About Us

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Donahey’s specialise in organising amazing 4* & 5* Weekend Breaks with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing & offering fabulous Ballroom Dance Lessons in Manchester, Stockport, Plymouth & Kingsbridge.

Donahey's Dance School 50th Anniversary

Whether you would like to learn to dance for an upcoming social event, or you’d like to spend an immersive weekend with your favourite stars of Strictly Come Dancing, we have some wonderful classes & events to offer.

Shirley, Amy & Paul Donahey

In 2018, Donahey’s celebrated 50 years of teaching people to dance. Founded in 1968 by Patrick & Shirley Donahey, mother & son team Shirley & Paul Donahey offer fabulous Ballroom lessons in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, plus amazing 5* weekend break experiences.

Donahey’s is one of the countries leading Dance schools, teaching adults of all ages to dance. We truly pride ourselves on the quality of our events and dance classes, all with a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.

Donaheys Family

Our slogan ‘Where dancing is great fun’ – our founding philosophy which we believe is paramount to our success over the past 50 years.

BBC Radio Devon

Catch Paul on a weekly guest slot on Kerry White’s Saturday morning BBC Radio Devon show.
Paul & Kerry will once again be chatting all things Strictly plus all about our fabulous Dancing with the Stars Weekends.
Why not tune in this Saturday between 10.05am – 10.15am?
Or listen again to the show;

International Dance Teachers Association

Donahey’s is recommended by and affiliated to The International Dance Teachers Association.

The IDTA is a modern, progressive and forward thinking Dance Association who conduct examinations qualifying teachers of dancing. Entry to the Association is by examination only based on detailed knowledge of the dance techniques and on the ability to teach the various dance forms to a wide range of prospective students.

Contact Us

Our main office is based in South Devon
Donahey’s Events LTD
PO Box 126
Kingsbridge
TQ7 9BB
You are welcome to telephone Freephone 0800 160 1770; Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.
You are welcome to email info@donaheys.co.uk/donaheys
You are welcome to use our Contact Form below;


We aim to respond to all emails & enquiry forms within two working days;

Your Donahey’s……

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Shirley, Paul, Amy & Len
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Patrick, Shirley & Paul Donahey
Patrick, Shirley, Amy, Chris, Jaclyn, Karen & family
Paul, Amy, Vincent & Flavia
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Shirley, Paul, Anton & Erin
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Len Goodman
Paul, Amy, Darren & Lilia
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Shirely, Paul, Amy, Brian & Kristina
Shirley, Paul, Amy James & Ola
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Amy, Paul, Tony & Danielle
Paul, Amy & Swing Xtreme
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Children In Need Show

Donahey’s hugely successful Weekend Breaks are operated by Donahey’s Events LTD.
Registered Office; Sigma House, Oak View Close, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FF
Company No 4673588, registered in England & Wales. VAT registration No 180 1553 29
Donahey’s dance classes are operated by Paul & Shirley Donaghey.

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Donahey’s hugely successful Weekend Breaks are operated by Donahey’s Events LTD. Registered Office; Sigma House, Oak View Close, Edginswell Park, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7FF. Company No 4673588, registered in England & Wales. VAT registration No 180 1553 29