24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Riverbank
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CURRENT PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (Others may follow)

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Events on Friday 24th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
20:00 - 22:30Bal
An evening of dance music ranging from exquisite mazurkas to joyful bourrées. (A)
PortmanteauWeekend or Day tickets Only
22:35 - 23:30Balfolk Session & Dance
A post-bal afterparty! Bring your instruments and/or dancing shoes. (A)
 Weekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Saturday 25th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00(Re)introduction to folk dance
(P/G/A)
Tom Evans Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Connection in partner dance
Focusing on connection and communication in dance.Expect some fun exercises exploring lead/follow technique.The principles are relevant to any partnered dance.The music will have a balfolk flavour.(A)
Tom Evans Lindsey Kennedy & Jos StyleWeekend or Day tickets Only
13:00 - 13:40Callers' round
An opportunity for callers to meet up and exchange notes, hosted by Mark Elvins.
 Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Balfolk 1
An introduction to the key dances from France and elsewhere that you'll need to enjoy tonight's Bal with Hartwin Dhoore & Ross Grant. (A)
Portmanteau Jenny Norris & Jos StyleWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Balfolk 2
(A)
Portmanteau Jenny Norris & Jos StyleWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 20:25Balfolk Session & Dance
A warm up for the main bal! Bring your instruments and/or dancing shoes. (A)
 Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:30 - 22:45Bal
An evening of dance music ranging from exquisite mazurkas to joyful bourrées. (A)
Hartwin Dhoore & Ross GrantWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Sunday 26th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00Callers' workshop: Contra dances Lynne Render Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only
Bearded Dragons
11:15 - 12:45Something
(P/A)
Bearded Dragons Charlie TurnerWeekend or Day tickets Only
13:00 - 13:40Callers' round
An opportunity for callers to meet up and exchange notes, hosted by Rhodri Davies.
 Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Theatre Games for Playford dancers
Fun games from physical theatre and movement training to improve the co-ordination, style, rhythm, connection and group communication of your dancing. All dancer levels welcome. (P)
Bearded Dragons Daisy BlackWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:45 - 22:45Techno-contra
(P/A)
Bearded Dragons Rachel Shapiro WallaceWeekend or Day tickets Only

Events on Monday 27th May 2024
TimeWhatWithPrice
09:30 - 11:00The Craft of Calling: Tools for Your Belt Bruce Hamilton (USA)Weekend or Day tickets Only
11:15 - 12:45Positional American Squares
A ground-breaking workshop of traditional-style American Squares called positionally - no men, women or birds! For those with some experience of American Squares who like a challenge. (P)
Vic Smith Colin HumeWeekend or Day tickets Only
13:00 - 13:40Dance organisers' round
An opportunity for dance organisers to get together and discuss all things dance organising. Hosted by Jen Cox (Oxfolk/BunkFest/Open Morris/EFDSS) and Jane Curry & Andrew Findlay (London Barndance).
 Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:00 - 15:30Scandi 1
An introduction to some staple dances of the Swedish folk dance scene. Schottis, slängpolska and more! All levels welcome; wear smooth-soled shoes. (A)
Confluence Rosie Bryce & Michael Cade-StewartWeekend or Day tickets Only
15:45 - 17:15Scandi 2
(A)
Confluence Rosie Bryce & Michael Cade-StewartWeekend or Day tickets Only
19:30 - 20:10Balfolk/Scandi Session & Dance
A warm up for the Balfolk & Scandi Dance! Bring your instruments and/or dancing shoes. (A)
 Weekend or Day tickets Only
20:15 - 22:30Balfolk & Scandi Dance
A Grand Tour of Balfolk and Scandi dances. (A)
ConfluenceWeekend or Day tickets Only