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

They teach Tango and Blues dancing as private one-to-ones, weekly classes, and at some of the UK's largest mixed dance weekenders. We can also work with you to create a 'first dance' for your wedding.

Every month they host Tango, and Blues events. They also  arrange and run Stokie's three popular annual dance weekenders.

With decades of dance experience between them, you really are in safe hands with Stokie's events and classes.





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...]
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 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
Facebook Link December 13th

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Wymeswold Memorial Hall
Clay Street

LE12 6TY

West Midlands
Facebook Link December 20th

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Barlaston Village Hall
Longton Road

ST12 9AA















Stokie's Dance Weekenders


Stokie's Alt
Tango Weekender

A weekend focused on the pleasure of learning and dancing Alt Tango
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Facebook Link April 17th-19th 2020

NEW!

Embrace It

A two-room Tango and Blues weekend that's focused on learning, and connecting through the embrace
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Facebook Link Aug 14th-16th 2020









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07768 469 777
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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 DJ Roachie play 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 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 Cost: £10 before 9:30pm, £12 after 9:30pm
Start Time: 8pm
End Time: 1am

SatNav Info:
Barlaston Village Hall
Longton Road
ST12 9AA

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Stokie's Alt Tango Nights:

Come and be a part of the tango underground with Stokie's. We are delighted to invite you for another night of carefree social Tango dancing. The evening consists of an experienced Tango DJ 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; most of it not really composed with tango in mind.

There will be no tandas, no cortinas, no traditional tango music and no cabaceo. Dance with who you like, ask who you like, dance for as much or as little as you like, eat, drink, laugh, make friends and have a good time. What an excellent way to start your weekend!

Door Cost: £10
Start Time: 8:00pm
End Time: Midnight

SatNav Info:
East Midland Events
Wymeswold Memorial Hall (8pm-midnight)
Clay Street  LE12 6TY

West Midland Events
Barlaston Village Hall (8pm-midnight)
Longton Road  ST12 9AA

South Midland Events
Beckford Village Hall (7:30pm-11:30pm)
Main Street  GL20 7AA


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Stokie's Alt Tango Weekender:
Facebook Link April 17th-19th 2020

Stokie's Alt Tango is now in it's sixth year of monthly milongas! And it's with that wealth of knowledge and experience that we are delighted to being to you our BRAND NEW weekend of dance - Stokie's Alt Tango Weekender!

A full weekend dedicated to nothing but the very best in Alternative Tango. Expect top tuition through the day, great food, comfortable rooms, and fantastic DJs through the evening into the wee small hours. We throw open the doors on Friday and we'll be dancing, socialising and learning right through until Sunday.

Cost £230 per person if booked before March 8th 2020, after that £260.
Places are only secured with a £40 non-refundable deposit.
Full balances are due on March 8th 2020.

Booking is now open! For information on event details and all booking enquiries 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:
Facebook Link Aug 14th-16th 2020

Embrace It, is a full board, two-room weekend of Tango and Blues enveloped in that unique, friendly, Stokie's atmosphere. This weekender is all about the learning. With classes through the day, and then freestyle in the evening so you can consolidate your learning, it's a weekend to really accererate your dancing.

Improve your current style, or 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).

Cost £230 per person if booked before July 12th 2020, after that £260.
Places are only secured with a £40 non-refundable deposit.
Full balances are due on July 13th 2020.

Booking is now open! For information on event details and all booking enquiries 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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Stokie's has featured on Confessing The Blues, The BBC and of course UK-Jive