Evening Dance / Day visits welcomed: Great Alne Long Weekend: Our site's Home page. Contact us -here.
NOW: Only DAYS to go to book your best bargain: a "Later Bird" season ticket for May: go for - Later Bird Discount Season Tkt page. - Or drop by on a day / evening : Be welcomed - whichever day - at ANY time !
Much will happen at B49 6HL on these: 4 days & 3 evenings: Dance in Spring in Shakespeare's Countryside - - in this lovely English Warwickshire Village's Memorial Hall. - Nel van der Laan last visited in 2015: She is again our teacher from the Netherlands. (As still for 2015) : contact Paul to access free videos of Nel's dances being done. Ask Nel personally, to obtain a CD from her with the dance tunes.
You can enjoy many varied day / evening activities - click on EACH DAY - May 5th's FRIDAY events : May 6th's SATURDAY events : May 7th'sSUNDAY events : The quieter MONDAY 8th. Join us. Delight in sampling varied different dancing, part song of quality, and a range of other activities.
OurCatering lets you enjoy all this without need to prepare sandwiches, cook at home, or seek food. Theextended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities & dancefrom around the world. Welcome to the white and raftered hall in this beautiful English Warwickshire village. We're ALL learners at some activity: Many are experienced in some aspect of dance/music: We have skills to share. Join and participate with us in the dancing, music & song. Young people up to 16yrs carry the future in folk traditions. At Great Alne, you may take part with an accompanying adult at NO extra cost [PRICES] A small subsidy even - Sat & Sun daytimes, acknowledges a need to arrange for, & look after young people. To pre-book - is still a bargain - but you may alternatively visit / pay "on the day" !
At Great Alne, you can sample a wide range of different kinds of dancing: Some general International Dancing takes place EVERY day -
The INDOOR pic [in changing title pics above] was of Nel's 2009 visit. Great Alne Long Weekend runs from - 1pm Fri 5th to late afternoon Mon 8th May 2017. 4 days: of very varied activities, with many kinds of folk dancing In April 2016, for longer than usual, we took part in excellent workshops in the Hall whilst it was cold outside. Three Evenings of Social Dancing - On Fri evening we'll mainly dance in American Contra style. More general social dancing is on Sat & Sun evening, and - Each evening features its own band and caller. Look at details on the days above: THEN BOOK / or just COME & ENJOY these events. VISITORS are welcomed at anytime - You receive more individual attention Fri afternoon & especially the quieter Monday. Should it be wet out, we dance Morris & around the Maypole INDOORS. It's convivial, and we always provide a variety of different dancing.
Workshops You'll find Morris Dancing, Song groups and Handbells outside when we have sunny weather! At popular times, these parallel workshops may take place while there is dancing in the hall. Workshops in dance, music, song & much more : through Friday afternoon, and daytimes on Sat, Sun, & Monday.
Why Great Alne Long-Weekend happens: 1)To foster contacts ABROAD. Topromote friendship & understanding through sharing folk dance, music & song.
2)To give opportunities for dancers, musicians and everyone coming to try out different skills.
It's a chance for you to try doing something new!
So when you visit for a particular dance or workshop, why not come sooner and sample something else too. Or perhaps instead, stay to sample what comes next.
No matter if the standard seems at some times to be high. Better dancers/musicians/singers are there to SHARE their skills. And do please bring an instrument to try a few tunes in the friendly company of the occasional music workshop. "Great Alne" is organised as an opportunity to discover, exchange to pass-on these joys & skills.
3) Gt Alne Long Weekendaims ESPECIALLY to give young participants an idea of the fulfillment - That is to be found in active participation in all kinds of folk dance, folk music and traditional songs.
We hope to encourage all to come sharing a tolerant spirit - Allowing everyone to enjoy the activities, and to be able to sample something different. The PRICE STRUCTURE tries to reflect these principles. The workshop leaders are not paid. - Most leaders who regularly contribute just enjoy the weekend by participating in the workshops of others.