Folk Association of South Hants

 

Dance Clubs

Have a look at this video to see a flavour of some of the dancing we do and you can see where the various clubs are on our locate a club page.

 

MONDAY

Beaus of the Park FDC (Mostly Playford) - 8.00-10.00 pm. Church of the Resurrection Hall, Penarth Ave, Drayton, PO6 2AP. Sue Bradshaw. 02392 713158 http://beausdance.weebly.com

Bournemouth (Westhill) FDC - 7.30-10.00 pm. Annunciation Church Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9RW. Liz Neal 01202 572196. cerameed51@gmail.com www.bournemouthfolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

Eastleigh FDC- 7.30-10.00 pm. The Railway Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FE. Joy Simmons. 02380 252248 www.eastleighfolkdance.org

 

Gosport & Fareham Interfolk - 10.00-11.15 am. General International Folk Dancing. St Francis Church Hall, Clayhill Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2AJ. Tessa & David Bloodworth. 02392 526489. www.interfolk.co.uk/gfi

Irish Set Dancing - 8.00-10.30 pm. Every Monday except bank holidays, September to June. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portswood Rd, Southampton, SO17 3SB. 'Round the House and mind the Dresser!' has been the caller's cry as these traditional square sets were and are danced in pubs and kitchens all over Ireland. Newcomers always welcome. Contact Michael & Eileen McCarthy 02380 767340.

Shoreham FDC - 8.00-10.00 pm, (Not Bank Holidays). St Julian's Hall, Rectory Road, Kingston Buci, Shoreham-by-Sea, W Sussex, BN43  9RW. Shirley Holroyd. 01273 415557 www.shorehamfolkdance.org.uk

Waterlooville FDC - 8.00-10.00 pm, 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays. Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way, PO7 7AY. Jane Tull. 02392 258056

Winchester Baroque Dancers - 7.00-9.00 pm, some Mondays, check website for dates. St Peter's School, Olivers Battery Road, North, Winchester, SO22 4JB. www.winchesterbaroquedancers.org/

 

TUESDAY

Fleet International Folk Dancers - 7.45-9.45 pm. United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, GU51 3AF. Linda Melville-Smith 01483 506328 melvillesmith@btinternet.com

Kempshott FDC - Fortnightly 2.00-3.30 pm. Kempshott Village Hall, Pack Lane, Kempshott, Basingstoke, RG22 5HN. Frances Atkins. 01256 359505

ISLE OF WIGHT FDC - 2.30-4.15. 2nd & 4th Tues. Wootton Methodist Church Hall, 88 Station Rd., Wootton Bridge, PO33 4RE Elaine Shiers 01983 759970

Salisbury FDC – 7.30-10.00 pm. St. Martin's School, Shady Bower, Salisbury, SP1 2RG. David Tullis. 01980 863024 http://sarum.webplus.net/

Solent Country DC - Main Hall, Bedhampton Social Hall, Havant Road, Bedhampton, PO9  3ES. Sue Bradshaw. 02392 713158 http://solentdance.weebly.com

Stubbington International FDG - Roman Catholic Church Hall, Bells Lane, Stubbington, PO14 2PL. Times can vary - usually 10.00 - 12.00. Check the dates on our Diary, or with the contact, Bob. £5/session to include a Tea/Coffee Break. Bob Neal 01329 609589. neal.bob61@gmail.com

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers - 7.30-9.30 pm, some Tuesdays and Thursdays - see the website for dates. Georgian and especially Napoleonic era dance. Beginners always welcome, 14-25 year-olds half price. St. Denys Church, Dundee Road, Southampton, SO17 2ND. dukesdancers@gmail.com www.dukesdancers.com/

Winchester RSCDS (Scottish Country Dance) Teaching Night - 8.00-10.00 pm. Club night is on Wednesday. St Peters RC Primary School, Olivers Battery Road North, Winchester, SO22 4JB. Wendy Mumford. 01264 363293 http://wessex-scd.org.uk/winchester/

 

WEDNESDAY

Alton Playford FDC 10 am-12 noon 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays. Assembly Rooms, Alton, GU34 1BA. Trevor Dando. 01420 83514

