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John Turner
Folk Dance Caller

Light-hearted Dance Weekends

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'Chilworth Contras'

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John Turner John & Hilary
have been dancers for almost a life time! They met ballroom dancing and started folk dancing over 40 years ago.
Hilary Turner

John has been a Folk Dance Caller for over 43 years. He calls for a wide variety of folk dance events, ranging from community barn dances, and club evenings, to public dances, ceilidhs, dances for the beginner as well as the enthusiast, festival workshops, dance weekends and folk dance holidays.
John's 'Calling CV'        John's Future Bookings        John's Recent Events

'The Light-hearted Dance Weekends' - The series has now closed with our final event (#42} in Oct '19 at the Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren.        Previous Events Badge

John & Hilary also lead folk dance holidays for 'HF Holidays' at various country houses around the UK,
and for Halsway Manor Society at their idyllic residential HQ in the Quantocks Hills, Somerset.

In South Hampshire John & Hilary, run a 'New England Contra Dance' club, entitled 'Chilworth Contras'
Chilworth Contras
!! Breaking News !! Chilworth Contras is cancelled until further notice (hopefully sometime in 2021)

John & Hilary are members of 'FASH' , The Folk Association of South Hants . John, a former committee member, leads workshops for FASH. For the full winter workshop programme see the FASH Website. FASH Logo

John is also a former director of Halsway Manor Society , a charitable trust based at their idyllic residential centre in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. The Society's aims are to promote English Folk Music, Song & Dance. Click the logo to view the Manor. Halsway Manor