Gittisham Folk Dance
Club - the original website!
Folk Dancing in Devon at Gittisham Village Hall (and elsewhere)
Gittisham Village Hall, Gittisham EX14 3AF (Near Honiton, East Devon)
The previous layout and colours of this website are here.
Why two websites for one small folk dance club? - here's why!
Dance weekends in Paignton June 2016/7
Dance teaching sessions - my proposals.
Teaching how to swing - ask me for a lesson!
Maps for Gittisham (main club venue)
Map for Combe Raleigh (occasionally)
Gittisham 2020 dance dates : smart phone users can download the programmes shown below as jpg images.
Dances in March 2020 onwards have been cancelled for a period owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Data on bands and callers etc on each Wednesday for 2020 are shown above as jpg images.
Please note that in line with 'child protection' initiatives and legislation,
no-one under the age of 18 can be admitted, except with a parent or responsible adult.
original Gittisham Display Dance is now available online - try
it at your club, send me comments, or try to improve it!
It is really more suited to American Square dance groups who are used to teacup and beermug chains.
Many useful folk dance links are here.
Gittisham Folk Dance Club in the news - articles in STS magazine September 2015 are reproduced here.
In very bad weather dances may be cancelled because the village
can be accessed only via minor roads - please check before travelling.
Photos of the hall from Google Streetview. Photos of some of bands who play at Gittisham.
There are times when your feet may leave the ground (both at the same time) or you may feel that the world is rotating a little faster than usual. But don't worry, these things don't happen to newcomers. In past years we had an open fire in cold weather, but we got smoked out once too often.
You can check the date and time of most folk events in Devon.
Basic folk dance moves are explained here.
Once you are reasonably competent you may wish to attend the regular Willand Thursday or Saturday dances. Willand has the best dance hall in the area.
There are also occasional folk dances in Exeter, including contra dance and Exeter ceilidhs.
There is also a small local club at Sidford, near Sidmouth (but dances now cancelled until further notice owing to virus outbreak).
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