Gloucester & District

Folk Dancing

A fun way to keep fit and meet new friends.

No previous experience is necessary.

We meet at St Oswald's Church Hall, Coney Hill Road, Gloucester. There is car parking by the hall. You can reach the hall by public transport on the buses 2 and 2A from Gloucester, leaving the Clarence Street stop and getting off at the turn to Hawthorn Avenue and near to the church

We meet every two weeks on a Monday 10.00 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. Helen teaches us the Dances. Our group dances traditional Playford Type dances, dating back to the 18th century, and a range of dances collected by the English Folk Song and Dance Society, dances by Pat Shaw, and later American Square Dances from 1950’s Era. Come and try our Local dances, some written and created for our present venue and dancers.

Many of our Dancers have happy memories of Country Dance in their lives- whether as a school child, or Barn Dancing in later life. Others have loved Scottish Dance . Together we pursue our goals:- remembering the moves, enjoying the music, and keeping agile and fit. I think that we have a laugh and a natter too?

Please use this Calendar to find out when we meet,as some months have 5 Mondays.

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Here are our dates for Folk Dance Mondays in the Autumn Term of 2019

2019 Dates:
September 9th September 23rd
October 7th October 21st
November 4th November 18th
December 2nd December 16th (Xmas Party Dance)
2020 date January 6th
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A HAPPY NEW DANCING YEAR BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER. DO COME AND LEARN SOME NEW MOVES AND MEET OUR DANCERS!
FROM HELEN

Dates for your Diary
Mon Nov 18th Usual Session
Mon Dec 2nd Usual Session
Mon Dec 16th Usual Session (Xmas Party Dance)
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