The Light-hearted Dance Weekends
The Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern - November 26th to 28th, 2010

Leaders John & Hilary Turner.
Guest Caller - Carol Hewson, Musicians - John Dudley & Nigel Hall

The event was fully booked with a total of 76 dancers plus 5 staff in attendance.

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A weekend of English Country Dance to suit all tastes (#26 in the series). The series is organised and led by John & Hilary Turner. John & Hilary Turner

On this occasion the calling was shared between John and our 'Guest' Caller Carol Hewson with music provided by John Dudley & Nigel Hall of Pendragon.
On the Saturday afternoon we also had a 'Come all ye Callers & Dancers' Session.

The weekend commenced with dinner on the evening of Friday 26th November, 2010 and concluded with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 28th November. There was a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore Great Malvern & the beautiful environs.

GUEST CALLER - Carol Hewson
Carol calls dances in a variety of styles from Playford to New England Squares and Contras, a few Scottish dances have also been known to creep into an evening dance programme. She is passionate about keeping traditional dances alive whilst embracing the newer dances of the age.

Carol believes Folk Dancing should be fun and her motto is “Wear comfortable shoes and a smile.”

GUEST MUSICIANS - John Dudley & Nigel Hall
John & Nigel, an Accordion and Mandolin duo, frequently play together as part of the well-known Pendragon dance band, which has for many years been in regular demand for club dances & festivals.

They are equally happy with many styles, and you’re as likely to see them playing for a Playford Ball, an Irish Set Dance or an evening of American Squares and Contras. We welcome them back confident that they’ll make you want to dance!


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