Welcome to Swing Your Partners - Barn Dances and Ceilidhs for all occasions.

If you want to arrange a special event for:

  • a wedding
  • a party to celebrate a special day
  • a ceilidh
  • a fundraising event
then a barn dance will be sure to meet your needs.

It provides an opportunity for people to meet socially with a chance to chat as well as to dance. My dances are tailored to the ability of your guests, be they beginners or experts, and I can arrange bands to cater for all tastes. The accent is on enjoyment, entertainment and fun.


Call me and I'll call for you

Call 01452 308125 to discuss your requirements or send an enquiry

Book early to avoid disappointment

A bit about me

I'm Derek, a barn dance caller based in Gloucestershire. I have over 30 years of experience with hundreds of successful weddings, parties and fundraising events, working with different audiences and in many different venues. I work with a variety of different bands to suit all tastes. I am willing to travel up to 1 hour from home.

We had a fantastic evening and so did all our guests. It was certainly something different and has kept people talking till now!! We just wanted to write and say thank you to you all for giving us a wedding reception to remember. Sam, Roger and Ben.
Thank you so much for your hard work as a caller at our Barn Dance at Taynton & Tibberton Village Hall on Friday 29th June. It was a fantastic evening and we raised 585 for our local playgroup and nursery. I think so much fun was had by all that there are murmurings of wanting to do it all again next year. Everyone was extremely impressed with the band and I hope you will pass on our thanks to them as well. Thanks again for making our event such a great night out. Nicola
We had a fantastic time and everyone loved the band. Thank you so much! Hopefully we'll have an opportunity to use your talents again soon. Eunice and Hans
The perfect end to a perfect day Bride's father
You are such a good man and a great caller too. Your work last night was astonishing, hence the squeals of delight! Chris
Thank you very much for making our Barn Dance such a great event. Everyone who came thought it was wonderful which is mainly down to your hard work.
Just a quick note to say a very big thank you to you and the band for making the evening go with a dosey do! You were absolutely fantastic even if we weren't! Thank you again, we shall certainly be recommending you Andrew & Nicola
Thank you so much to you and the band for making my birthday such a success . everyone really enjoyed themselves. If anyone makes an enquiry and would like to talk to someone who has recently had you as a caller, then please feel free to pass on my number and email. I would be happy to tell others about how much fun we had. Claire
Although it is already Thursday, I feel compelled to write in order to thank you again for giving us such a wonderful evening on Saturday. You were a clear caller and many have remarked about that since. I cannot thank you enough for making our evening such a success, and such fun. Graham will always remember his 40th birthday surprise, and those of us who attended will have many happy memories of that evening. Sylvia
I wish to say thank you to you and Cat's Whiskers band for a thoroughly enjoyable evening last Saturday. So many people have said how much they enjoyed the music and dancing. You looked after us so well and everything ticked like clock-work and I am most appreciative of you efforts. Richard
I think we are just about back to normal! But before any more time passes I just had to put pen to paper to say thank you very much for making our evening on 28 February very special indeed. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and are still talking about it. The photos bear witness that we all had such fun. Exactly what both Alastair and myself wanted to achieve . thank you all for your large part in ensuring we got there. Elaine
Thank you very much for the fantastic entertainment you provided throughout the evening. I have received nothing but praise for the evening, especially the dancing. Once again thank you for a memorable evening KB