invite you to join us at Bader Hall, King Edward VI School,
Kings Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE

Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm (Term time only)

Newcomers are welcome, including beginners. No need to bring a partner. 
First night free!

Contact Lynn Penny 
Phone:  07443 644126


 Our New Year Dance will be on the 6th January with Brian Stanton calling, music provided by Stradivarious. The Spring Dance is on the 20th April, with Frances Richardson calling and music provided by The Falconers. 

Despite atrocious weather conditions plenty of club members attended and enjoyed Kathryn Wright's programme of dances on the 4th December. Next week, the 11th December, is 'dress up' party night. Audrey Gordon has worked with the other club callers to produce what will be a lovely programme of dances with Chris Dewhurst providing us with live music. For the interval, please bring a plate of food to share. (Not too much, enough for one person to eat!)

If you are an inexperienced dancer you don't need to wait to give our club a try. Term time only, Mondays 7.30-9.30 dancing, arrive a little earlier to book in and be ready to start dancing at 7.30pm.

Check out our Dances Page for information on the New Year and the Spring Dances.

The Annual Membership is £5 and is due in January. The weekly subscription is £3 for members, visitors £4.

Bader Hall is spacious and well-ventilated, and we will continue to take anti-Covid precautions:

  1. We advise all attendees to be fully vaccinated

  2. Correct money would be appreciated, in notes or large coins. (Please avoid small change!) It is possible to pay for the whole term by BACS, ask Lynn or Sandra for details.

To find Bader Hall: From London Road turn into Borrowcop Lane and almost immediately take the left turn into Kings Hill Road and go up the hill. Pass the Leisure Centre on your right and the all weather pitch on your left  and then enter the school grounds by passing through the double gates on the right. Follow this road as it goes right around the tennis court. Having parked above the tennis court, enter the building via the open door on the right and climb the stairs passing the gym on the way or via the new entrance to the Dining Hall.

We do not have facilities to make hot drinks.  Water is available in the dining room, but no cups, so bring your own.


In English Country dancing, people of all ages dance with a partner
but also in larger groups. Some of the dances are newly composed:
some have been enjoyed from as far back as the 17th century.

Dancing is a good way to remain fit and stave off the effects of old age.(click)

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Prescribe dance instead of drugs GPs are advised by health chiefs.  Family doctors are being urged to take up "social prescribing" after research found it cut GP visits and trips to A & E units by more than a quarter.

Dances are always explained to remind everyone of the
sequence of movements involved.
The music is normally CD's and led by a caller.
There is no need to come with a partner:
the atmosphere is informal with emphasis on friendliness and enjoyment.

Club nights are normally 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Bader Hall of King Edward's School,
Kings Hill Road, Lichfield WS14 9DE

For confirmation of location and any other queries contact
Lynn Penny +(44)01212400321 or 07443644126



If you are new to Folk Dancing please look at the Steps & Figures  Page to get an idea of what you will be doing, if you come to the club.

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11th December

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Dress up Party Night. Club Callers.

Live music. Pooled Supper.



18th December

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No dancing. School Prize Giving.




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8th  January

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The HEALTH aspects of Folk Dancing.


Overall fitness - Folk dancing is the perfect exercise. It combines all the positive aspects of intense physical exercise with none of the negative elements. Folk dancing is a low impact activity requiring constant movement and quick directional changes that keep the body in shape. It tones the muscles without causing injury.

Cardiovascular conditioning - As with all regular exercise, folk dancing can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol profile.

Strong bones - The movements of many folk dances can strengthen weight-bearing bones and can help prevent or slow down loss of bone mass (osteoporosis).

Burning off calories - Folk dancing can burn off as many calories as a brisk walk. An hour of folk dancing can burn between 400 and 800 calories.

It's a mental challenge - Modern folk dancing is a mental challenge. Calls have to be remembered. Reacting quickly to the folk dance caller keeps you mentally on your toes. Whilst concentrating on the moves you escape from your worries and every-day pressures.

It's an antidote to depression and loneliness - Folk dancing contains a social component that solitary fitness endeavours do not. It is very tactile, and friendly which contributes to self esteem and a positive outlook.

Rehabilitation - When recovering from heart or knee surgery folk dancing is a positive alternative to aerobic dancing or jogging.

Laughter - Folk dancing is full of fun - laughter is the best medicine!


"English Country Folk Dancing is Fun and Friendship set to music"

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