Folk Association of South Hants


On Sunday 18th October we held our first (very successful) online dance via Zoom. It was led by Victoria Yeomans with live music from her husband Dave, both of whom are very experienced at running dances online, which is why it seemed effortless and was most enjoyable!

The session started at 2pm and lasted for approximately 2 hours. Dances were adapted to be satisfying for one couple or one person to dance whilst still retaining the essence of the original. There was a demonstration of each dance followed by a walk through and dances ran a little shorter than usual to accommodate dancing in confined spaces and/or on carpet.

Victoria and Dave have very kindly agreed to run an online dance on 10th January 2021, the date we had planned for Victoria's FASH workshop at Soberton. Exact details will be given nearer the time. If you are not already on one of our FASH emailing lists and would like to attend, please contact If you have never "Zoomed" before, you can download instructions here.

Sadly, as announced at our very recent AGM, we have decided to cancel our January and February 2021 workshops. Watching carefully how the pandemic is progressing, even if dancing in large groups were possible by then, we doubt we would get sufficient numbers attending to make the workshops practicable. We have left the March and April workshops in the program in the hope that things will have improved sufficiently by then, but whether they run or not is still subject to review. We shall let people know in good time whether or not they will take place.

Welcome to the Folk Association of South Hants website

FASH is a voluntary organisation of people who support Folk activities across our region. You can learn more about FASH by clicking here. We run music and dance workshops each year and would love to see as many newcomers at any of these events as possible. Everyone is most welcome but if you are a newcomer to folk dancing you will probably find it easier to learn the basics first at a folk dance club or ceilidh before trying the workshops. To find more about the clubs in the area, click on the menu above. We try and provide information on dance clubs, folk clubs who often have well know artists performing as well as singaround sessions, and Morris and other display sides. Read more

FASH is a an associate member of EFDSS (the English Folk Dance and Song Society)

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Any of the FASH committee members listed on our contacts page would be very pleased to talk to you personally.