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27 Nov

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

28 Nov

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

29 Nov

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Sam is one of the most exciting young prospects in the folk scene, having gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show.

 

30 Nov

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

01 Dec

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

02 Dec

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

03 Dec

Consort de Danse Baroque

Court dances from 1650 to 1750. Classes will look at steps and patterns of dances including the minuet, sarabande and bourée.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

04 Dec

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

 

The Prometheus Trust

Philosophy as understood by the Platonic tradition was not only a way of life, but an inner path - a means for discovering and bringing into conscious activity the “divine part of the human.”

 

05 Dec

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

Camden Clog

Cecil Sharp House, London

Learn Lancashire clog dancing, a great northern British tradition, alive and kicking in the south. Classes are suitable for beginners and there’s no need to bring a partner.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

06 Dec

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

Jess Morgan & Kitty Macfarlane

Jess Morgan – from Norwich and Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset are touring together in December 2017. The tour takes in dates on the home turf of each artist, introducing Jess to the West Country and Kitty to East Anglia. The tour has been planned in conjunction with EFDSS.

 

07 Dec

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

Camden Voices

Camden Voices return to Cecil Sharp House for a merry night of uplifting grooves and soaring harmonies with full band backing.

 

08 Dec

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Cecil Sharp House, London

Get a taste of Scotland in London. There will be a foot stomping band leading you through the moves. Suitable for those who are absolute beginners or advanced dancers.

 

fileGumbo

Your chance to experience and take part in a real Cajun dance party! No previous experience necessary. Most events begin with a dance class followed by a different live Cajun band each month.

 

09 Dec

Balkanplus

Cecil Sharp House, London

A regular Balkan dance event bringing lively Eastern European folk dance to newcomers and enthusiasts. Each event is led by a different MC and includes a sprinkling of popular dances from other parts of the world.

 

American-style contras and squares - with a few traditional and modern numbers thrown in for good measure.

 

10 Dec

FamilyDance

Bring the entire family and take part in lively dances from the British Isles in a supportive and fun environment! Live music inspires the dancing and expert callers guide the moves with simple instructions.

 

Tango

Cecil Sharp House, London

Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.

 

11 Dec

Come and play folk dance tunes from the British Isles and associated traditions.

 

12 Dec

Cecil Sharp House, London

This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards.

 

Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.

 

13 Dec

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.

 

India Electric Co.

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3.

 

14 Dec

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

Belshazzar's Feast

Cecil Sharp House, London

Belshazzar’s Feast present a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour.

 

Dancers

Explore England's social folk dance heritage. Led by tutor and caller Mike Ruff.

 

15 Dec

Friday Feet

Cecil Sharp House, London

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.

 

Knees Up Cecil Sharp!

Energetic evenings of folk dancing. A mixture of established and up-and-coming bands, mostly playing in the English ceilidh style.

 

16 Dec

Fun, welcoming and expertly taught workshops at different levels in accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, melodeon, penny whistle and mixed instrument classes.

 

17 Dec

Quadrille Club

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy 19th century dance in a social setting, rather than an intensive teaching class. Suitable for dancers with mixed abilities.

 

Christmas tree

Join for us our ever-popular annual celebration of yuletide, with a chance to join in on the songs and merriment.

 

18 Dec

Mediaeval Baebes

Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, the Mediaeval Baebes offer a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent.

 

19 Dec

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21 Dec

The Massive Violins

It’s coming on Christmas and they’re singing songs of joy and peace... Yes, it’s London’s famous seven-piece all-singing, all-cello-playing band back at their favourite venue with a host of festive favourites, pop classics and maybe an operatic aria or two.

 

Irish Set Dancing

Cecil Sharp House, London

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.

 

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29 Dec

The Art Deco Orchestra return to the Kennedy Hall for an evening of hot jazz and dance music from the 1920's and 30's and festive fun! Dance the night away to the music of Jack Hylton, Duke Ellington, Ambrose, Paul Whiteman etc.

 

30 Dec

31 Dec

New Year's Ceilidh

Dance away the old year and welcome in 2018 to the irresistible sounds and lively dances of an English ceilidh!