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Family Dance

posted 3 Feb 2019, 09:27 by Joyce Wiles

It's nearly here! The first family dance of 2019 will be on 24th February with Ted Morse calling and Toucan Play.

Something new at Datchet

posted 3 Feb 2019, 09:22 by Joyce Wiles

Datchet Folk Dance Club are running free Saturday evening sessions with guest groups.  Next dates are 2nd March, 23rd March and April 20th. See the attached flyer for details.

May Sommerville

posted 28 Jan 2019, 02:25 by Joyce Wiles

May passed away on 15th January aged 83. She will be badly missed at Maidenhead Song Club, having been a very regular attendee since the early 1970s, along with John. She was the club treasurer for many years and danced with Taeppa's Tump, also for many years.
The funeral will be held at Slough Crematorium, Stoke Road, Slough, SL2 5AX at 11am on Thursday 31st January.

Upcoming event

posted 14 Jan 2019, 07:32 by Joyce Wiles   [ updated 3 Feb 2019, 09:23 ]

It's nearly here! The first family dance of 2019 will be 24th February with Ted Morse calling and Toucan Play.

Maidenhead FDC Finale

posted 7 Dec 2018, 12:14 by Joyce Wiles


Maidenhead Folk Dance Club closes its doors at the end of the year. You are invited to their final fling on 21st December at Furze Platt Memorial Hall:  Ivan Aitken calling with Chris & Patsy.  Bring a small plate of food to share. Contact Judith (01628 486845) for more info.

Autumn Newsletter

posted 8 Nov 2018, 02:51 by Joyce Wiles

The autumn newsletter is now available to view online.

Greensleeves Morris Men

posted 16 Aug 2018, 12:18 by Joyce Wiles   [ updated 16 Aug 2018, 12:36 ]


Greensleeves Morris Men may be based in south-west London but they and their guests have been making an annual pilgrimage to the Chilterns every July since 1961. These weekends start and finish in Chipperfield with a tour round local towns on the Saturday. This year's stops were Chesham, Wendover, Tring and Dunstable Downs where passers-by were introduced to a variety of dances. Our photographs show stick and hankerchief dances from the Cotswold tradition and a rendering of the North Skelton sword dance from Yorkshire.






Photos: Mike Knell of Greensleeves
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Philippe Callens Retires from Teaching

posted 25 May 2018, 10:05 by Joyce Wiles

Philippe Callens is a dance teacher, composer, researcher and dancer par excellence.
Read his retirement letter to his dance friends and a further information about him.

Ken Sheffield Tribute

posted 16 May 2018, 04:19 by Joyce Wiles

 Following a Tribute day to Ken Sheffield at Stonesfield FDC, Val & Ian McFarlane compiled this obituary with the help of dancing friends.  An edited version will be published in the Lives Remembered section of  the next edition of 'English Dance and Song'.  The full text is attached here.

Denis Smith R.I.P

posted 24 Feb 2018, 03:02 by Joyce Wiles

Judith Inman and Maggie Fletcher share happy memories of Denis Smith, an inspired accompanist for many forms of folk dance for over 50 years, in particular his links with the Chilterns.  See full article below.

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