The Light-hearted Dance Weekends
Hotel Piccadilly, Bournemouth - January 18th to 20th, 2008

Leaders John & Hilary Turner.
Guest Caller - Carol Hewson, Musicians - John Dudley & Frank Bradley
The group photo

The event was fully booked with a total of 85 dancers plus 5 staff in attendance.

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List of dances presented


A weekend of English Country Dance to suit all tastes (#21 in the series). The series is organised and led by John & Hilary Turner.
On this occasion the calling was shared between John and our 'Guest' Caller Carol Hewson with music provided by John Dudley & Frank Bradley of Pendragon.

The weekend commenced with dinner on the evening of Friday 18th January, 2008 and concluded with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 20th January. There was a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore Bournemouth & the beautiful environs.

GUEST CALLER - Carol Hewson

CAROL HEWSON calls dances in a variety of styles from Playford to New England Squares and Contras; a few Scottish dances have been known to creep into an evening dance programme too. Carol is passionate about keeping Traditional Dances alive whilst embracing the new dances of the age. She believes Folk Dancing should be fun and her motto is " Wear comfortable shoes and a smile"

GUEST MUSICIANS - John Dudley & Frank Bradley.

JOHN DUDLEY and FRANK BRADLEY of Pendragon Dance Band will be familiar to many of you as they are regular performers at dances and festivals all over the south, and have played for us twice before.
Their unusual style blending the pulse and rhythm of the button accordion with the melody of the violin has proved popular for many years and we are sure that our feast of dancing will be complemented by the tasteful dressing of their music !


The hotel, an AA 3 star establishment in Bournemouth, Dorset, is 'the prime venue for hosted dancing holidays in the UK'. The accommodation is comfortable and stylish, and the spacious ballroom has a magnificent maple floor, sparkling chandeliers, delightful period paintings and dramatic drapes. The restaurant is well known for its fine cuisine.
All accommodation is en-suite and is available in Double, Twin (shared) and Single rooms (very limited in number). A small number of guests are accommodated in an adjacent hotel.
Hotel Piccadilly is situated in Bath Road close to the centre of Bournemouth, approx 10 mins walk from the pier, and only a short distance from the coach & rail stations with regular services from London and other regional centres. Try their Website: Hotel Piccadilly

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