Dances

This was our programme for 5th July 2017 8:00-10:00pm with guest caller Norman Bearon

Young Phillis of Wakefield     Pine Cones      Elephants Stairs      Star of Kintra       Trip to Faber       

Cockshaw Burn          Salute to Preston        Double Cross   Portesham Breakfast       Alabama Jubilee     

Playford and Playford style dances are very popular in our club. Alongside those to be found in the Barnes Collection I and II are the dances from Maggot Pie and Fallibroome. Hugh Stewart’s The Country Dance Book proves very useful and typical of the contra and contemporary material the club enjoys. Other dances are from the “Ring O’ Bells” series. I use tunes from the Portland Collections amongst other books, particularly for contra dances.

As well as our usual Wednesday club nights we have dances for special occasions.  Our “End of Summer” dance 2014 on 27 August featured Foxfire from the USA with caller Norman Bearon.  Christmas 2014 saw the return of Martyn Harvey and in 2015 we welcomed back Rhodri Davies plus resident band. For our End of Summer Dance 2016 we will have a workshop and evening dance with Geoff Cubitt plus Change of Key.  We enjoy a real mix of dances!