Sidford Folk Dance Club (founded in 1961!)

This page was updated in September 2023.

Folk dancing to recorded or live music Tuesday evenings at Sidford Social Hall, 8 to 10pm, September to May.

There was no dancing from March 2020 to January 2022 owing to covid-19. The club restarted on 1 February 2022. We still allow for good ventilation. On 15 February 2022 there was a 'special' evening with Gill Spence sharing the calling - she was over from Berlin. It was very well attended and felt like old times! There is a similar evening planned for February 2024 - see programme below.

sidford image.jpg (100772 bytes) Sidford Social Hall can comfortably accommodate  60 to 70 dancers.

The hall is situated near to the traffic lights at the junction of the A3052 and A375 at Sidford, on the outskirts of Sidmouth.

There is adequate on-street parking. Access is either down Drakes Ave or Warrens Mead, as shown.

We would welcome new members for 2023/24!

Why not give it a try?

Dance instruction is available! You don't need a partner - you can just turn up.

The ages of our dancers are typically 50 to 70 but all ages are welcome.

Separate dance instruction at a venue of your choice is available for people who are new to dancing - click here.

Dance evenings start at 8.00pm and end at c. 10.15pm.

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The cost is currently 4.00 per evening (5.00 non-members).
Annual membership fee = 5

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Christmas Dance 2019.

The band for the evening was the ever popular Fresh Aire from Somerset. Jane Thomas called the dances.

Pictures from 2014 and 2016 are here.

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 will feel at home at the regular Willand Thursday or Saturday dances.
Also, you might enjoy the Exeter ceilidhs held at the Kenn Centre, at Kennford near Exeter, EX6 7TW.

Many other useful folk dance links are here .

Enquiries for Sidford Folk Dance Club: please telephone Helen on (01395) 514161 or Val on (01395) 568336.

To contact the owner of this website please email: stevewozniak42 (AT) Obviously, replace (AT) by @.

WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) We would welcome new members of all ages - as noted above, you don't need to come with a partner and we have experienced dancers who will help you. Some of us could also introduce you to American Square dance - held in nearby Newton Poppleford. Again, the Square Dance club would welcome complete novices as well as experienced dancers - please phone Val (as above). As for what to wear for any informal dance event, here is some advice.

Separate dance instruction at a venue of your choice is also available - click here.
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