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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)


Our last ceilidh of Season IV is on
21st April with The Ironmasters and caller, Ian Nichols; a change to the advertised caller, as Baz Parkes is not now able to call.  With 5 days to go, there are a few tickets left; book now to avoid disappointment!

Season IV: 2017 & 2018 (Download a PDF flyer here & link to our calendar here1)
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Date Band Caller
Saturday 23rd September 2017
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Hekety
Aidan Hansell
Saturday 21st October 2017
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Panjandrum
Gordon Potts
Saturday 25th November 2017
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Tautas Roks
Barry Goodman
Saturday 16th December 2017
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Out of Hand
Ian Nichols
Saturday 27th January 2018
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Jigfoot
Rhianwen Davies
Saturday 17th February 2018
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Mawkin Ceilidh Trio
Sarah Clough
Saturday 24th March 2018
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Tickled Pink
Fee Lock
*** Saturday 21st April 2018 ***
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The Ironmasters
Ian Nichols

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All 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.
Bring your own drinks.

The Hilt from J12 M3


Concessions available:
Full price 12
Student 10
Child at school (18 and under) 8
Family: one or two adults and two or more 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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