Dances

We normally have a lively mix of dances! – This was our programme for 24th May 2017 8:00-10:00pm

The Metropole         Gravediggers’ Gallop       Whalebones        Dunham Oaks     The Nice Combination

Whitby Anchor Chain            Christina          Turn of the Tide      Howling at the Moon    Balance the Star

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!