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


Brief is a list of our workshops for the 2017/2018 season. Much more information about the autumn workshops was included in the July edition of 'Solent Waves'. A copy of the workshops flyer can be downloaded here.

8th Oct 2017 Twyford   

Bob Morgan with Mrs Savage's Whim - 'Playford Perspectives'

5th Nov 2017 Soberton   

in 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

26th Nov 2017 Twyford   

John Turner with Pete & Sue Hall - 'Ken Sheffield's Dances from Two Barns'

14th Jan 2018 Soberton   

Ted Morse with Pete & Sue Hall - 'From the Sublime to the Ridiculous'

11th Feb 2018 Twyford    Victoria Yeomans with Pete & Sue Hall - 'Celebrating Patt Shaw's Centenary'

25th Feb 2018

Soberton    The Madding Crowd - West Gallery Music
Come to sing, play an instrument or just listen (see flyer).
Booking required - email or phone 01243 531497
18th Mar 2018 Twyford

Alan Stevens with Andrew Purkiss – 'Shapeshifters'

8th April 2018 Soberton Emma Wooders with Andrew Purkiss - 'Crossing the Pond'

20th May 2018

Soberton FASH AGM, followed by cream tea and dance. AGM starts at 4.00, dance starts at 6.00 - Caller Ian Kirby with Pete and Sue Hall.

For those of you who plan a long way ahead............ Read more

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


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