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
19:30 - 22:30Mixed Dance
Fun dances to start the weekend - a mix of English, contra, Scottish dances, which will all be fun to dance! (P)
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave Yeomans Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Dance Technique, Style and Sensitivity
Mike will help refine your dancing skills, with examples from the English & American dance repertoires to demonstrate subtle differences in their execution. (G)
The Falconers Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Faking Zest
Zest without the lemons. Daunted by ‘Zesty’ dances? Use rhythm and connection to make your dancing seem lively and energetic while protecting your body and energy levels. (P)
The Falconers Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Irish Set
Experience the range of regional styles of Irish Set Dance. No prior knowledge required. Event tickets available from Box Office. (G)
Kevin & Carol MonaghanWeekend, Day or Event tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Irish Set
Experience the range of regional styles of Irish Set Dance. No prior knowledge required. Event tickets available from Box Office. (G)
Kevin & Carol MonaghanWeekend, Day or Event tickets Only
17:30 - 18:30Playing for English Country Dance
Simple tunes suitable for all instruments and levels with an emphasis on playing with style. Basic techniques for working effectively as a dance musician and playing music that is great to dance to.
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave YeomansWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 22:30Transatlantic Dance Party
Featuring English and American dances specially selected for a night to remember. (G)
The Falconers Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Sunday 26th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Theatre Playford 2
A playful workshop exploring how Playford’s dances reflected the theatre and characters of their times, then using this knowledge to dance them. Theatre Playford 1 is not a prerequisite for this (P)
The Falconers Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Festival Band Practice
Come and join the Festival Band! Everyone welcome. Music available here: [link to follow]
The FalconersWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Irish Set
Experience the range of regional styles of Irish Set Dance. No prior knowledge required. Event tickets available from Box Office. (G)
Will Allen Kevin & Carol MonaghanWeekend, Day or Event tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Irish Set
Experience the range of regional styles of Irish Set Dance. No prior knowledge required. Event tickets available from Box Office. (G)
Will Allen Kevin & Carol MonaghanWeekend, Day or Event tickets Only
19:30 - 22:30Irish Ceili
Experience the range of regional styles of Irish Set Dance. No prior experience/knowledge required. Event tickets available from Box Office. (G)
WillPower Kevin & Carol MonaghanWeekend, Day or Event tickets Only

Events on Monday 27th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Defensive Dancing
Ever felt uncomfortable or off-balance on the dancefloor? Positive ways to change uncomfortable holds, assert personal space and communicate during ceilidh, contra, English and balfolk. (P)
The Falconers Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45The Fourth Dimension
A mixed bag of Timeless Dances that have stood the test of time, because they were so well crafted, fit the music, and are loved by the dancers. (G)
The Falconers Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Working With PA and/or Recorded Music
Mike will provide callers with sufficient tuition, using a wide range of hardware and software options, to achieve a professional result when working with PA and/or recorded music.
Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 22:30Mixed Final Dance
For more experienced dancers who like variety, a challenge or two, and probably some repartee between band, caller and dancers. (G)
The Falconers Colin HumeWeekend or Day tickets Only