Chilworth Contras

Chilworth Contras          
A 'New England' Contra Dance club led by John & Hilary Turner.
Caller - John Turner

BREAKING NEWS - December 12th 2019 Contras the venue has changed due to polling day. The venue (for Dec only) is Pirrie Park Bowling Club, 78a Wilton Crescent, Shirley, Southampton. SO15 7QE.
For those without sat nav facilities see these 2 maps, Chilworth Contras Venue 12/12/2019 Chilworth Contras Venue 12/12/2019
Carpark available & in adjacent street.


Dec 31st 2019 - New Year's Eve Contra Dance, Twyford VH, Near Winchester. For more info New Years Eve Contra

Last updated 25/11/19

Chilworth Contras - Dates for your Diary

Oct 10th Nov 14th Dec 12th See change of venue above
Jan 30th Feb 13th Mar 12th
Apr 9th May 14th June 11th
Oct 8th Nov 12th Dec 10th

for other Contra Dance dates try:

London Barndance Company,        Alcester Contra        Leeds Contra        Cambridge Contra        Sheffield Spring Contra       
Contras in Kent        Contras in Exeter
For Ashford (Middx), Northampton, & Exeter Contras see Contra-corners mailing list.

Try some of John's Contra Dance Compositions.

Chilworth Contra Summary

What is Contra Dancing? you ask.
Try this,

At Chilworth we dance to CDs, with occasional visits from the English Contra Dance Band.

Try this video too,

The music is great, very lively and really gives you that drive which is so important for Contra Dancing in particular.

Here's another viewpoint well worth reading.

We dance New England Contras & Squares, with lots of swinging! and occasionally some 'Running Set' too. We welcome everyone, but don't come to rest; it's an exhausting evening!

To give you a flavour of this, it's purposeful, urgent, vital, energetic, well phrased, strongly connected, challenging, sociable and great fun!

We change partners almost every dance, helping newcomers to be quickly assimilated, as well as creating a friendly and sociable environment.

Ladies invite the men to dance as well as vice versa.

Each dance can run for 8 to 10 times through , so don't come to rest!

If you have any further questions please email us

Here are a few more articles on Contra Dancing that I hope you find helpful:
      What is Contra Dance?

      So why not come and join us?

      As well as dancers local to the Southampton area, we have occasional visitors from Alton (27miles), Basingstoke (28m),
       Chichester (34m), & Shillingstone nr Blandford (48 miles)!

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