Guildford Folk Dancers

Chairperson, tel: 01483 823514, Send email

Guildford Folk Dancers meets weekly at All Saints Church hall, Onslow Village, Guildford from 8pm to 10.15pm on Thursdays to enjoy a varied programme of English folk dances in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Club evenings are led by either club callers or guest callers from neighbouring clubs. Each caller will have prepared a varied programme of dances to be performed to recorded music.

Having organised those who wish to dance into sets, the caller will explain the steps of the dance so that everybody can walk it through to gain familiarity. This is just as useful to old hands as well as newcomers since few people can remember the steps of the many different dances likely to be encountered. If anyone doesn't understand something callers are perfectly willing to repeat the walk through until everybody is confident enough for the dance to be performed to music.

At about 9pm we have a break for refreshments when tea, coffee and biscuits are served. This is an opportunity for a natter to other members and also to hear the club notices from the Chairman.

At about 9.15 the dancing continues until we finish at 10.15.

The club also has other events at Normandy Village hall.

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In addition to the weekly club at All saints Church Hall, Guildford, the club has a number of additional meetings at Normandy Village Hall. These events are not included in club membership fees and an additional charge is payable at each event.

Saturday evening open dances in the Large Hall

These dances are open to both members and non-members of the club. They start at 7.30pm and finish at 11pm with a break for refreshments mid-way through the evening. The club provides tea, coffee and soft drinks but participants are asked to each bring a plate of food to share.

The dances are led by guest callers with live music by two, three or sometimes four piece bands.

Saturday evening informal dances in the Small Hall

These dances are open to both members and non-members of the club. They start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm with a break for refreshments mid-way through the evening. The club provides tea, coffee and soft drinks but participants are asked to each bring a plate of food to share.

The dances are led by club callers with recorded music.

Sunday afternoon tea-dances in the Small Hall

These dances are open to both members and non-members of the club. They start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.30pm with a break for refreshments mid-way through the afternoon. Tea, coffee and cake are provided by the club.

The dances are led by club callers with recorded music.


Club Calendar

start_date start_time end_time event caller description

Programme & Flyers

These documents are in PDF format to facilitate downloading and printing

Club annual programme

GFD Programme 2019: one programme per A4 sheet

Club fliers

GFD Flier: weekly events

GFD Flier: Autumn tea dances

GFD Flier: October open dance

GFD Flier: December open dance


Club fees for 2019/20

Club membership

There is no charge for your first visit if you'd like to come and try out the club *. Thereafter the following charges apply.

The Club's Membership and Financial years run from the 1st September to the 31st August. The membership fees for club year 2018/19 are shown below.

Annual Membership fee Attendance charge Total Payable on first night * Payable on subsequent nights
£2.00 Annual: £46.00 £48.00 £0
£2.00 Weekly: £2.50 £4.50 £2.50
Please make cheques payable to: Guildford Folk Dancers

External events at Normandy Village Hall

Open Saturday dances £10 for admission (i)
Informal Saturday dances £4 for admission (i)
Sunday teadances £4 for admission and refreshments
Notes (i) Drinks will be provided but please bring a plate of food to share


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