Southport Folk Dance Club

Thursdays 8.00 - 10.00 pm
from September to May.

Our sessions run from the beginning of September to the end of May with breaks for Christmas, Easter and election night.

We learn dances from the gentler end of the English country dance tradition – no bells, sticks, hankies or getting very dizzy. Just gentle exercise, good company and dances from the 18th century to the present day. If you have enjoyed a barn dance, or fancy trying the dancing you have seen on TV adaptations of Jane Austen, then we may be the club for you.

New members are always welcome with or without a partner. No prior knowledge or special costume is required. All dances are taught, “walked through” and then danced to music with a caller reminding everyone of the moves. There is plenty of time between dances to chat and make new friends, and lots of laughter when we make mistakes. We use recorded music for club nights, but once a year we organise a Saturday evening dance with a live band.

There is a small joining fee of £3 and a weekly charge of £2.50 which includes a cup of tea and a biscuit at half time.

Contact: Eleanor Mehew 01704 567251 or email

Our evening of dance at Christ the King High School (October 2009)

St Peter's Church Hall
35th Anniversary Evening

St Peter's Church Hall
35th Anniversary Evening
4oth Anniversary Dance (16th April 2011).
Judith Veevers called the dances, White Knuckle Ride played the music and everyone danced.
Josie Greenwood, our longest serving club member, cuts the celebration cake. Everyone at the the end of tem party in May 2011

Club members dancing "Salute To Preston" at the Folk Spectacular organised by Lancashire Folk to celebrate Preston Guild, 29th September 2012

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