Derby Folk Dance Group was founded over 50 years ago. The group welcomes new members (singles or couples) or visitors with an interest in dancing. No experience is needed as all dances are walked through before being danced. It is at barn dances that people often first meet this type of dancing but, at a group such as Derby Folk Dance Group, the range and style of dances and music encountered is much wider. The group aims to promote the dances from the 17th century to the present day that are generally included in the term 'Folk Dances'. These may be the 'Playford' dances (such as seen in the BBC drama "Pride and Prejudice"), or others by more modern composers like Pat Shaw or Gary Roodman and also American style contras and squares.
The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday from September to July from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, except bank holidays, at St.Michael and All Angels Church Hall Elvaston Lane, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0PU, (click on link below for a map). Whilst every effort is made to keep information on this website up to date, intending newcomers are advised to check with one of the contacts listed.
Dancing is to live and recorded music and the group has a number of callers who are there to help everyone through the dance movements. Why not come along and give it a try? Beginners and experienced dancers alike are welcome.
Secretary 01332 702386, or Verena 01332 881221
St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, Elvaston Lane, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0PU
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