Evening Dance / Day visits welcomed: Great Alne Long Weekend: Our site's Home page. Contact us -here.
Much will go-on during these: 4 days & 3 evenings in May 2017. - in this lovely English Warwickshire Village's Memorial Hall. - Nel van der Laan is again our visiting teacher from the Netherlands.
Items specific to this May's event begin each day's details. The main 2017 PROGRAMME details will be updated over several weeks - as the teachers who volunteer their time are able to confirm. The long weekend's layout will be as in 2016. To see PROGRAMME OF LAST TIME with its many varied day / evening activities - click on EACH DAY - FRIDAY of 2016 events :SATURDAY of 2016 events :SUNDAY 2016 events : The quieter MONDAY 2016 events Join us again, to enjoy again a range of different dancing and part song of quality.
- Nel's dances of 2015 in the Hall. - These are free for you to keep and view - contact Paul on 0121 689 1802. Shortly available: book your best bargain of Early Bird for 2017. - Or drop by in May- Be welcomed - whichever day - at ANY time !
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. Pre-book for May - it's 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 [as they change] 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.