February 8th 2014 - Cecilia at Northwick Arms, Ketton

Soon to be confirmed is the great Belgian band Cecilia coming to play for a workshop and dance at the  Northwick Arms, Ketton and Stamford, on Saturday 8th February 2014.

Cecilia  - a great 3-piece band from Belgium playing superb danceable music. They've played at Kinnersley and Pentrefest in the past and are keen to visit again. Have a look at their website

January 5th 2013 - Expire and Moussaka, London

Grand Midwinter Folk Ball

Saturday 5th January 2013, 7.30pm

at the beautiful Chats Palace,
42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, London E9 6DF 

Free beginners dance class at 8pm, dancing until midnight.

Bring your friends for a night of great music and dancing!

Live music from top french groups Duo Expire and Moussaka

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April 3rd. 4th, 5th - Les Zeoles Tour

Les Zéoles

Wednesday April 3rd 2013
Pied a Terre, Norwich

At: Keir Hardie Hall, St Gregory’s Alley (between Pottergate and St Benedict’s Street), Norwich, NR2 1ER.

7.30 - 8.30 Musicians' workshop (free)
8.45 - 11.00 Dancing with Les Zéoles and an interval set from the Pied à Terre musicians

Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions)

Thursday April 4th2013
Eurosessions, Sheffield
At: Heeley Institute, 147 Gleadless Road, S2 3AF    ...200m up from the Sheaf View pub

7:45-8:30pm  Dance workshop
8:30-11pm  Bal

Tickets: £6/£5  

No bar available, but please bring your own alcohol (you can get take-outs from the Sheaf View).  Soft drinks available at the venue.

Friday April 5th 2013
Ketton Dance France
At: Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton, Stamford PE9 3TA

7:30 – 8:30 Dance workshop
8:30 – 11:30 Bal

Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions)
Tickets from Adam Cade 01780 720 521

Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the chromatic accordion of Anne Guinot. They have been playing together for over 10 years. Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music. Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts. They have produced two albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009 and Sur Mesure in 2011.

Traditonal french dances from the centre of France are mainly couple or long line dances such as schottische, 2 and 3-time bourree, polka, chapelloise, rondeau, mazurka, 3, 5, 8 and 11-time waltzes. They also play a few Swedish Polskas. There are many, many variations but all fairly easy for dancers to pick up in an evening.

January 2nd 2013 - Expire and Moussaka, Norwich

Pied à Terre

Expire and Moussaka
Wednesday January 2nd 2013
Kier Hardie Hall, St Gregory’s Alley (between Pottergate and St Benedict’s Street), Norwich, NR2 1ER.

Winners of the prestigious Duo Prize at the Chateau d'Ars Festival, Expire (Cédric Martin and Flavien Di-Cintro) and Moussaka (Flavien Di-Cintio and Vincent Fisson) bring the electrifying energy of two accordions to the dance floor for the third time. These are some of the best young traditional musicians in France and not to be missed. Watch
  • 7.30 - 8.30 Musicians' workshop (free)
  • 8.45 - 11.00 Dancing with Expire and Moussaka and an interval set from the Pied à Terre musicians.
  • £6 (£5 concessions)

January 6th 2013 - Expire and Moussaka, Sheffield

January 4th 2013 - Expire and Moussaka, Stamford

Friday January 4th 2013
7.30 to 8.30 Workshop
8.30 to 11.30 pm

Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom
St Mary’s street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL

Tickets are £8 or £6 concessions
from the box office, Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
More info. from Adam 01780 720 521

Come and dance or just listen to great music to start the New Year. Dancers of any level welcome, with help on hand.

Cédric Martin and Flavien Di-Cintio are returning, by popular demand, for the 4th year, and bringing with them Vincent Fisson on guitar to play Breton dance music. Both duos have released great CDs in the last few months. These are some of the best young traditional musicians in France, having played for major festivals and won the prestigious 2010 Best Duo Competition at the Chateau d'Ars Festival.

Expire - c. France and Alsace

 Moussaka - Britanny

3rd Friday of Month - Trad French Dance, Ketton

Every Third Friday of the month, 
except July and August

Northwick Arms, High Street, Ketton
8 – 9 pm Dance tuition
9 – 11 pm Bal

Traditional French dancing - Waltz, Mazurka, Schottische, Bourree etc.

Dancers and musicians of any level always welcome. We normally have up to 10 musicians, 40 dancers and others who like to just come and watch. Help is always on hand so just come and listen or try it out.

Contact Adam or Mary 01780 720 521

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