We run around
eight workshops between September and April. Most are on various forms
of dance e.g. Playford, Contras, Squares, Country dancing and anything
else that we think people might like. We have live music and excellent
callers. Most of the dancers are quite experienced, and if you are a newcomer
to folk dancing you will probably find it easier to try a ceilidh or a
dance club first, to learn the basics, but everyone is welcome, with a
partner or on their own. These are workshops, as against "a dance
night", by which we mean that the dances will be taught. We might
focus on improving some aspects or different styles or dancing in different
positions. We had one workshop a while back where the music changed part
way through the dance from a jig to a waltz and then a tango! From which
comment, you may be able to infer that these Sundays are meant to be enjoyable
and informal. Read
Below is a list of
our workshops for the 2018/2019 season. Much more information about the
autumn workshops will be included in the July edition of 'Solent Waves'.
A copy of the workshops flyer is available here.
Andrew Purkiss - 'Dances Old and New'
with Andrew Purkiss - 'From Playford to Shaw'
Rhythmic with FolkActive - a "Do Something Different"
Courthold with Andrew Purkiss - 'Something Borrowed
Squares & Contras, both with figures borrowed from Modern
Western Square Dancing'
Pete & Sue Hall - 'Mathematical
Nightmare from Gary Roodman
and Sets in Order Square Dances 1948 to 1985'
Madding Crowd - West Gallery Music
Come to sing, play an instrument or just listen.
Booking required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01243 531497
with Pete & Sue Hall - 'A Polychromic Gentleman -
dances by Chris Turner'
with Andrew Purkiss - 'Crossing Borders and the Pond - Dances from both sides of the Atlantic & Scottish style'
12th May 2019
AGM, followed by cream tea and dance. AGM starts at 4.00,
dance starts at 6.00 - Caller Karen Ilott with Pete and
For those of you who
plan a long way ahead............ Read more
Stepping workshop led by Simon and Jo Harmer with JigFoot at Twyford.
workshop led by Madeleine Smith at Soberton. March 2014
workshop led by Mike Bailey of Madding Crowd. February 2014
And some of the comments
we have received about our workshops........
challenging but their dances were very interesting
|Very clear instructions
so it was easy to dance
which seemed to be enjoyed by everyone
|They are such
skilled musicians and make it so easy to fit the steps into their
music. Brilliant quality
|Great music made
you want to get up and dance
Parish Hall in a larger map
Village Hall in a larger map
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