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 - 22:45Contra Dance
An evening of lively contras and squares. (G)
WillPower Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Let’s Be Different
Contra dances where the 1s and 2s do different things. This workshop will explore contra choreography where the 1s and 2s are on separate tracks - starting with contra corners and building from there! (P)
Contra Sutra (USA) Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Travelling Companions
A selection of dances with shadows or trail buddies. A familiar face to look out for can make even a complicated dance so much easier. (G)
Contra Sutra (USA) Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Maggot Pie Dances
Maggot Pie was the first new collection of set dances for over 200 years, which was very controversial. With nothing to guide them, Heffer and Porter produced a terrific collection. (G)
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave Yeomans Colin HumeWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Theatre Playford 1
A playful workshop exploring how Playford’s dances reflected the theatre and characters of their times, then using this knowledge to dance them.Clowns, monarchs, villains and all dancers welcome.(P)
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave Yeomans Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
17:30 - 18:30NYFTE display
A special performance of English traditional song, music and dance from the talented group of young people that is NYFTE (National Youth Folk Troupe of England)!
NYFTE  (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)Weekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 22:30Playford Ball
Dances from "The Dancing Master" of John and Henry Playford and John Young: some well-known, some unknown, some fast and energetic, some slow and graceful, some easy, some difficult. (G)
Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst John HymasWeekend or Day tickets Only
Colin Hume

Events on Sunday 26th May 2024
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09:30 - 11:00Making it Look Easy
‘Muscle memory’ enables fluid & graceful movement without conscious thought;but D.Kennedy stated “the conscious mind is no easy adversary to overcome.”Bruce introduces the long, satisfying journey.(G)
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave Yeomans Bruce Hamilton (USA)Weekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Dance Algebra
Dances form the Gary Roodman collection, some easy, some not so easy, but all with superb tunes. (G)
Fran Bulpit, Philip Rowe & Dave Yeomans Mike CourtholdWeekend or Day tickets Only
13:40 - 13:55Callers’ Showcase Meet-Up
For callers in the callers' showcase.
Bob Morgan (MC)Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:45Callers’ Showcase
Come and dance to the calls of a preselected group of callers, new to calling at Chippenham. (P, G, & A)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Bob Morgan (MC)Weekend or Day tickets Only
16:00 - 17:15Festival Band Dance
Come and dance to the music of the Festival Band as they play for a mixed programme of dances comprising a selection of well known favourites. (G)
The Falconers Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:45 - 22:45Contra Dance
A fun evening of contras and squares. (G)
Contra Sutra (USA) Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Monday 27th May 2024
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09:30 - 11:00Dance Symmetry
Some contras are more symmetrical than others. Will you be in for a shock when you turn round at the end of the set or will you hardly even notice that you have changed direction? (G)
Chaotic Good Lynne RenderWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Sea and Stars
Contra workshop focusing on the connection and flow within dances that feature waves and stars. (A)
Chaotic Good Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Dances From Williamsburg
The Williamsburg Heritage Dancers are lucky to have had many talented choreographers within their group. This workshop will include dances by some of them! (G)
Contra Sutra (USA) Nicola ScottWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Teamwork
If our part is easy, are there others whose part is hard, and what assistance might they need from us? What forms of assistance actually assist?Achieve more satisfying circles, poussettes, & stars.(G)
Contra Sutra (USA) Bruce Hamilton (USA)Weekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 22:30Mixed Farewell Dance
A wind-down with friends. Suitable for all levels. (G)
Mollie Koenigsberger & Ali Messer Bruce Hamilton (USA)Weekend or Day tickets Only