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Yorkshire Freestyle Nights

Hello and welcome to Yorkshire Freestyle nights !

You have found the home of friendly welcoming Modern Jive Freestyle nights in Yorkshire with music by DJ Kerry B. For more info on who Kerry is see the July entry below or find our facebook group at Yorkshire Freestyle Nights by clicking on the facebook picture above left.

We have been running nights since 1999 in Wetherby and for almost as long in Tadcaster and have always tried to make our nights as friendly and welcoming for dancers as possible with a varied range of the very best modern jive music in great dancer friendly venues. Our nights attract dancers from all over Yorkshire and beyond and are currently held at 2 of the best loved dance venues in the area...

On the 1st Friday of every month we hold our Modern Jive Freestyle nights at The Engine Shed , Wetherby.

If you have never been to 'The Shed' before it really is one of the best dance venues in the North with 2 dance floors a great sound/lighting/big screen system and a late licensed bar.
There is an upper balcony area that looks down on the main room which also has its own dance floor It also has its own large car park covered by cctv. With its friendly atmosphere on top of that you are sure to have a great night out at this venue. There are also Modern Jive classes for beginners and intermediates here every Wednesday.

Our other Modern Jive Freestyle nights are held on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Riley Smith Hall in Tadcaster. Kerry will be in the main hall playing all your favourite modern jive tracks both old and new from 8pm til midnight. Entry to these nights is £8 but keep an eye out for our discount vouchers which give an extra £2 off door price on certain nights.

If you have not been to the Riley Smith Hall it is a great hall with a large sprung dance floor. There is plenty of parking in Tadcaster around the venue (including a large car park). Tadcaster nights are always special , with a great atmosphere and great dancers and the staff are always friendly with Chiqui on the door to welcome you with a smile and always helpful. The hall has a licensed bar also , with dancing on a Friday night til midnight...

Thankyou for taking time to read ...wherever you find yourself enjoy your dancing!



Would you believe we are now in our 19th year of freestyles! Our venues have a friendly atmosphere , licensed bar , parking and great dance floors...We always play the best music for modern jivers both old and new.

Find us on facebook at Yorkshire Freestyle Nights or email / text / call for more info

We always appreciate feedback on our nights so do get in touch.

UPDATE JULY 31st 2015

Dear Dancers and Friends

After being away for a while now I felt it was time to let you know my story and the reason I have taken a break.

Although I will try to keep this as short as possible, this is the most important message I have ever written, so I hope you will bear with me :)

Firstly I would like to apologize to those of you who have known me for a while and are hearing this for the first time. It just wasn't possible to tell everyone in person. Almost everyone that we have told so far has been very surprised at first - so don't take that mouthful of coffee just yet...

There's no easy way to put this so I'm just going to jump right in and tell you that I was born 'transgender'. I have been fighting this my entire life unbeknownst to all but a few, because from a very young age I learned that disclosure was something that led to ridicule and hostility. So you can get some idea how hard it is for me to write such a 'public' message as this!

Luckily for me things have changed now and I'm sure that most of you will know about transgender people via the media and will have an idea of what I have been going through. To cut a long story short, last year I was given the 'official' go ahead for medical treatment and with the amazing support of my family and close friends and the help of some fab staff at Seacroft hospital I have begun transitioning both physically and socially.

OK now you can take that mouthful of coffee and I promise I'm almost finished :)

My 'new' female name is Kerry or Kes. I know that this will take some getting used to, but I really hope that can happen because I would love to return to my old job as a jive DJ. Most trans people are of course able to transition without any kind of fuss or announcement such as this, but I have a very public job so I felt it best that I took time off for us all to adjust... I would not want to return if I made people uncomfortable on their night out or if there was any ill feeling.

Having said that, it's still me in here - I just look a bit different now...and I have faith in my friends and the people of the dance community who have always shown me support through the years. Fingers crossed all will go well and I will be able to soon return...

Thank you so much for reading all of this and I am happy to answer any (reasonable!) questions. Please feel free to comment or if you would like to message or friend me you can find me on facebook by looking for Kerry Bayley in our group "Yorkshire Freestyle Nights" (my old FB page is gone so please don't think I've unfriended you).
My new email is

Hoping to hear from you
Kerry (previously known as DJ Gary B)
PS please note that it is not April 1st!

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07578 423979

Phoning Kerry? Remember to say you got these details from UK-Jive.


The organiser last reviewed this information on 12/12/2017.
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, The Engine Shed, WETHERBY

  • Always a fab & friendly night at this unique venue! 2 dancefloors on 2 levels,licensed bar,car park and great sound & lighting. Great music all night guaranteed with fruit & cake served at half-time!
  • The Engine Shed, York Road , WETHERBY, LS22 7SU
  • Sat Nav Data: Lat. 53.933267 / Long. -1.380887
  • Starts at : 20:00
  • Door Price : £8