!IF you like BALKAN dances come to Hebden Bridge for the following afternoons 2- 4.15 pm at the Methodist Church there on Market St . We dance a variety of dances from Bulgaria / Armenia / Romania / Turkey/ E European Roma dances / Latvia / Albania etc .. some simple, some complex , some fast, some slow/ Some fun & some more contemplative - Always a big mix ! I teach everything clearly in advance .. come + give it a go - you are very welcome :) Its £10 cash on the door or £9 in advance OR commit + pay up front to all three then £24 . Please let me know if you intend to just turn up on the door . We have a tea break ½ way + I bring teas + biscuits . You are welcome to bring cake !!
Saturday 23rd March 2024 Circle Dance day with Sophia Hatch to celebrate the Spring Equinox 11am-4 .30pm Breaks for lunch + tea break afternoon . Come for the morning only . At: West Burton Village Hall, Nr. Leyburn. Wensleydale.N. Yorks. £25 if booked and paid in full by 23th February (non refundable ) £30 if booked after. £35 on the day The Spring Equinox Marks the first day of spring- It is also named Eostre after the Saxon Goddess, The symbol of this time is the egg- symbol of life. It’s time to burst into the Aries energy and feel the quickening of the earth underneath your feet… Dances to shake off the dregs of winter, and open to the light,… Dances to re connect to balance within; about planting + growth, to celebrate with joy, this time of renewal. Some will be lively, some slow, Some tricky, some easy, some traditional some newly created.
-BALANCE and RENEWAL are the keynotes ! Open to men and women. Bring a dish of veggie food to share for lunch Hot drinks provided. N>B. Some dancers make a wend of it and stay over in the village+ walk on the Sunday. Get in touch if you are interested. BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES to : firstname.lastname@example.org S.Hatch. 3,Boston Hill Hebden Bridge HX7 8SS 01422 843000 www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk
JULY 5th /6th / 7th 2024 CIRCLE DANCE WEEKEND with Sophia Hatch Musicians: Bob Minney, and Paul Boizot and Jo Denham ROBIN HOOD’S BAY . N. YORKS YO22 4RAAt FYLINGDALES VILLAGE HALL( At the top of Robin Hood’s Bay village ) Dancing part of the weekend cost;£150 -£165 Self Select – the price increase is due to the hall DOUBLING their prices – we have not ! What a RARE treat to dance to LIVE music ALL week end with 3 very talented + experienced musicians . Start Friday night 8pm -10pm.Saturday 10am- 10pm with lunch + afternoon breaks !. Dance on the beach if we can Saturday pm – tides + weather willing . . Dancing after tea till 10pmish.Sunday 10am - 3pm.
£25 non-refundable deposit as from 1st January 2024 .Please send a cheque if possible (dated 1/06/2024 ) Please make sure you have somewhere to stay first As the Bay is a VERY popular place for holiday makers I advise you look into accommodation NOW – yes now ! And THEN get back to me once that is in place . This wend is intended for experienced dancers, dancing your socks off, enjoying a wide variety of dances both recent + traditional, lively + slow . And some dances that we dance for longer than usual recordings ..This year it’s a “Musicians choice “ in which dances are picked, but “Oldie Goldie’s “ are going to be high on the list ! More info early 2024 re the programme . BOOK early to get yourselves a place ! More info / booking to Sophia : email@example.com 3 Boston Hill Hebden Bridge HX7 8SS W Yorks 01422 843000 www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk
Song & Dance event : August 22 nd - 27 th at Unstone Grange near Sheffield. Circle dance with Sophia ; Sing with Yvonne Burgess & much much more . Shared rooms or camp . Fully catered . More details nearer the time . Contact Sophia
‘Sunfeast’ 18th - 25th September 2024 A circle dancing holiday on the Greek island of Paros with inspirational teachers Bethan Freedman and Sophia Hatch. Dancing and other treats including: ·An introduction to the Alexander Technique ·A trip with meal out to the ancient hill-top town of Lefkes. ·Dance demonstrations and tuition from our local Greek dancer friends. Dancing takes place in a studio with a beautiful wooden floor, and meals are taken on the restaurant terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea with breath-taking views across to Naxos. The traditional family run Hotel Paros Philoxenia sits right by the sandy New Golden Beach with shallow waters perfect for swimming in. The week includes full board and caters for most dietary needs: ·£935 for a twin or double room. ·A single room supplement is £20 extra per night. ·Option to pay an additional supplement for a superior room with a sea view Discounted Prices: ·EARLY BIRD discount £895 by February 14th 2024 ·PLUS a small group discount of £45 per person (4 people or more) ·There is a discount of £175 for non-dancing partners. The week is designed for circle dancers with experience and therefore isn’t suitable for beginners. Booking Process: ·Please email Anna Park to reserve your place firstname.lastname@example.org ·A £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Please send a cheque made out to Bethan Freedman: 87 Lacey St, Ipswich IP4 2PH. OR: If you don’t use cheques, please pay online to Sophia: Sophia Hatch 11-07-79 00164170. (Halifax bank) Please note: ·There are quite a few steps and changes in level around the resort. ·Flights/travel/transfers and optional trips are not included in the price. Getting there: Most people book a flight or a ferry crossing from Athens to Paros. Paros airport and Parikia ferry port are both a 25-30 min taxi transfer to the hotel There are also ferry crossings from Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos. General enquiries to Sophia: email@example.com www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk Hope to see you there!
Saltaire Dance group at Saltaire Methodist church hall Saltaire Dance group Saltaire Methodist Church Hall Saltaire Road Saltaire Shipley BD18 3HJ Wednesday’s …
10.30-12.30 pm .With a tea break ½ way through . I provide hot drinks + biscuits .
RE start Wednesday January 10th 2024 .. Here are the dates + details: 10.30 am – 12.30 with break for tea + coffee + biscuits @ Saltaire Methodist Church Hall 9 weeks … JANUARY 10th 17th 24 th 31st FEBRUARY 7th ( ½ term break 14 th February ) 21st 28th MARCH 6th 13 th Pay for ALL 9 weeks up front - Reduced block price : £63.00 . Pay as you go £8 - 10 self-select . If paying in advance you can bring me a cheque or pay on line . Please enquire .
I’m expecting to do a “Celtic week “ next block + a “South American week ” too …
It’s always helpful to me to hear with an email or text from you that you will be able to commit for the block especially as travel over in these winter months is a bit of an ordeal !
A mixed bag of dances + themed mornings....
No testing but don’t come if you are unwell ……………Lots of fresh air so wear your layers !
Contact me for more info : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please scroll for photos below Photos below are of the group -Thanks to Manda Thompson for them.