In Dance, Music

SHOCC Dances: Season V: Extra Ceilidh With Threepenny Bit & Nick Walden

18th May 2019 – 7:30pm

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.

Doors will open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  This dance will finish at 23:30.
There will be a licensed bar.  Please do not bring your own drinks.

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.