Folk Dance

Folk Dance at Sidmouth 2023 has a wide range of dancing to get your feet stuck into!

Will Mentor (USA), The Linda Game Band and Bearded Dragons are headlining the American workshops; Brooke Friendly (USA), Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, and Matt Norman and Dave Yeomans are leading the English workshops. And the wonderful Rhodri Davies, Andrew Swaine and Lynne Render will be providing a varied mix of English and American workshops and dances. New dancers are being welcomed in even more in 2023 with each stream running its own beginners’ workshop included in the main workshop offerings.

Irish Set dancing is back with Kevin and Carol Monaghan; Scottish country dance is returning with Bridget Flett and Chris Toyne; and Tim Walker will be leading the Early Dance with Fayre Play. Euro dancing has a big push this year with a daily workshop stream.  Kerry Fletcher will host the Euro events, with Chris Dyer leading on Scandi; the new band, Oscina on Bal.

The evenings will involve Playford, Eurobals, Irish Set dance ceili, and a range of English, American and mixed evening dances. So much choice, only one week to fit it all in! Keep checking for updates!