The Light-hearted Dance Weekends
Hotel Piccadilly, Bournemouth - January 25th to 27th, 2013

Leaders John & Hilary Turner.
Guest Caller - Carol Hewson, Guest Musicians - Deo Volente (Dave & Victoria Yeomans)
The event was fully booked with a total of 87 dancers plus 5 staff in attendance.

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A weekend of English Country Dance to suit all tastes (#31 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 Deo Volente (Dave & Victoria Yeomans).

The weekend commenced with dinner on the evening of Friday 25th January, 2013 and concluded with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 27th January. There was a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore Bournemouth & the beautiful environs.
On the Saturday afternoon Carol gave us an 'Dances awaiting recordings' workshop.

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 newer dances of the age. She believes Folk Dancing should be fun and her motto is " Wear comfortable shoes and a smile"

GUEST MUSICIANS - Dave & Victoria Yeomans (Deo Volente)
Deo Volente, an accordion and flute duo formed in 2006, have become familiar faces locally and well-known on the national dance scene. DAVE and VICTORIA YEOMANS have performed at festivals including Southam, Lichfield, Eastbourne and Chippenham. They particularly enjoy playing for Playford and Playford-style dances but are also to be found playing for other genres within the repertoire. Watch out for them on the dance floor when they are not performing.


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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