Woodbridge ‘Dance Folkus’ Group
This group started in 2016 and is an opportunity for people to enjoy Traditional English Social dancing at a barn dance or ceilidh style event. We are affiliated to the EFDSS.
It is held on the first Friday each month from 7.30-10.30pm (not August) . Definitely a ‘frolicsome’ fun evening for anyone attending.
We book local and nationally known callers with a different one for each of our dances throughout the year. Callers booked for 2019/20 include Barry Goodman, Mary Panton, Sibby, Adam Hughes, Polly Dare, Niki Acott, Jill Parson, Pam Ross & Shirley Harry.
The dancing is to live music (not records). Most of the dances feature the Dance Folkus ‘Come All Ye’ band led by Harbour Lights. Any reasonable musician can join the band as the music is fairly easy (in keys G and D). Links for the music are available via internet links. Rhythm and bass instruments are particularly welcome. New Musicians need to book their place by email in advance and will be expected to pay the entrance fee until they become an experienced member of the band
Each ceilidh style evening features a short 'taster'song or dance spot as entertainment in the interval. For the 2019/20 seaon we have the following guests booked:- Maggie Moore & Stan Bloor, Bowie Bartlett, Tin River, The Strumpets, Alan Hines, Alan Day, Pretty Grim Border Morris & The Columbines
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available during our interval but any other drinks ( including alcohol) need to be brought by the people attending.
Entry is usually priced at £7.00. We wish to encourage younger people to attend so the price for Students & Children is £3.00. Payment is made at the door. The group is open to anyone capable of joining in with the dancing. Young school children who are interested often become quite proficient at doing this.
Three dances each year have special booked bands ( Entrance price £8) For the 2019/20 season the following guest bands have been booked :- Skylarking ( Nov 1st) Polkaworks ( April 3rd 2020) Klesmerised (June 5th 2020)
For those dancers who want to attend regularly there is the possibility of becoming a member. This costs £10 for the season and ensures entry to all our dances at the reduced price of £5. Children do not need to become members.
To find out more contact Rob by emailing Dancefolkus@aol.com or join our Facebook page
Contact number 01473-610951