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
Brief details of the
last event for the 2016/2017 season are given below, together with a list
of the workshops for the 2017/2018 season. A flyer for the new season
will be available in May, in time for our AGM, and much more information
about the autumn workshops will be included in the July edition of 'Solent
Waves'. A copy of the flyer can be downloaded here.
Ceilidh. Winchester Guildhall. Lisa Purkiss calling to
the music of Threepenny Bit. Doors open 19.15 for a 19.30 start. However
a music session with Cath Watkins is planned in the bar from 17.00.
This is not a FASH workshop but a ceilidh sponsored by FASH. Tickets
£12 available via this link.
Mrs Savage's Whim - 'Playford Perspectives'
the morning Pete and Marj Hendy
- 'Modern Playford style and some of their own'
in the afternoon Nigel Close
- 'So Ron, it's Right'
both sessions with Andrew Purkiss
Turner with Pete & Sue Hall -
'Ken Sheffield's Dances from Two Barns'
Morse with Pete & Sue Hall - 'From the Sublime
to the Ridiculous'
Yeomans with Pete & Sue Hall - 'Celebrating
Patt Shaw's Centenary'
Madding Crowd - West Gallery Music
Come to sing, play an instrument or just listen (see flyer).
Booking required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01243 531497
Stevens with Andrew Purkiss 'Shapeshifters'
Andrew Purkiss - 'Crossing the Pond'
20th May 2018
AGM, followed by cream tea and dance. AGM starts at 4.00,
dance starts at 6.00 - Caller Ian Kirby with Pete and Sue
Stepping workshop led by Simon and Jo Harmer with JigFoot at Twyford.
Pat Shaw workshop led by Madeleine Smith at Soberton. March 2014
workshop led by Mike Bailey of Madding Crowd. February 2014
Parish Hall in a larger map
Village Hall in a larger map
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