The Light-hearted Dance Weekends
Venue: The Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon. 12th - 14th October 2018.


A weekend of English Country Dance to suit all tastes (#41 in the series), with dances from the period c1650 to the present day including New England Contras and Squares.

The weekend commences with dinner on the Friday evening and concludes with a farewell dance on the Sunday afternoon. There will be a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore the local environs.

The series is organised and led by John & Hilary Turner. 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 calling is shared between John and our 'Guest' Caller, and the music is provided by our 'Guest' Musicians . The emphasis will be firmly on enjoyment.

Ted lives in Oxfordshire and dances regularly in Oxford and at Upper Basildon in North Berkshire. He calls in Oxfordshire, surrounding counties and often further afield and is a frequent leader at Halsway Manor. He leads band workshops and sessions on morris, long and rapper sword, hand bells and singing.

Pendragon has long been well-known for its playing at Club dances, Residential courses and Festivals across the country. The line-up is John Dudley on accordion, fiddler Andrea Oldfield and mandolin and banjo player Nigel Hall. The band is known for excellent dance music, & its flexibility and plays for all types of folk dance, from traditional Irish, Scottish and Welsh to Playford, Squares and Contras.


The Langstone Cliff 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 with a spacious ballroom & large, comfortable public rooms. There are also indoor & outdoor swimming pools. All bedrooms are ensuite, and are available in Double, Twin / Shared or Single rooms. The hotel is approx 10 mins walk from Dawlish Warren railway station.
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.
The cost of the weekend is £242.00 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 by 11th June 2018.
All rooms will be allocated on a ‘first come-first served’ basis, bearing in mind the need to create a reasonable gender balance.
There are no single supplements for the first 8 single rooms. For those requiring a single room a willingness to share (same gender of course!) may gain you a place at the above rate, please annotate your booking form appropriately.
Extra single rooms may be available but a supplement of £13.00 per person per night is payable, we will contact you before commiting you to this extra payment.


To book for this event please download a copy of our Booking Form, complete as appropriate and forward together with your cheque for the correct amount (£95.00 per person) to the address on the form. Please make your cheques payable to 'HM Turner'.

NB. Special arrangements apply to non-UK residents, please apply without deposit in the first instance.

Rooms will be allocated on a 'first come-first served' basis, whilst maintaining a reasonable gender balance. A cheque for the full deposit is necessary to reserve your booking. No reservations will be accepted by phone or email.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

NB. The balance of payment is due on 20th August 2018.

If you have any special dietary requirements or prefer decaffeinated coffee please include the information on the booking form so that the staff at the hotel can be notified.

If the event is already fully booked, we will automatically add your name to our waiting list & return your cheque. You will be contacted by phone if an appropriate vacancy occurs.

Once your booking has been confirmed the deposit may be non-returnable. If you are forced to cancel, we will endeavour to re-fill the vacancy. If successful, we will return your deposit minus a small administration fee. However we reserve the right to charge the full amount if we incur cancellation charges. Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended.

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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 omitting the cheque and post to the address on the form.

We will phone you in the first instance if there is an appropriate vacancy.


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