Bournemouth Folk Dance Club is a friendly, happy group, who meet weekly, & enjoy an evening of English folk dancing & socialising.
We dance a wide variety of dances, from the old rustic country barn type to `Pride & Prejudice` style of courtly, regency dances; through to more modern styles such as American circles, squares & contras. As well as lots of information about the old styles of dancing; there is now a wealth of new folk dances and tunes being created all over the world. These are in all types of styles: historical English, modern English, American squares, contra & other types of dances. We will give any English, Scottish or American folk dance a go!
Recorded music is generally used with club callers; but we do frequently support local musicians, together with guest callers, to come & give that added zest of a live performance.
We meet twice a year with the local Dorset Caledonian Scottish Dance group to share an evening of mixed Scottish & English/American dances. Several club members visit other local clubs - details of the clubs can be found on the local clubs page of this site.
To see the full list of our club events & callers, visit our Dance Programme page.
Anyone is welcome to join us. Do come along – stay for 1 week, (your first visit is free) two weeks, or maybe stay a lifetime, if you find the exercise, dancing, music and company are for you.