100 Dancing Years!

No, not Wayfarers who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2017, but our friends in Hembygdsgillet
Malmö in Sweden who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and have invited us to join them in their celebrations in August.

We are looking forward very much to seeing them again.
What We Do
  • Dance Displays

    Performing Dunsmuir Waltz at Swan Theatre Gardens during Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations,
    see Links.

  • Visit Foreign Groups

    We enjoy visiting dance groups outside the UK. We have recently had exchanges with groups in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.  In August 2011 we visited our friends on the Isle of Man and they visited us in May 2014. This was a busy year for us as we also visited  the Besse Group in Germany. Also in 2014, we visited Sunnerbogillet in Ljungby, Sweden – and they then visited us in 2015.

  • Host Foreign Groups

    We host visits from our friends from abroad. Here are Folklore Gruppe Bludenz dancing outside Shakespeare's Birthplace.

  • We always dance to live music.

    Our musicians play a range of instruments including fiddle, guitar, accordion, keyboard, mandolin, banjo, recorder and concertina.  Dances are introduced with information and humour.

Performing dances from around the British Isles, we
have entertained audiences in middle England and overseas
for over four decades.


On show we always wear costume and dance to live music.


Besse Folk Dance Group at Baddesley Clinton 2017

We dance for a modest fee or for the opportunity to “pass the hat”.

Funds raised go towards hosting visits from folk dance groups from abroad.

Last year (2017) we have hosted a visit from a folk dance group from Besse in Germany, and this year we are travelling to Sweden.


We dance at many different venues including National Trust Houses, Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations, Festivals, Women's Institute meetings and Charity Events.  

We can even host a whole evening of dance for you eg at a folk dance club, or a social event.


Want to book or know more details?

Just ring Dave or Janet Hidson on 0121 459 1575
OR e-mail