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English Ceilidh in the South



 
 
Introducing SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England.

Bringing you the best in English Ceilidh.  (More about English Ceilidh)

We had a fantastic Season II; thank you to everyone who came, and to all the bands and callers...

We have a fantastic lineup of bands and callers for Season III: 2016 & 2017, starting on Saturday 17th September 2016!

Season III: 2016 & 2017 (Download a PDF flyer here & link to our calendar here1)
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Date Band Caller
Saturday 17th September 2016
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The Bursledon Village Band
TBA
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Banter
Nick Walden
Saturday 19th November 2016
Blackbeard's Tea Party
Barry Goodman
Saturday 17th December 2016
iFolk
Ian Nichols
Saturday 21st January 2017
Faustus
Fee Lock
Saturday 18th February 2017
Steamchicken Sheena Masson
Saturday 18th March 2017
Peeping Tom
Lisa Heywood
Saturday 22nd April 2017
DanceCupola Will Hall

SHOCC Dances Extra
Saturday 20th May 2017 Threepenny Bit
Lisa Purkiss
2 This SHOCC Dances Extra ceilidh will be held in Winchester Guildhall, to coincide with Winchester Mayfest 2017, and is brought to you by SHOCC Dances with the support of FASH.
3 This ceilidh finishes at the later time of 23:30.

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Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  Dances finish3 at 23:00.

Bring your own drinks.

All2 dances are held in The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP.
It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester:

The Hilt from J12 M3

Concessions available:
Full price 12
Student 10
Child at school (18 and under) 8
Family: at least one adult and two children at school (18 and under) 8 per person
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Introducing SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England.  Dances are held in The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP.  It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester.  Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.? Dances finish at 23:00.  There will be a 20 minute or so break part way through the evening.  Bring your own (alcoholic) drinks; tap water will be available.

English Ceilidh (pronounced kaylee) is a lively, energetic, and upbeat version of English barn or country dancing, suitable for all ages.  Bands play exciting music with good rhythmic drive from a variety of musical traditions, including rock, jazz, world, and roots music as well as English, Scottish, and Irish folk music.  A caller guides novices and experienced dancers alike through each of the dances; you can turn up and have fun with no prior knowledge of what is going to happen.  Wear comfortable shoes or trainers (no stilettos please), and cool clothing; although the hall is air-conditioned you can get quite warm whilst dancing.  English Ceilidh is social dancing at its best.  Come with a partner, a group of friends, or on your own; there will be plenty of people to dance with.  Most dances are for sets of couples, rather than just a couple on their own.

Come prepared to enjoy yourself and have a great evening.

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