John & Hilary's Folk Dance Activities
John Turner John & Hilary
have been dancers for almost a life time! They met ballroom dancing and started folk dancing over 35 years ago.
Hilary Turner

John has been a Folk Dance Caller for over 30 years. Like many Callers, he got into calling by accident, standing in for the resident Caller who was working away from home. 'The rest', as they say, 'is history'. He calls for a wide variety of folk dance events, ranging from community barn dances, and club evenings, to public dances, ceilidhs, dances for the beginner as well as the enthusiast, festival workshops, dance weekends and folk dance holidays. John's 'Calling CV' logo

'The Light-hearted Dance Weekends' is a series of folk dance weekends organised & led by John & Hilary. The events are aimed at enthusiasts and are held at various locations around the country. logo

John & Hilary also lead folk dance holidays for 'HF Holidays' at various country houses around the UK.
See information on
HF Holidays,
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In South Hampshire John & Hilary, run a 'New England Contra Dance' club, entitled 'Chilworth Contras'. Chilworth Contras

Hilary is Mistress of 'Hampshire Garland', a ladies traditional dance team. John is one of the team's musicians. Try their website Hampshire Garland ladies traditional dance team. HG Logo

John is Membership Secretary of 'FASH' , The Folk Association of South Hants .
FASH Workshops are most frequently held at SOBERTON Village Hall, for a map of this venue Click here

John is also a member & former director of Halsway Manor Society , a charitable trust based at their idyllic residential centre in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. The Society's aims are to promote English Folk Music, Song & Dance. Click the logo to view the Manor. Halsway Manor
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