Halsway Weekend


This year 45 dancers enjoyed an excellent weekend at Halsway on October 11th to 13th.  Our teacher was Duncan Brown and the music was provided by Lindsey and Tom Ibbotson.  We welcomed several newcomers, including baby Robyn and her Grandma Shirley.  The ceilidh was a great success as usual.  Many thanks to all who helped organise the weekend, called the social dances, entertained at the Ceilidh but mostly to Valerie, our indefatigable Secretary.  Next year’s dates are Friday 9th October until Sunday 11th when we welcome back Alice Stainer to teach and Ian Robertson to provide the music

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Our weekend at Halsway was held from Friday 12th October to Sunday 14th October.  52 dancers enjoyed an excellent weekend with our teacher  Alice Stainer and super music  provided by Judith and Ian Muir

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The ceilidh on Saturday evening provided an opportunity for many of the group to reveal latent talents!

Our thanks go to all who organised, taught, played and  called throughout the weekend.  As always, the biggest thanks go to Valerie who always  has it all sorted.Halsway 2018-137271


54 dancers enjoyed the annual Halsway weekend this year.

Mervyn Short, our teacher provided us with many opportunities for   learning new dances and improving our technique.

We enjoyed many favourite dances in the social dancing on Friday evening and Sunday dancing, called by Sheila Lawrence, Val Scriven and Sue Locke

The Saturday afternoon class included 3 more complicated dances.  The dancing of the  ‘Celebrations at Higham’ was recorded and can be seen on Youtube at


The Ceilidh on Saturday showed, as always, the range of talent within the group  and the dances in between the items were called by Judie Seymour and Gail Ridgway

The super music throughout the weekend was provided by Chris and Julie Dewhurst

Many thanks to all who organised, contributed and participated in an excellent weekend.

In particular, thanks go to Valerie who, as always, did a superb organising job.