Folk Dancing for Fun
After a successful series in the Spring, "Folk Dancing For Fun" is returning in November 2011.

Folk Dancing for Fun

What's it all about?

Have you ever enjoyed a ceilidh or barn dance, watched Morris Dancers, seen a Yorkshire Longsword Dance or a skilled Rapper side and thought "I'd like to try that" or "I'd like to find out more"?

If so Folk Dancing For Fun is FOR YOU.

Over four Wednesday evenings we'll cover various forms of folk dancing to suit all tastes.
Content will be driven by the participants, but you can expect to try typical ceilidh dances for couples, maybe some of the more complicated Playford style dances, some Cotswold, North West and Border Morris dances together with Longsword and Rapper sword dancing.
We'll have live musicians who can adapt the music to the ability of the dancers.
At the end of the four Wednesdays there will be a final Saturday Ceilidh giving you the opportunity to show off your new found skills.

Who can come?

Come as a couple or on your own, come with a friend or with lots of friends. Bring both your left feet. Come to just one session or come to them all. It's up to you. Or just come to the final Ceilidh.

When is it all happening?

There are 4 Wednesday night sessions during November 2011. Each session runs from 7.30 - 9.30pm.
  • 2nd November
  • 9th November
One week break then:
  • 23rd November
  • 30th November
There is a bar at the Hall, so stop on afterwards for a drink if you fancy.

Final Ceilidh on Saturday 3rd December, 8.00 to 12.00pm.

Tickets £9.00 including supper.

Where does it all take place?

The venue for both the Wednesday sessions and the final Ceilidh is Pool Village Memorial Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool in Wharfedale, LS21 1LG

How much does it cost?

Each session is just £3.00 per person, or £5.00 per pair. Attend as many sessions as you wish.

OK, this sounds like fun.
Do I have to book or can I just turn up?

If you could let us know you're planning to come that would be great. Contact Bob Carter on 01423 863433,
Otherwise if you just turn up we won't send you away!

Who is organising all this and why?

Poster - click for a full-size copy
The sessions are jointly organised by
Great Yorkshire Morris logo Great Yorkshire Morris
Briggate Womens Morris.
Briggate Women's Morris logo 
Between us we have got years of experience of different folk dance styles and musicians to play for the sessions.
Obviously it would be nice if some of you enjoyed yourselves so much you decided to join one of our sides (or even another local team if you must) but there's no pressure.
We want the evenings to be fun and for you to have as good a time as we do.