Southport Folk Dance Club

Thursdays 8.00 - 10.00 pm
from September to May.

Our sessions run from the beginning of September to the end of May with breaks for Christmas, Easter and election night.

We learn dances from the gentler end of the English country dance tradition – no bells, sticks, hankies or getting very dizzy. Just gentle exercise, good company and dances from the 18th century to the present day. If you have enjoyed a barn dance, or fancy trying the dancing you have seen on TV adaptations of Jane Austen, then we may be the club for you.

New members are always welcome with or without a partner. No prior knowledge or special costume is required. All dances are taught, “walked through” and then danced to music with a caller reminding everyone of the moves. There is plenty of time between dances to chat and make new friends, and lots of laughter when we make mistakes.


We usually use recorded music for club nights, but once or twice a term we have our own live band. Very occasionally we have run a special workshop at the Atkinson, dancing in the Children's library.

There is a small joining fee of £3 and a weekly charge of £2.50 which includes a cup of tea and a biscuit at half time.

Contact: Eleanor Mehew 01704 567251 or email eleanormehew@gmail.com
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