Gittisham Folk Dance Club - the original website!
Folk Dancing in Devon at Gittisham Village Hall (and elsewhere)


Gittisham Village Hall, Gittisham EX14 3AF (Near Honiton, East Devon)
The previous layout and colours of this website are here.
Why two websites for one small folk dance club? - here's why!

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This is the ORIGINAL webpage giving information on Gittisham Folk Dance Club.

For ten years this page was the club's only web presence: it remains a small part of the folk dance section of my website.

It is kept up to date with details of future dances and other events.

It also links to a new section of my website outlining a decade of experience in helping to run a small dance club.

Some of this new material should be helpful to anyone proposing to set up and run any type of small club in the UK.

Dance weekend in Paignton June 2016

Dance teaching sessions - my proposals.

Teaching how to swing - ask me for a lesson!

Maps for Gittisham (main club venue)

Map for Combe Raleigh (occasionally)

Map for Honiton venue (First Wednesdays)

Gittisham dance dates: smart phone users can download the programme shown below as a jpg image.

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Dances start at 8 pm and finish at 10.15 pm (sometimes 10.30 pm in summer) with a break for tea and biscuits

There is usually live music with a variety of well known local bands.

We have plenty of experienced dancers who are willing to help newcomers.

You don't need to bring a partner. Entrance is 3.00 (3.50 for non-members.)

Membership is 2 per annum (Jan to Dec).

Please note that in line with 'child protection' initiatives and legislation,
no-one under the age of 18 can be admitted, except with a parent or responsible adult.

              Gittisham's last Pixie mid-winter dance was on 23 January 2016 - in Broadclyst.        

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The winner in 2016 was Joyce Milton, a member of Gittisham Club.

You can view the 2015 poster - little changed for 2016

The next dance is scheduled for Sat 21 January 2017 - details unchanged from 2016.

95% of the waste produced by the bring and share meal was recycled - details here.
Over 100 people attended, yielding a profit of about 250. All proceeds from the raffle were given to charity (details later)

The original Gittisham Display Dance is now available online - try it at your club, send me comments, or try to improve it!

Many useful folk dance links and details of some 'one-off' local dances are here.

Gittisham Folk Dance Club in the news - articles in STS magazine September 2015 are reproduced here.


In very bad weather dances may be cancelled because the village hall
can be accessed only via minor roads - please check before travelling.

Photos of the hall from Google Streetview.   Photos of some of bands who play at Gittisham.

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There are times when your feet may leave the ground (both at the same time) or you may feel that the world is rotating a little faster than usual. But don't worry, these things don't happen to newcomers. In past years we had an open fire in cold weather, but we got smoked out once too often.

You can check the date and time of most folk events in Devon.

Basic folk dance moves are explained here.

Once you are reasonably competent you may wish to attend the regular Willand Thursday or Saturday dances. Willand has one of the best dance halls in the area.

There are also occasional folk dances in Exeter, including contra dance (ask Google for Exeter Contra).


Enquiries  email   stevewozniak42 (AT) hotmail.com


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