The Light-hearted Dance Weekends

Venue: The Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon - Dates: October 4th to 6th, 2013.

                       There are still a few places left on this weekend

A weekend of English Country Dance (#32 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 4th October 2013 and concludes with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 6th October. There will be a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore the beautiful Devon Countryside.

For customer's comments on our previous event (#31) click here.

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 - Maggie Hosking
Born in North Wales, I “discovered” folk dancing in 1990 after moving to Warwickshire – life changing. I’ve displayed from Scandinavia to Madeira and from Hungary to USA with Variations, English Lavender and Wayfarers – now their choreographer. I call at my club Milverton, Hampton Dances, Midland venues, the Southam Gathering and Alan Davies’ winter holidays.
I endeavour to bring enthusiasm, humour and clarity to the dance floor. And a Welsh dance often appears on my programme!

Momentum: Thomas Bending, Ali Ellacott, Bill Keys and Meg Winters, met and so much enjoyed playing together in various places that they joined together to form Momentum in 2001, playing English music for traditional and country dances. Whether playing their extensive repertoire of classic tunes or exploring something different they look forward to playing for you, and enjoying a friendly weekend of light-hearted music and dancing.

Try their website.

The Langstone Cliff Hotel This popular hotel is a short drive from both Exeter and Torquay and is set in 19 acres of woodland overlooking the Exe estuary in Devon, with beautiful views across the river to Exmouth & beyond. It is a 3 star hotel has a spacious ballroom & large, comfortable public rooms. There are also infoor & outdoor swimming pools. All bedrooms are ensuite, and are available in Double, Twin / Shared or Single rooms.
Try their Website: The Langstone Cliff Hotel

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 as well as dancing Friday & Saturday Evenings, Saturday & Sunday Morning workshops & a Sunday afternoon Farewell Dance.
For persons sharing a double or twin room the cost of the weekend is £214.00 per person. For those requiring a single room (only 5 available) the charge is £239.00. A discount of £5.00 per person will be deducted from the balance for bookings made before 23rd April 2013.

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 2013.

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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