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 - barn dance with attitude!
The full band and caller listings for Season VIII are posted below. We hope you'll agree that we have a fantastic line-up for you, with seven ceilidhs at The Hilt and a concert in association with the Turner Sims.
Our next ceilidh is currently fully booked (there is a waiting list you can join), however the concert on the following evening is not:
This December we are pleased to welcome the Melrose Quartet in their ceilidh quintet form to their first appearance at SHOCC Dances, with local caller Ian Nichols! This has been a long time in the planning, and we are thrilled to be working with the Turner Sims in order to be able to do this; the Saturday night ceilidh at The Hilt will be followed by a Sunday night concert at the Turner Sims, where they will treat you to the finest rousing Sheffield Village Carols, alongside new seasonal songs and some hilarious games.
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All dances are held in The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP.
It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only five minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester.
Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. Dances finish at 23:00.
There's no bar, so please bring your own drinks.
SHOCC Dances: English Ceilidh in the South - a ceilidh series in South Hampshire for the South of England. Dances are held in The Hilt (Cuckoo Bushes Hall), SO53 5NP. It has a sprung oak floor, and plenty of parking; and it's only 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester. Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start. Dances finish at 23:00. There will be a 20 minute or so break part way through the evening. Bring your own (alcoholic) drinks; tap water will be available.
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.
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