Folk Association of South Hants


FASH workshops and events

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 more


Below is a list of our workshops for the 2019/2020 season. Much more information about the winter/spring workshops will be included in the December/January edition of 'Solent Waves'. A copy of the workshops flyer is available for download here. Also see our Facebook page

6th Oct 2019 Soberton   

John Turner with Pete & Sue Hall - 'Bolton and Roberts - Dances by Charles Bolton and David roberts'

17th Nov 2019 Twyford   

Jane Thomas with Andrew Purkiss - 'A Medley of Contras in Minor Sets'

15th Dec 2019 Twyford   

Ramskyte - a "Do Something Different" day! - 'Winter Songs and Traditions'. For more information on this workshop download a flyer here.

12th Jan 2020 Soberton   

Emma Wooders with Mrs Savage's Whim 'A Walk in the Fallibroome Garden - Dances by Bernard Bentley'

9th Feb 2020 Twyford   

Brian Stanton with Pete & Sue Hall - 'Both sides of the Atlantic - Mainly English Country Dances from Choreographers Outside of the UK'

1st Mar 2020


The Madding Crowd - West Gallery Music
Come to sing, play an instrument or just listen.
Booking required - email or phone 01243 531497

15th Mar 2020 Soberton

Alan Stevens with Andrew Purkiss - Shapeshifters - Dances with Unusual Formations, Contra and English'

26th April 2020 Twyford Madeleine Smith with Steve Hunt - 'Dancing is Music Made Visible - Focussing on the Music's Central Role in Dancing'

17th May 2020

Soberton FASH AGM. AGM starts at 4.00, dance starts at approx. 6.00 - Pete and Sue Hall with caller Ian Kirby. Please note the changed date.

Southern Stepping workshop led by Simon and Jo Harmer with JigFoot at Twyford. March 2014


Pat Shaw workshop led by Madeleine Smith at Soberton. March 2014


West Gallery workshop led by Mike Bailey of Madding Crowd. February 2014


And some of the comments we have received about our workshops........

Mentally challenging but their dances were very interesting
Very clear instructions so it was easy to dance
Good dancing 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


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