Chilworth Contras

Chilworth Contras          
A 'New England' Contra Dance club led by John & Hilary Turner.
Caller - John Turner
!! Breaking News !! Chilworth Contras is cancelled until further notice (hopefully sometime in 2021)

(see below)

We meet monthly on Thursdays at 8.00pm in Chilworth Hall (the village hall), Chilworth, Nr Southampton, Hants, UK. SO16 7JZ Grid Ref. SU 410 184.
The hall is approx 5 mins drive from Junct 14 of M3. (Hall bookings 023 8076 7592)
Beware the postcode does not give the true position of the hall. See this map.
The true Lat & Long Coords of the hall are Lat: 50.9640N & Long: 01.4168W.

Last updated 4/1/2020

Chilworth Contras - Dates for your Diary

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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