Evening Dance / Day visits welcomed: Great Alne Long Weekend: Site Home page. Contact us -here.
- Best bargain is this Early Bird Season Ticket for it ALL. Available is NOW during January & February ONLY at this price ! (Postponement because web-writer has had no functioning laptop since November) A skeleton of 2019's programme may be available later in Jan. But if you like what went on in 2018, GET EARLY BIRD NOW ! - - Brilliant this early price is - BUT you do not HAVE to book to come for ALL or for ANY part of the Long Weekend ! - JUST DROP BY - on any day / evening : Be welcomed - whichever day - at ANY time ! - You're still welcome to pay there, and stay for ALL or for ANY part of the Long Weekend !
2018 brought us unusually poor weather. Almost continuous activities went on in the Hall. That was convivial, and as always a wide variety of different dancing was on offer. See DAILY TIMETABLES of LAST April with the many varied day / evening activities - click on EACH DAY - The FRIDAY's events - a quiet afternoon :SATURDAY's events :SUNDAY's events : Quieter MONDAY's events OR - BEST see / download the FULL April 2018 LONG WEEKEND PROGRAMME (2 SIDES OF A4)
A uniqueextended weekend. Explore 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. OurCatering lets you enjoy all this with no need to prepare sandwiches, cook at home, or seek food. You young people up to 16yrs will carry the future in folk traditions. Take part at Great Alne with an accompanying adult at NO extra cost
At Great Alne, sample a wide range of different kinds of dancing: Some International Dancing with Karin will take place EVERY day Do come to meet Karin and enjoy her wide-ranging dances. Best is the quieter Friday 26th afternoon, or Monday 29th of 2019. There's 3 Evenings of Social Dancing - On Fri evening we'll mainly dance in American Contra style. Sat Eve, we welcome Brian Stanton's mainly Playford-style calling. Sun evening will be one of more general social dance. BOOK / or just COME & ENJOY these events. VISITORS are welcomed at anytime - Should it be wet out, we dance Morris & around the Maypole INDOORS.
Workshops You'll find Morris Dancing, Song groups and Handbells outside when we have sunny weather! Song workshops in parallel take place on Sat & Sun whilst dancing is in the hall. Workshops in dance, music, song & much more are through Friday afternoon & 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.