Folk Association of South Hants




The next workshop will be on 6th October at Soberton Village Hall, when John Turner, accompanied by Pete and Sue Hall, will be calling dances by Charles Bolton and David Roberts. Remember that the lunch arangements are now Bring Your Own, rather than Bring And Share.


We have added a Google calendar for our workshops for those who use on-line calendars. For more details on how to access it, look on our 'Workshops' page


The 9th and 10th November are the dates for a week-end workshop of 18th century dance, led by Parisian choreographer Cécile Laye. The location is Weeke Primary School in Winchester - tea and coffee will be available but you will need to bring your own lunches. Full details of the week-end can be found here and a ticket booking form can be downloaded here. More information can be found on and


May Heydays (which has replaced the Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival) at last know whether they have what was the bank holiday Monday. Apparently it is not available for them, so the dance program has been rearranged and ticket prices adjusted accordingly. Until the end of January 'Earlybird' tickets are available, saving £12; if you book before the end of September you can save another £2 per ticket. Camping on-site is £20 per person. Booking at the moment is by downloading a copy of the booking form from the website (note that it is a Word document, not a PDF), filling it in and sending it back via e-mail, tranferring the cash by BACS. Alternatively, you can print the form out and post it together with a cheque. Campers are able to stay until early Monday morning - the last dance will end at 10.30 pm on Sunday, or possibly even a bit later.


We now have the 2019/2020 program of Twyford Ceildhs, which can be downloaded here. The first dance of the season is on 5th October, with Ian Kirby calling to music by Squinty McGinty.


The D3M3 club have asked to be included in our diary pages. This a club which has been running for about 4 years, based at Alton Rugby Foootball Club clubhouse. The name comes from its times, Day three (Wednesday) on Week three - so the third Wednesday every month. Their web page is and you will also find a Facebook page. A licensed bar is available and doors are open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start. Details of the autumn program can be found on our diary page.


There is a huge range of events taking place at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset. For more information, visit Their 'What's on' page allows you to search for particular dates and also select specific types of event. There are many different and flexible possibilities regarding accommodation, so their website is well worth a visit.


The English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line now. Many song and dance workshops are included. See and go to their 'What's on' page, or use this link to find out what is taking place this month and to book tickets.


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