The Light-hearted Dance Weekends

Venue: The Abbey Hotel, Gt Malvern, Worcestershire - Dates: October 12th to 14th, 2012.

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A weekend of English Country Dance (#30 in the series) to suit a wide range of tastes, with dances from the period c1650 to the present day including New England Contras and Squares. It is aimed at enthusiasts who enjoy their dancing and aspire to improve their skills, and knowledge of English Country Dance, but not at the expense of courtesy and cordiality. The emphasis will be firmly on enjoyment.
The weekend commences with dinner on the evening of Friday 12th October 2012 and concludes with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 14th October. There will be a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore Gt. Malvern, & its beautiful environs.

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THE LEADERS - John & Hilary Turner.
The series is organised and led by John & Hilary Turner.
The calling is shared between John and our 'Guest Caller' (see below).
John calls dances in a variety of styles from Playford to 'New England' Contras, see John's CV.
The music is provided by our 'Guest Musicians' (see below).
Hilary is Booking Secretary & Hostess.

GUEST CALLER - Frances Richardson
Frances started dancing when she was 17 and has called at many festivals, including Broadstairs, Chippenham, Lichfield, Sidmouth and Southam, plus weekends, days of dance, and Saturday dances across the country.

She enjoys a variety of styles and you can expect a thoroughly good mixture. Whilst Playford was her first and enduring love, she also does American and Scottish above all Frances believes that dancing should be enjoyable, and embraces the light-hearted approach.

GUEST MUSICIANS - Edward Jay & Fiona Barrow
Eddy (accordion) and Fiona (violin), The Bristol Players, have been working together for 8 years. They have wide experience of playing for social dancing at all levels and have performed around the country including at Sidmouth, Southam and Broadstairs festivals. They have also toured California and been guests at the Monte Toyon festival. They have travelled internationally in the theatre, and more recently their highly acclaimed show 'Piaf - The Songs' is appearing around the country and in the States. These versatile players provide their own unique blend - fluid, energetic and sparkling, that makes them a joy to dance to.

The Abbey Hotel is situated on the slopes of the Malvern Hills in the Spa town of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, with wonderful views over the Severn Valley & the Vale of Evesham. The hotel has a spacious ballroom & the restaurant has a reputation for fine cuisine. All bedrooms are ensuite, and are available in Double, Twin / Shared or Single rooms.
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The charges include Full Board from Dinner on Friday Evening to Lunch on Sunday including Morning Coffee / Tea both days, and a cup of Tea before departure on the Sunday Afternoon.
The cost of the weekend is £199.00 per person. A deposit of £95.00 per person is required when booking. A discount of £5.00 per person will be deducted from the balance for bookings made before 14th May 2012.

Please read our Booking Policy.
It may answer some of your queries but if there are any other issues regarding the weekend that you wish to clarify please email us.

To book for this event, download a copy of our Booking Form, complete as appropriate, and forward together with your cheque for the correct amount to the address on the form. Please make your cheques payable to 'HM Turner'.

If you have any special dietary requirements or prefer decaffeinated coffee please include the information on the booking form so that the hotel can be notified.
The balance of payment is due on 20th August 2012.

Single guests please note that if you are sharing and subsequently need to cancel your booking you may incur the full charge if a suitable replacement for you cannot be found.

NB. Special financial arrangements apply to non-UK residents, please email your booking in the first instance.

Please book early to avoid disappointment. We fill up very quickly.

If you wish to join the waiting list for this event, either email us with the information requested on the form, including your Phone No.
or complete our Booking Form and post to the address on the form.

We will phone you in the first instance if there is an appropriate vacancy, you are under no obligation to accept the vacancy.

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