About Crook Folk Dance Group

Crook dancers with Eskrigg band

English traditional country dancing
every Thursday 7:30pm – 9:45pm
at Crook Memorial Hall, LA8 8LG, on B5284 between Bowness & Kendal, South Lakes, Cumbria

Contact us for more information – or just turn up!  You don’t need to bring a partner.

What is English Country Dancing?

English Country Dancing is like ceilidh dancing, but more interesting. We also do Playford dances (think Pride and Prejudice!), Contra dances and American Squares.

All dances are walked through with the Caller and then called during the dance. Our callers are club members and we often have guest Callers.

Our music is usually recorded, but occasionally we have live music.

Dancers at crook doing a square dance with Common Ground band playing in the background

How do you learn English Country Dance?

The easiest way to learn English Country Dance is to come and dance with us at Crook.  You can come on your own or with a friend.   Everyone, beginner or expert, is welcome.  It’s the easiest way to learn ! 

You’ll be welcome every Thursday 7:30pm – 9:45pm
at Crook Memorial Hall, LA8 8LG, on B5284 between Bowness & Kendal, South Lakes, Cumbria

When we have a group of new dancers we run special teaching sessions for an extra half hour before the main dance session.

Dancers doing a two-hand turn with their partners - men and women.

More dancing …

Spring Folk Dance Weekend

 – an annual residential weekend of workshops and dances in a beautiful setting, at Casterton near Kirkby Lonsdale in the Lune Valley, Cumbria.
Further information/ mailing list: castertonfolkdance@gmail.com

Casterton 2025 will be 11th to 13th April

Reelfolk

an annual day of dance, usually on the 2nd Saturday of September.

Reelfolk 2024 will be on 14th September at Burton in Kendal Memorial Hall, Burton in Kendal LA6 1NA

Contact us for more details or tickets

First Sunday Club

Normally 1st Sunday in month @ Endmoor Village Hall, 2 – 5pm
with Ian & Margaret Jones
Live music and tuition of less well known dances.
Dancers need some expertise.
Cost £5 including refreshments

Live music at Crook Folk Dance Group provided by 12 players in Common Ground band.  Fiddles, concertinas, guitars.
Live music at Crook Folk Dance Group provided by Common Ground

 

 

 

 

 

English traditional country dancing
every Thursday 7:30pm – 9:45pm
at Crook Memorial Hall, LA8 8LG, on B5284 between Bowness & Kendal, South Lakes, Cumbria

Contact us for more information – or just turn up!