ease. The music will be a balance of traditional and modern (both Blues and Tango).

Teaching and DJ Line Up

Details of the teachers and DJs for Embrace It will be announced over the next few days.
In no particular order, your teachers and DJs for Embrace It
Ali Vale [BIO]
Nigel Anderson and Nina Daines [BIO]


The cost of the weekend is: £220 per person booked BEFORE July 14th. Cost after that date is £250 per person. Places are secured with a £40 non-refundable deposit. Full balances are due on July 14th 2017.

Booking is already open, for availability and event details please contact Essie Jo via Facebook private message or on 07768 469 777. Explore your dance potential with us.

Travel Info:
Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre
DE74 2DF

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Dance 'til Dawn Weekender:
Facebook Link Nov 17th-19th 2017

At Stokie's you know it's all about the dancing. This is a weekend of pure dance indulgence. From funky and fun afternoon dancing, through the up-tempo evening tracks, savouring the sumptuous late tracks and dancing to the dawn chorus to the best music from the UK's leading weekender DJs. Before you know it you'll have danced through 'til dawn and the smell of a freshly cooked breakfast.

Eat. Sleep. Dance. Repeat.

Put your dance shoes on when you arrive on Friday, and you don't have to bother your feet with street shoes until Sunday afternoon.

We have sole use of a beautiful independent hotel right in the middle of the country. It is less than a mile from J24 on the M1, and a two mile taxi ride from East Midlands airport and the nearest train stsaion. However you look at it, Kegworth Hotel is slap bang in the middle.

This weekender is FULL BOARD. There are NO freestyle only/evening passes for this event.

Cost per Person:
Full board, £220 (early booking price)
Secured with a £40 non refundable deposit

For booking details and availability please contact Essie via Private Message on Facebook or on our usual contact number 07768 469 777

Explore your dance potential with us.

Travel Info:
Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre
DE74 2DF

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Stokie's has featured on Confessing The Blues, The BBC and of course UK-Jive