Evening Dance or 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 - These are our expected dates: Final confirmation shortly - - in this lovely English Warwickshire Village's Memorial Hall. - Drop by - Be welcomed - whichever day - at ANY time ! Our Catereringlets you enjoy all this without need to prepare sandwiches, or cook at home. Theextended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities & dance from 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-booking you may, but do not need !
At Great Alne, you can sample a whole 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: very varied activities. 3 Social Dance eve's - On Fri evening we'll 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 the details above: THEN BOOK / or just COME & ENJOY these events. VISITORS are welcomed at anytime - Times for more individual interest: Fri afternoon, or especially on our 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.