What happens on a typical evening?
Each dance is led by a caller, who will explain the figures that make up each dance. The sequence will be walked through to make sure everyone understands each movement. You won’t be expected to memorise the dance. Once the music starts, the caller will keep prompting to enable you to move in time to the music, until everyone has got it! Don’t worry if you get confused, the other dancers will help you. Look out for eye contact pointing you in the right direction or a hand inviting you to do a two-hand turn.
When the dance ends, partners thank each other, find new partners, and form up again, and the evening goes on like that. If you would like to take a rest, then please do so. There is no obligation to dance each dance.
In the middle of the evening, we take a 15-20 minute break for a drink and a biscuit. It’s a good opportunity to meet new people or catch up with old friends.
By the end of the evening, we hope that you leave with a smile on your face.