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English Ceilidh in the South



 
 
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.  (More about English Ceilidh)

The full band and caller listings for Season VI are posted below...
Our next Ceilidh:

In light of the current COVID-19 situation SHOCC Dances has postponed the last two dances of Season VI to 17th October and 19th December 2020 in Season VII.

Stay safe!  We hope to see you all at the other end!

Saturday 18th April 2020
Postponed to 19th December 2020
This Way Up Nick Walden

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Season VI: 2019 & 2020 (Download a PDF flyer here & link to our calendar here1)

Tickets for the whole season are available now.

Date Band Caller
Saturday 19th October 2019
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Jigfoot Sheena Masson
Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Out of Hand Barry Goodman
Saturday 14th December 2019
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DanceCupola Sarah Clough
Saturday 25th January 2020
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Hekety Emma Wooders
Saturday 22nd February 2020
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Random Ian Nichols
Saturday 21st March 2020
Postponed to 17th October 2020
Peeping Tom Fee Lock
Saturday 18th April 2020
Postponed to 19th December 2020
This Way Up Nick Walden
Saturday 17th October 2020
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Peeping Tom Fee Lock
Saturday 19th December 2020
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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 4 minutes from J12 off the M3, near Winchester.
Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.  Dances finish at 23:00.
Bring your own drinks.

The Hilt from J12 M3


Concessions available:
Full price 12
Student 8
Child at school (18 and under) 6
Family: one or two adults and two or more children at school (18 and under) 6 per person
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Introducing 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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