About Stonesfield Folk Dance Club

Stonesfield Folk Dance Club meets each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 10pm . We welcome beginners and experienced dancers to learn more of our rich folk dance heritage. It is not necessary to have a partner if you wish to come for the first time and learn more as an experienced dancer will guide you.
All dances are walked through several times and the caller will continue and we are very lucky at Stonesfield to have two Resident Bands. The Donkey House Band sometimes number over 10, and John Graham & The Quarry Turners.
The dances range from those you may have seen in a Jane Austen Play to the type you must have enjoyed at a Barn Dance.
Several times each year we hold a weekend dance with Nationally recognised Callers & Bands. However the highlight of our year is the Annual Folk Dance Weekend when dancers from all 4 corners of England join us at Stonesfield in the Heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. It will be our 46th Weekend in 2018 when we welcome The National Youth Folklore Troupe of England.
Stonesfield is affiliated to the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the Oxfordshire Folk Association and we are able to attend a wide range of events organised by them from Folk Dance Holidays, Dances, Workshops, and Music Days.

Contact Name: Stewart Nicholls

Dance Styles: 17th Century, Barn Dance, Contra, Country Dance, English Ceilidh, Square Dance

Roles: Regular Dance Classes

Events: Workshop, Weekend, Dance

Main Area: Oxfordshire

Website: http://www.stonesfieldfolkdance.danceorg.uk/

Forthcoming Events

Date   Event Name/Venue Description/Dance Styles
Wed
22
Aug
Peter Moran & The Quarry Turners.
Stonesfield Village Hall
Dance
Peter Moran and John Graham with The Quarry Turners
17th Century, Early 20th Century, Contra, Country Dance
Wed
29
Aug
Ruth & Ken Howard with Donkey House
Stonesfield Village Hall
Dance
Ruth & Ken Howard our guests from Wantage will be calling some lesser known dances.
17th Century, Early 20th Century, Contra, Country Dance
Wed
05
Sep
Des Thompson
Stonesfield Village Hall
Dance
Des Thompson will be calling a selection of old & new dances.
17th Century, Early 20th Century, Contra, Country Dance
Wed
12
Sep
Doug & Kate + Donkey House Band
Stonesfield Village Hall
Dance
Doug & Kate Eaton & The Donkey House Band.
Contra, Country Dance, Square Dance
Sun
28
Oct
Purcells Polyphonic Party
Stonesfield Village Hall
Workshop
Purcells Polyphonic Party, Vicki Swan,Jonny Dyer & John Dipper with Guest Callers
17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, Contra, Country Dance, English Ceilidh, Square Dance
Fri
07
Jun19
47th Stonesfield Folk Dance Weekend
Stonesfield Village Hall
Weekend
Andrew Swaine & Daisy Black with The Night Before
Contra, Country Dance, Square Dance