Folk music and folk dance in Devon

The Feet First For Families is Devon folk dance for all ages

Folk music and folk dance in Devon

Wren Music is extending a dancing project to a new area of South Devon. The Feet First For Families project aims to introduce children, young people and families across Devon to folk dance in all its forms, such as social dance, step dancing and morris dancing.

In March 2010, Wren Music will be offering free folk dance sessions to schools and youth clubs throughout the South Dartmoor Learning Community, which stretches from Buckfastleigh to Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey. All of the dance sessions will be led by experienced community dance leaders and professional folk musicians.

These will be followed by a Family Folk Dance and workshop, where young people can bring along parents and family members and discover what fun you can have with dancing, whatever your age.

The Family Folk Dance will be held on Saturday, March 20 at St Andrews Church Hall, West Street, Ashburton, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. All young people and their families are invited to come along and have a great time. No experience is necessary to join in the dances as all of they are all explained before each one. There will be live music too.

For those who want to explore folk dancing a little more, during the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm there will be a fun workshop where you can try out all sorts of smart moves and dance steps. The organisers suggest you bring a picnic tea.

Entry to the workshop and Family Folk Dance is only £3 per child, £5 for one child and one adult, or £10 per family of two adults and up to three children, or one adult and up to four children. For those who want to come just for the Family Folk Dance, entry is £2 per child or adult. Note that all adults will need to be accompanied by a young person. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Advance booking is recommended to ensure your place. Reserve your place at or call 01837 53754 with names and ages of attenders and whether you will be coming for the whole event or just the dance.

(from a press release)