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Subject: SEFAN 2012-03-26_01 DANCE Round Up: March / April 2012



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1. Dance Round Up: March / April 2012
2. GBH _at_ GBH - Sat 31st March. SURREY
3. Dansez Fran?ais - Dave Shepherd workshop and bal. Sat 31st March. SUSSEX

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CONTRAFUSION regular sessions
Mondays - Ashford: Hothfield Village Hall
Tuesdays - Maidstone: Fit As A Fiddle - dancing for the Over-50s Hazlitt Arts Centre.
Thursdays - Ashford:   Fit As A Fiddle - dancing for the Over-50s The Stour Centre.

Irish Set dancing - Crawley. Mondays - contact John Byng (of this parish) for details
Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging - Crawley. Thursdays - contact John Byng for details
John Byng : jbyng

MARCH 2012

Fri 30th
Unicorn Ceilidhs.
Jigalots + Cat Kelly


Fri 30th March - Sun April 1st
DERT2012 The Rapperlympics.
Cecil Sharp House and other venues in London over weekend
Fri 30th:  Ceilidh: Panjandrum
                 Folk Club : Alistar Anderson
                 Session: Will & Nicky Pound. Cecil Sharp House LONDON.


Sat 31st       
GBH CEILIDHS (English) _at_ Godalming Borough Hall.
GBH + Nick Walden
and see Item 2 below


Sat 31st        KENT
Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out 2012
4.30-6.00pm: Learn old fashioned dances (eg, Veleta, St Bernard?s Waltz, Heel & Toe Polka)
Evening dance, from 8pm.


Sat 31st
Dansez Fran?ais  
Afternoon workshop with Dave Shepherd plus evening Bal
and see item 3 below       

APRIL 2012

Sat 7th              BUCKS
Bursledon Village Band
Spot: The Jig Crew. In concert: Dave Swarbrick       


Fri 13th       
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish)
Cecil Sharp House.


Sat 14th        KENT
Doctor's Orders
+ Caller Jane Petto play a fundraiser Barn Dance in aid of
YIPEE (charity for young people with brain damage). FRANT, nr Tunbridge Wells.  
Details and tickets: 01892 673418


Fri 20th
Triptych Ceilidh Band + Barry Goodman       


Fri 20th -Sun 22nd       OXON
Friday evening - Climax Ceilidh Band and Hannah Bright (change of band from previously listed)
Saturday lunchtime - The Ship Band and Hannah Bright
Saturday afternoon -
Elizabethan dance workshop
Saturday evening -  Triptych and Barry Goodman
Sunday afternoon - Eurodance
Angles (with first 45 minutes slower to teach steps)


Sat 21st              
The Ceilidh Club
Cecil Sharp House.


Sat 21 April     SUSSEX     
Doctor's Orders with Sue Hudson calling
Heathfield, E. Sussex


Fri 27th       LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish)
Cecil Sharp House.


Sat 28th       
The Ceilidh Club
Cecil Sharp House.


Sat 28th       SUSSEX
Dansez Fran?ais  Evening Bal with Les Souris Dansent


Sat 28th
CONTRAFUSION. BIG DANCE. Caller: John Sweeney (CD's).
7:30pm to 8:00pm:       Free introductory
contra dance workshop for beginners
8:00pm to 11:00pm:       Contra dance
Only ?5


From: Lawrence heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>
Date: 26 March 2012 06:09:54 GMT+01:00
Subject: GBH at GBH


Saturday 31st March, 8.00pm
G.B.H. with dance caller Nick Walden
The Borough Hall, Bridge Street, Godalming GU7 1HR

The revival of the Godalming barn dances continues with the G.B.H. band at the Borough Hall this coming Saturday.  

Following the enormous success of our barn dance with The Old Swan Band at the beginning of the month we are delighted to welcome back two members of The Swans - Heather Horsley on keyboards and Martin Brinsford on percussion  - plus Grand Union's squeezebox player Roger Grimes this Saturday, 31st March.  No forgetting, of course, Godalming Borough Hall's favourite dance caller, Nick Walden.

GBH (Grimes, Brinsford, Horsley) at GBH (Godalming Borough Hall)  :-)

Details, including family and party rates, from 01483 871443.  Tickets, map, etc. at


From: Dansez Fran?ais <dansezfrancais_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 25 March 2012 14:26:48 GMT+01:00
Subject: Saturday 31st March - Dave Shepherd's workshop and Bal for Dansez Francais in Patcham, Brighton

Dansez Fran?ais
Sat 31st March

The last Saturday of March is next week, and we are delighted to have Dave Shepherd as our guest for the day. Dave will do a dance workshop from 3pm until about 6pm, and then will be the main musician at the Bal which starts at 8pm. We invited Dave at last year's Eurobash (yes,  2011!) so we've been looking forward to his first trip to Dansez Fran?ais for a long time! The workshop costs ?6.
The Bal costs ?7, and there's a small discount for the two events, for ?12.

Book with us for the afternoon, so we know how many cups of tea to make, and we can let Dave know what number he'll be working with.

Also, our tradition is to do a shared meal in the time between the workshop and the Bal. If you'd like to come, please bring a contribution to the feast (drink too, and also your own plate, glass and cutlery). Usually participants help us set up the tables, etc. We'd like to start eating all together, following a "Bienvenue" at 6.30pm.

As usual details & maps etc on the website:

Jan Mulreany & Lizi Storey
Bals ? samedi, Patcham, Brighton

Patcham dances 2012:   an afternoon workshop with Dave Shepherd, and a Bal, on 31 March; Les Souris Dansent (Daniel Wolverson & co from Broadwood, Cyser) on 28 April; Ravi Sawney & Les Moutons Noirs on 26 May; we always dance away in June, and then return for our 7th July Bastille Bal to say ? bient?t until September, when we start the new season with Trio Clio, then the return of our friends from Picardy - Peut Q'Manquer (tbc), Buzzniks, Richard Jones' new band Moltenamba, Brigitte Kloareg and Yann-Fanch Perroches, so we are now booking bands for February 2013 onwards (get in touch!!)

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