Summary of Dance Classes and Worshops

for more information ring Jill Elliot 07515 904 707

 

Monday evenings weekly (except August) - 7.30pm-9.30pm - Falfield Village Hall, GL12 8DH

Tuesday mornings weekly throughout the year - 9.30am-11.30am - Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PR

Thursday mornings weekly (not 1st 2 weeks of Aug) - 10am-12.15pm - North Weston Village Hall, BS20 6TB

Friday mornings monthly (not August) - see dates below - 9.30am - 12 noon - Pill Memorial Club, BS20 0DH

 

All of the above are come when you can and pay as you go. 

 

There are also lots of special events and dances throughout the week and at weekends - too many and varied to list on the website... and these are notified via e mail.

To receive information plus reminders about regular classes, please register your interest by e mailing jillyelliot@gmail.com

Tuesday mornings

"Folk Feet" English and Scottish dance   

Tuesday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am

Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PR

£3 to include cup of tea or coffee at the break

Live Music with the Highly Strung Community Band

Car park opposite

Folk Feet Dancers and Fiddler

Drawing by Marian Webb

Mandolin Player with the Highly Strung Band

 You Tube Video - Folk Feet

Suitable for all levels of fitness - and any level of expertise - just take it at your own pace - walking steps are often preferrable to anything more energetic.

 

Some of the dances date back to the very first English country dance manual published in 1651 by John Playford - and some are very recently composed.

 

Moves include forward and back, cicle left and right, right hand star, setting and chains.  We walk the dances first and then dance to live music from the Highly Strung Band.

Thursday mornings

 

"Folk Feet" Irish Square Set Dance Morning

 

Thursday mornings 10.00am - 12.30pm

North Weston Village Hall, Portishead, BS20 6TB

£5 to include cup of tea or coffee at the break

Live Music with the Perfect Cure 

Car Park opposite - Great floor for dancing

 

Here is a link to one of the most popular Irish set dances - This video was taken in Ireland at an outdoor event and the dancing starts at 1.45.

 

Connemara Set                   Right: the "Little Christmas" move in this set

Friday Mornings

 

Monthly Workshops for more complicated country dances!

 

Held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Pill Memorial Club, Lodway, Pill, BS20 0DH

Large car park free to workshop attendees.

9.30am-12 noon - £8 per person - pre booking helps me to organise the events but is not essential.

Fun and laughter guarenteed.

 

Fridays - 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 20th September, 18th October, 15th November

Monday evenings 

 

Folk Feet Irish Square Set Dance Evenings

 

Monday evenings 7.30pm-9.30pm 

Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8HD

£8 including tea or coffee

 

Large Car Park at the hall with a fabulous wooden dance floor.

 

Please ring Jill if you have any queries - 07515 904 707 or just come along and see if you would like to join in.