The Light-hearted Dance Weekends
The Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish Warren, Devon - January 23rd to 25th, 2015

Leaders John & Hilary Turner.
Guest Caller - Carol Hewson, Musicians - Pendragon John Dudley, Andrea Oldfield, Nigel Hall

The event was attended by 83 dancers plus 6 staff.

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A weekend of English Country Dance to suit all tastes (#35 in the series). The series is organised and led by John & Hilary Turner. John & Hilary Turner

On this occasion the calling was shared between John and our 'Guest' Caller Carol Hewson with music provided by Pendragon.

The weekend commenced with dinner on the evening of Friday 23rd January, 2015 and concluded with a farewell dance on the afternoon of Sunday 25th January. There was a mixture of dances & workshops, and some free time to explore the Exe Estuary & Devon Coast.

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"

Pendragon has been led by John Dudley on accordion for many years. The band is well-known for playing at Club Dances and Festivals across the country. In its current line-up John is joined by fiddler Andrea Oldfield and mandolin and banjo player Nigel Hall. The band is also known for its flexibility and plays for all types of folk dance, from Playford to Irish Set Dancing, and from Scottish to Squares and Contras.


The hotel's excellent 'Washington Ballroom' was our venue for dancing.
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 indoor & outdoor swimming pools. All bedrooms are ensuite, and are available in Double, Twin / Shared or Single rooms.
Try their website: The Langstone Cliff Hotel

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