DANCE HOLIDAY IN MOROCCO - DANCE
EVENTS - REGULAR GROUPS - DRUMMING
COURSE - NON-DANCE EVENTS - CONTACT
What are Circle Dance and International Folk Dance? - See Dance
You can also see some details of PAST
For International Folk Dancing groups
elsewhere in UK visit the SIFD
NEW WEEKLY WORLD DANCE CLASS IN WIGGINTON, NORTH YORK. FREE TASTER 1.30 p.m. MAY 9, 2017
CULTURAL AND CIRCLE DANCE HOLIDAY AT LA
MAISON ANGLAISE, TAROUDANT, MOROCCO, running again
TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY TO 7 MARCH, 2017. See separate TAROUDANT
page, and also the LA
website. NOW FULLY BOOKED.
I am also still looking for other venue
suggestions for foreign and UK residentials. See separate Pilion
page on this site for previous Greek trips. Some photos from the
2009 event can be found online at
DANCE EVENTS - UK DAYS, WEEKENDS,
A hash symbol (#) before an event means it is
not one I am teaching or playing at. You can also see
some details of PAST EVENTS
SATURDAY APRIL 29, 11.00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m., SHEFFIELD. Balkan Circle Dance day. Some experience of circle dance, world dance or international folk dance needed.
Bring food for shared lunch; teas provided (I
don't usually bring coffee or soyamilk). The kitchen has smallish cups but no mugs, so you may want to bring your own
Cost £17 - £26, concessions £12 (self-select
according to income. Concessionary rate intended mainly for unwaged on state benefits, and for students. If in doubt, ask
me). Please book in advance with £5 deposit - email
me for account details for an internet banking transfer, or send a cheque. Deposit non-returnable except at my discretion. Early
booking discount of £2 if booked by April 6.
Venue St. Gabriel's Church Hall, Dobbin Hill, Greystones,
Sheffield S11 7JB. Click for location map at www.streetmap.co.uk - the church
is at the north end of Dobbin Hill, on west side of road, by the junction with Greystones Rd.
SATURDAY MAY 20, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. YORK. Day of Circle Dance - Water Wheel. Dances on the theme of water. Modern choreographies (including some of my own) plus some traditional dances. Some experience of circle dance, world dance or international folk dance needed.
Bring food for shared lunch; teas provided.
Cost £18 - £26, concessions £12 (self-select according to
income. Concessionary rate intended mainly for unwaged on state
benefits, and for students. If in doubt, ask me). Please book in advance
with £5 deposit - internet banking transfer (email me for bank details
and then also to say you have made the transfer), or send a cheque.
Deposit non-returnable except at my discretion. Early booking discount
of £2 if booked by April 27.
Venue; Poppleton Road Memorial Hall, Oak St, York,YO26 4SE. http://www.poppletonroadhall.org.uk/mapmemorialhall. Buses 5, 10 from rail station, also (less frequent) 24, 142, 143. Approx. 25 mins. walk from station, under 10 mins. by bus.
SATURDAY JULY 8, 11.00 a.m. - 4.45 p.m., SHEFFIELD. Forever Changes - a day of Circle Dances to singer-songwriter/folk/pop/rock music. Mostly English-language songs, maybe with the odd modern foreign piece. Mostly modern choreographies, including some of my own, plus a couple of traditional dances to modern music. Music by some of; Love, Joni Mitchell, K D Lang, Talking Heads, Tina Malia, Neil Young, Robert Wyatt, Gerry Rafferty, Van Morrison, Richard & Mimi Farina, Joan Baez, 801, The Waterboys, and others.
Some experience of circle dance, world dance or international folk dance needed.
Details as April 29 except early booking deadline June 15.
FRIDAY 21 - SUNDAY 23 JULY, 2017. BOB MINNEY,
PAUL BOIZOT & JO DENHAM play a whole weekend of live music at
Sophia Hatch's Circle Dance residential at ROBIN
HOOD'S BAY, NORTH YORKSHIRE. You can hear
mp3 samples of music from a previous event. Enquiries and
more details; Sophia www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk.
# SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017. Day of dance in
Sheffield with Dee Voce and Nawal Gadalla. Details to be
confirmed. Venue St. Gabriel's Church Hall, Dobbin Hill,
Greystones, Sheffield S11 7JB.
For International Folk Dancing groups elsewhere in UK
visit the SIFD
YORK For CIRCLE DANCE (weekly
groups and other events run by Karen Michaelsen and Niccy Cordner) see the Circle
Dance in York website.
WIGGINTON, NORTH YORK
WORLD DANCE; TRADITIONAL AND MODERN CIRCLE DANCES
SCARBOROUGH WORLD DANCE FOR WELL-BEING
Tuesday 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. (or 3.45 p.m. some weeks - see later), The Old School House, Mill Lane, Wigginton, York YO32 2PU. Free taster session May 9, followed by 6 week course starting May 16, 2017. No meeting May 30 (half-term). Last meeting June 27. Venue location map.
