SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England.
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The last two dances of Season VI, which had been rescheduled for Season VII towards the end of 2020, will hopefully be rescheduled once it is safe to start ceilidh dancing again.
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All dances were 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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