Gittisham Folk Dance Club.
Folk Dancing in Devon at Gittisham Village Hall (and elsewhere)


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Numbers will be limited to around 90 to provide adequate room for dancing.

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You can view the 2015 poster - little has changed for 2016

Full details of the club dance weekend in Paignton 10/11/12 June 2016 are here. Maps & photos are included.

NEW! Details of proposed dance teaching sessions are here - please read and give your views.
Some early experiences in teaching dancers how to swing are given here.

The Gittisham Display Dance is now available online - try it at your club, send me comments, or try to improve it!

Many useful folk dance links and details of some 'one-off' local dances are here.

Gittisham Folk Dance Club in the news - articles in STS magazine September 2015 are reproduced here.


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Dances start at 8 pm and finish at 10.15 pm (10.30 pm in summer) with a break for tea and biscuits.

There is usually live music with a variety of well known local bands.

We have plenty of experienced dancers who are willing to help newcomers.

You don't need to bring a partner.

Entrance is 3.00 (3.50 for non-members.)

Membership is 2 per annum (Jan to Dec).

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.


Gittisham Village Hall, Gittisham EX14 3AF (Near Honiton, East Devon)

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Directions: Maps and specific routes to Gittisham.

In very bad weather dances may be cancelled because the village hall
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.

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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 a genuine open fire in cold weather, but we got smoked out once too often!


Dance dates: usually on 3 Wednesdays per month. Data updated 7 Jan 2016.

First Wednesdays of each month - callers evenings in Honiton - details here

For occasional events held at Combe Raleigh - click here for map

The 2016 programme to July is here as a pdf if you wish to print an A4 copy.

Smart phone users - you can download the 2016 programme shown below as a jpg image.

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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 one of the best dance halls in the area.

There are also occasional folk dances in Exeter, including contra dance.

Many useful folk dance links and details of some 'one-off' local dances are here.


Enquiries  telephone Gill on (01404) 813129    or email   stevewozniak42 (AT) hotmail.com


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