Folk dance clubs in Devon + useful links
Gittisham Folk Dance Club - in Gittisham (near Honiton) - most Wednesdays.
Willand Folk Dance Club - Thursday club nights and some Saturdays - arguably the best folk dance venue in Devon.
Honiton Folk Dance - occasional 'callers evenings' dances (run by Gittisham club, see above)
Sidford Folk Dance Club - Details: call Helen on (01395) 514161
Exeter Contra - a new club (2015) run by Jeremy Child. Occasional Fridays. Often lively and with some competent dancers.
A song written by Pete Mac about the Napoli - beached at Branscombe, January 2007.
English Country dancing (folk dance) basics - learn some of the terminology. Includes diagrams for difficult moves. And buy the book!
Tips for what clothes to wear for dancing - just my own opinion!
How to teach the buzz step (pivot) swing used in English Folk dancing - ask me for a free lesson!
(for stored templates see abacus_stored archived page)
(directions and maps here).
Doors open 7.30pm
8.00pm - 11.00pm
A pdf poster for the 2016 dance, click here.
(Details are largely unchanged from 2016).
|Music by Dartmoor Pixie Band with caller Sarah Bazeley.
Bring and Share meal - please bring a plate of food to share.
No bar - please bring your own drinks.
£7.50 including tea/coffee. Children under 16 £4.
To pay for tickets in advance please click here.
ENQUIRIES (01404) 813129
May be cancelled if there is snow (etc!). Advance ticket holders will be telephoned.
MAPS showing recommended routes. Please refer to the maps unless you know the village.
Parking is adequate but please car share if possible.
Some local and 'difficult to find' halls used for folk dances are listed below. Bad weather can restrict access to some of the venues.
Branscombe Village Hall EX12 3DB maps and routes
Broadclyst Victory Hall Postcode EX5 3EE maps and routes
Clyst St Mary Village Hall maps and routes
Colyton Town Hall. Only one route is recommended in bad weather maps and routes
Combe Raleigh Village Hall EX14 4TQ maps parking and routes
Exwick Parish Hall EX4 2AB maps and routes
Farway Village Hall. EX24 6DQ maps and routes
Gittisham Village Hall EX14 3AF maps and routes
Northleigh Village Hall. EX24 6BJ map and routes
Ottery St Mary, The Institute. EX11 1HD maps routes and parking - click here
Other folk dance and ceilidh websites
Exeter Great Western's ceilidhs - these used to be regular events in Exeter (sadly no more, nowadays they are occasional)
Devon folk - a listing of most folk events - music, dance, etc held throughout Devon. Find the page 'Diary Dates'. This link might work.
Ceilidh calling - start here if you fancy your chances as a caller (or want to learn some simple dances)
Folk festivals in the UK - a definitive listing
Flaxey Green - a list of many Devon based ceilidh and dance groups
Set and turn single - a web-based listing service for folk events nationwide, used to have a printed magazine but sadly - no longer!
Folk Dance venues - a list of Devon venues with map links and postcodes, part of Harberton Folk.
D'Accord - French and Breton dancing near Exeter and South Brent. MAPS here. No partner needed for many of the dances.
SeeRed folk festival section - mainly about the Sidmouth International Festival (as was!). Also all about its replacement, FolkWeek.