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 have a fantastic line up of bands and callers for Season IV, following a fantastic Season III; thank you to all the bands and callers, and to everyone who came to any of the dances; we hope to see you again!
We're back on 23rd September with Hekety, on their 20th anniversary tour, and caller Aidan Hansell; the first of eight evening of the best in English Ceilidh!
Season IV: 2017 & 2018 (Download a PDF flyer here & link to our calendar here1)
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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.
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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