UK's authentic 40s dance!

Stage Door Canteen's

20th anniversary

6 June 2018

St Clair sur l'Elle, Normandy, France

The Stage Door Canteen dance is a re-creation of the wartime allied forces social club providing entertainment for the troops.


How it all began...

The first Stage Door Canteen dance was set up and run by Deborah (Mrs.D) with her team of doughnut dollies at the War and Peace Show in 1998 in a small marquee with a tea urn, a few tables and chairs but lots of friends coming along for a cuppa in that hot Beltring sun! Tickets for the jump jive dance in the evening were for selected guests only and that fantastic night was to prompt many more in the following years.

Mrs.D at the first Stage Door Canteen in 1998
Staff of the first Stage Door Canteen in 1998
Stage Door Canteen's first sign in 1998

Volunteers and Doughnut Dollies of the only Stage Door Canteen that took place at the War and Peace Show, 1998.

The Stage Door Canteen’s very first sign,

painted by Deborah and her son Lee in 1998.

Staff rehearsing for the evening’s entertainment.

Jump jiving at the Stage Door Canteen, 1998.

Jiving at the Stage Door Canteen's in 1998
Stage Door Canteen staff rehearsing



This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary
in Normandy, France!


Looking forward to greeting you
at our next dance!

Stage Door Canteen hostess Mrs.D
Stage Door Canteen host Mike

Husband and wife team, Mrs. D. and DJ Mike

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