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've had a fantastic Season III; thank you to all the bands and callers, and to everyone who's come to any of the dances; we hope to see you again!
But there's still the SHOCC Dances Extra in Winchester in May.
And then we'll be back in September...
SHOCC Dances Extra: (Download a PDF flyer here)
Season III: 2016 & 2017 (Download a PDF flyer here & link to our calendar here1)
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Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. The SHOCC Dances Extra will finish3 at the later time of 23:30.
There will be a licensed bar selling real ale (Flowerpots); please do not bring your own4!
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:
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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