FolkActive Dances with live music - 1.30-3.30, 2nd Wednesday (except August and December). Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE. £4 per session, refreshments available. www.folkactive.org.uk/activities/folkactive-dances


The Hampshire Regency Dancers - 8.00-10.00 pm, St. Luke's Church Hall, Stanmore, Winchester, SO22 4BX (1st and 2nd Weds.) and Shawford Parish Hall, Shawford, SO21 2AA (other Weds.). Caroline Tracey. info@hrd.org.uk www.hrd.org.uk

Methodonsko. 7.30-9.30 pm, every Wednesday. Mainly Balkan dances. Methodist Church Hall, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2GJ. Mad Chapman. 02380  267616 www.facebook.com/methodonsko


New Forest Scottish Country Dancers 7.45-10.00 pm. Methodist Church Hall, Avenue Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RT. www.thebrigs.co.uk/nfscd/index.html Maggie 07977095357

Sam's Stepping - 8.00 pm, 3rd Weds, not August. Southern step dancing session. Samuel's Rest, Shedfield SO32 2JB. Jo & Simon Harmer. 01489 899023 jo@folkactive.org.uk


Winchester RSCDS (Scottish Country Dance) Club Night - 8.00-10.00 pm. St Peters RC Primary School, Olivers Battery Road North, Winchester, SO22 4JB. Wendy Mumford. 01264 363293 http://wessex-scd.org.uk/winchester/

 

THURSDAY

"AS MANY AS WILL" The Best of English Country Dance 7.30 -10.00 pm. First Thursday of each month except August. Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, SO21 2AA. Nigel Close 01962 714220

Chichester FDG - 8.00-10.00 pm, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, Fishbourne Centre, Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, Chichester, PO18 8BE. Nigel Beaton 01243 786916 http://chifdg.weebly.com/

Chilworth Contras – 8.00-10.30 pm, monthly. Chilworth Hall, Chilworth, SO16 7LD. John & Hilary Turner. 02380 360892 (Note: postcode is the nearest for electronic navigation - hall is adjacent to The Chilworth Arms pub on Chilworth Road). john@jhmturner.me.uk www.jhmturner.me.uk/chilworthcontras.htm

Chilworth Contras meets monthly see website for dates

Click the link to see the English Contra Dance Band at Chilworth Contras

The Duke of Wellington's Dancers - 7.30-9.30 pm, some Tuesdays and Thursdays - see the website for dates. Georgian and especially Napoleonic era dance. Beginners always welcome, 14-25 year-olds half price. St. Denys Church, Dundee Road, Southampton, SO17 2ND. dukesdancers@gmail.com www.dukesdancers.com/

The English Regency Dancers - 7.30-9.30 pm, Workshops every week. Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL. www.englishregencydancers.org/ admin@englishregencydancers.org

Fordingbridge English Country Dancing Group – 7.30-9.30 pm. Godshill Village Hall, Woodgreen Road, Godshill, Fordingbridge, SP6 2LL. £10 for 4 weeks or £3 pay-as-you-go. Contact John or Sue - 01425 654951, via Facebook, or via their website.

Highcliffe FDC - 7.30 pm. Greystones House, Waterford Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5JL. Jan Harris 01202 427523 janharris16@hotmail.co.uk

Hursley International Folk Dancers - (mainly Balkan/Israeli) - 7.30-10.00 pm. IBM Hursley Clubhouse, Hursley Park, Winchester, SO21 2JN. http://hifd.ibmhursleyclub.org.uk/info/HIFD.htm 01962 867140

 

FRIDAY

Felpham and Middleton FDC – 7.30–9.30 pm. The Small Jubilee Hall, Elmer Road, Middleton-on-Sea, PO22 6DZ. Barbara Oakley. 01243 582627

 

SATURDAY

East Dorset Folk Dance Club - 3.00-6.00 pm. Mostly 3rd Sats. St Mark’s Church Hall, Hinton Wood Avenue, Highcliffe, BH23 5AA. Alan Moody 01425 271910

 

Other Dance clubs that are a bit further afield

Guildford Folk Dance Club
Willingdon International Folk Dance Group (E.Sussex)
Bexhill International Folk Dance Group

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