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Sep
24
Sun
French Country Dancing @ Westbury Leigh Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

French Dance Instruments

An opportunity to take part in traditional French Country dancing accompanied by La Vieille Rue and led by experts.  Beginners Welcome

La Vieille Rue is a Wiltshire based band of musicians  who play the traditional evocative dance music of the Bourbonnais region of Central France, using instruments such as the Vielle a Roue (hurdy gurdy), grande cornemuse (French bagpipes), diatonic and chromatic accordions, concertina, violin and guitar.

The traditional dances of Central France, the Bourrée, Schottish, Valse, Mazurka and Polka will be taught in this session.  We will teach you the steps and walk you through the dances.  Beginners and more experienced dancers are welcome.  Our aim is pleasure and enjoyment in music and dance for both adults and children.


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Sep
27
Thu
Tea-dance with Fred & Ginger @ The Laverton
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A traditional t-dance with a showing of a Fred & Ginger film for afters.

A slap-up tea and a dance to Swinging Cymbals with Mike and Angie Dale.

Ballroom dance styles: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz.
Latin American styles: Cha-cha-cha, Jive, Mambo, Rumba, Samba, and the ballroom and latin will be interspersed with popular sequence dances.

Unaccompanied dancers welcome and if you don’t want to dance but just enjoy the atmosphere, the tea and the film, you are very welcome to do that too!

Film at 5pm – included in the price.


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Oct
4
Thu
Folk Dance Evening @ Westbury Leigh Community Hall
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Have you ever wondered about trying English folk dancing? The well established Westbury Folk Dance Club are opening one of their regular evenings to new members for a taster session. No experience is necessary, just come along for a for a great evening of folk dancing.

To add to the fun, some members of Bath Youth Folk will be playing a short set of traditional music before the start of the dancing at 7.30.

There will be a break for tea or coffee and biscuits at half time. Dancing is a fun way to exercise and support the Festival too. If you like it, you will be able to join and make it a regular part of your life.

Tickets available on the night.