Welcome to the Wells Folk and Barn Dance Club web site

Wells Folk Dance Club now meets at St Thomas' Church Hall, St Thomas Street, Wells BA5 2UZ.

We meet on Wednesdays between September and July, 7.30 - 9.30pm.

Note: We do not meet on the first Wednesday of the month - the hall is used by another, long-standing group.

We are a happy and friendly group of dancers who really enjoy our dancing. In any year you will find a full club night programme from September to July, drawing on a selection of local callers and musicians, although recorded music is often used. The programme reflects the style and interest of the visiting caller, which can be traditional English folk dance, Playford dance (think Jane Austen or Mr Darcy), American squares and energetic contra dances; contra dance is similar to barn dance but with more energy and more moves - and is a lot more fun!

Our weekly club nights include teaching as well as dancing. All dances are taught with a walk through before the music starts, and there are plenty of people only too pleased to offer guidance if needed. You do not need to bring a partner.

If you have never done this type of dancing before we will help you to get started so that you can join in and have fun at your first session. If it goes wrong, don't worry - its only a dance! As you gain experience you can embellish your dancing with spins, twirls and variations. So, whether you are an experienced dancer or an up-and-coming beginner, we hope to help you enhance your dancing and add to your enjoyment of the dance.

Our aim is to offer a good dancing experience to new members at all levels. So, whether you are a local or just visiting the area on holiday, you can be assured of a warm welcome at any of our evenings. If you need further information, contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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