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The Cinnamon Club is back with a new season of singing, dancing and live music

By David Prior at

The Cinnamon Club is back with a brand new season of singing, dancing and live music.

The Bowdon venue, which has been at the heart of the Altrincham community for over 15 years, is open seven days a week for singing, dancing, live music and parties.

Called the “Ronnie Scott’s of the North” by the Manchester Evening News, the Cinnamon Club has another packed programme of live music coming up.

This Thursday, acclaimed jazz band Ben Cox Band returns to the club fresh from a support slot for Gregory Porter at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The Ben Cox Band is in action on Thursday

Call the club now on 0161 926 8992 to book in, or email abi@thecinnamonclub.net. More details here.

Cinnamon Club owner Neil Hughes said: “Since 2003, we have had great artists here very week, from Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton and Georgie Fame to OMD and the Beautiful South.

“Please come and try us – not many towns this size have a beautiful period ballroom and jazz club, you’ll be surprised. Intimate and fun, if you love live music, we have something for you.”

Also back are the popular dancing classes, on what is the largest dedicated sprung dance floor in the area.

Dancing classes are back at the Cinnamon Club this week

If you’d like to try modern jive – “as sexy as salsa and just as fun” – then you can drop in to beginners’ classes every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. No need to book.

Or if you’ve been inspired to take up Latin and Ballroom after watching Strictly, you can learn the basic steps of the Waltz, Tango, Jive and Cha Cha on every Sunday and Wednesday, from 6pm to 10pm.

If singing is more your thing, the Cinnamon Club has two choirs every Wednesday.

The daytime choir, at 1pm, involves over 40 singers lead by Clare Morel from The Music Place and Richard Wetherall on piano. There’s no need to audition and coffee and cake is included. The evening choir is from 8 to 9pm.

The Vibrant Voices choir together at the Cinnamon Club

Vibrant Voices is the club’s Community Choir, for people living with dementia, memory loss, Parkinsons Disease, stroke survivors, together with the carers and families who support them.

It takes place every Wednesday at 2pm – you can read more about Vibrant Voices here.