Beginners welcome. Traditional dances from E. Europe, Greece, Russia, Israel, Armenia and elsewhere, plus recent choreographies to a variety of music. Some dances are moderately lively, some may be slow and meditative. No partner needed. Dances for enjoyment, relaxation, mobility and co-ordination - moderate exercise to interesting music. The balance of traditional versus modern dances may be varied according to the wishes of the class. Both men and women are welcome.
NB due to a quirky government funding regime, the course is actually 13 hours, so we will be fitting an extra hour in somehow, spread over some or all of the 6 weeks; we will probably add 15 minutes on to the end of four sessions.
WEA (Workers Educational Association) course. Enrol for term. Fees for 6 weeks £22.50 (a lower than normal fee to try and get this new course running), or FREE if on means-tested state benefits, or Working Tax Credit with income under £15,276.
Enrol on the day for the taster, though it helps me if those who are coming let me know in advance.
For the 6-week course, enrol;
1) online https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx. Pay by card. Or...
2) Ring the WEA Regional Office 0113 245 3304. Pay by card (or send cheque?)
3) Enrol on the day, pay by cheque or cash.
Wednesday 1.20 - 3.20 p.m., termtime only,
taught by me (Paul Boizot). St. James'
Community Art Centre, 24 Seamer Road, Scarborough YO12 4DT, location
map here. Restarts April 26 for 10 weeks.
No meeting May 31 (half-term). Last meeting July 5.
Established group but beginners welcome. Traditional dances from
E. Europe, Greece, Russia, Israel, Armenia and elsewhere, plus
recent choreographies to a variety of music. Some dances are
moderately lively, some slow and meditative. No partner needed.
Dances for enjoyment, relaxation, mobility and co-ordination -
moderate exercise to interesting music. Both men and women are
NB due to quirky funding requirements, the course is actually 21
hours, so we will be fitting an extra hour in, spread over some or all of the 10 weeks - probably by adding 15 minutes on at the end
of 4 sessions.
Workers Educational Association course.
Enrol for term. Fees for 10 weeks £70.00, or FREE if on
means-tested state benefits, or Working Tax Credit and income
Enrol; 1) online www.wea.org.uk/yh - click on the "find a course"
box. Pay by card. Or...
2) Ring the WEA Regional Office 0113 245 3304. Pay by card (or
3) Enrol on the day, pay by cheque or cash. But if you were not in
the class last term, it would help me if you contacted me first to
let me know you are coming.
Circle Dance monthly. Saturday, 7.30 - 9.30 p.m., usually
last Sat. of the month but sometimes changes to avoid clashing
with other events. St. James' Community Art Centre, 24 Seamer
Road, Scarborough YO12 4DT, location
map here. Beginners of all ages welcome.
Suggested donation £5, includes refreshment. Contact 01723
International Folk Dance group
Thursdays 7.30 to 10 p.m. at Moor Allerton Sports and Social
LEEDS Israeli dance
- weekly group
and various one-off events, incuding annual residential in
Derbyshire. Contact Julia Kay; julia at bjmedia.co.uk
GARFORTH Circle Dance
. St Benedict's Hall,
Aberford Road, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly at 8pm. (No
meeting in August), led by Sylvia Williment. Venue is near the
train station. Contact; Sylvia at moondancer.org.uk
HEBDEN BRIDGE Tuesdays, 7.30-9.30pm at Riverside Junior
School Holme St. Hebden Bridge W Yorks. A WEA
class - term time only. Open to men + women. Usually a different
theme each term. Sophia Hatch 01422 843000. www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk
SALTAIRE Wednesdays, 10.30am- 12.30pm at Saltaire Methodist
Church Hall off Saltaire Rd., Bradford.W Yorks. Privately run
class. Open to all. £7 per session OR book for a whole term
upfront before classes start then £5 per session. Newcomers have
first class free. Includes tea/coffee+ biscuits. Sophia Hatch
01422 843000. www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk
TODMORDEN Thursdays, 10.30am- 12.30pm, at Oddfellows Hall.
A women only class run through the WEA -
term time only. Usually a different theme each term. Some
Alexander Technique included. Sophia Hatch 01422 843000. www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk
SHEFFIELD Circle Dance
Sheffield groups are run privately, so you pay per
session on the night and do not have to come every week - though
if you are new and only drop in every few weeks you will not
repeat many dances often enough to become familiar with them.
Monday fortnightly 1.15 p.m. - 3 p.m.,
Heeley Institute, Gleadless Road/Hartley Street, Sheffield S2.
Mondays 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m., Last Monday of each month.
Shakespeares Pub, 146 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB. "Dancing
to World Music - Circle Dance style". Some dance experience
Open to all, £4.50, taught by Hilary Webster 0114 274 8280.
No charge for teaching - just £5 to cover room hire. Contact
Hilary 0114 2748280
CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH Thurs. 7.45-9.45 p.m., Town End
Methodist Church. Frith Folk International Folk Dancing Group
(General International). M & P Phillips 01298 24450.
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No dates fixed for drumming courses at present. I am
available to give classes if you have a group of people that
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COURSE - NON-DANCE EVENTS - CONTACT
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