24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
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CURRENT PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (Others may follow)

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Events on Friday 24th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
20:00 - 23:45Friday Night Ceilidh
Start your feastival in style with the fabulous Fee Lock and the Relentless ceilidh band.
Fee Lock (Caller) Relentless (Band)Weekend, Day or Event tickets Only
Aurora (Dance Spot)

Events on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Pat Shaw Dances
Pat Shaw wrote many wonderful dances (and tunes), mainly Playford-style - some quite complicated. He wanted people to dance them well, not just scramble through them - and so does Colin! (G)
Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst John HymasWeekend or Day tickets Only
Colin Hume
11:15 - 12:40The Sound of Music
Explore how we interact with the band: their harmonies, drive, who’s playing, how each express the tune; the tune’s pulse, phrase, variety, mood, how it conveys movement;what the band gets from us.(G)
Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst John HymasWeekend or Day tickets Only
Bruce Hamilton (USA)
14:00 - 15:30Making the Most of the Space
Some dances just work so much better with plenty of space and lots of dancers. Grids, interactive sets and dances that need a lot of room up and down the hall. (G)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Kentucky Running Set
Mike will concentrate on square-dance figures, aiming to teach eight individual figures, two for each couple, plus chorus figures. No previous experience needed, but be prepared laugh a lot. (G)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
17:30 - 19:25Zesty Contra
Lively contra dances with a strong sense of connection and fun. Bring your enthusiasm and stamina - be prepared to dance! (G)
Bearded Dragons Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 - 24:00Saturday Night Ceilidh
Saturday Night Ceilidh
Nick Walden (Caller) Melrose Ceilidh QuintetWeekend or Day tickets Only
Great Western Morris (Cotswold)

Events on Sunday 26th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00How Many People Can You Dance With in One American Contra Workshop?
Nicola will get you dancing with as many people as possible, with mixers, multiple progression contras and even interaction between different sets. (P)
WillPower Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:40Squares and Contras Without a Walkthrough
Five or ten minutes explanation and from then on it's solid dancing. For dancers who know their figures, can react quickly and not panic if things go wrong, and will turn up on time! (G)
WillPower Colin HumeWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Something Borrowed
A selection of Squares & Contras that include figures taken from Modern Western Square Dancing. (G)
Contra Sutra (USA) Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Beyond the Duple Improper
Contras and American dances in formations other than two couple sets. Get ready for squares, tempests, zias and more! (A)
Contra Sutra (USA) Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only
17:30 - 19:25Zesty Playford
Lively Playford dances with a strong sense of connection and fun. Bring your enthusiasm and stamina - be prepared to dance! (P)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
20:00 - 23:45Sunday Night Ceilidh
Friday Night Ceilidh
Threepenny Bit (Caller) Lisa Heywood (Ceilidh Caller)Weekend or Day tickets Only
Ouse Washes Molly Dancers (Molly)

Events on Monday 27th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Reels, Reels and More Reels
Exploring different reel formations in different traditions, particularly Scottish and English country dancing. No previous Scottish dance experience required. (P)
Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:40Space: The Final Frontier
Space between things is as important as the things themselves.Space between people, inside/outside the set, dances, footfalls, phrases,notes.We'll attend to this part of becoming a Compleat Dancer.(G)
Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst Bruce Hamilton (USA)Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Afternoon Tea
A gentle workshop of flowing dances to end the weekend. (A)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Rattling’ the Chains
Dances which all have a variation of a chain in their choreography. Chains in different directions, chains from the ‘wrong’ side , and maybe a Teacup chain thrown into the mix. (G)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only
17:30 - 18:55Ultimate (!) Contra Dance
Lively contra dances with a strong sense of connection and fun. (A)
Bearded Dragons Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 23:00Monday Night Ceilidh
Monday Night Ceilidh
Tom Kitching (Caller) Simon Care’s All StarsWeekend or Day tickets Only
Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)