Derby Folk Dance Club


Derby Folk Dance Club was founded over 50 years ago, the club welcomes new members (singles or couples) or visitors with an interest in dancing. No experience is needed as all dances are walked through before being danced. It is at barn dances that people often first meet this type of dancing but, at a club such as Derby Folk Dance Club, the range and style of dances and music encountered is much wider.
The club aims to promote the dances from the 17th. Century to the present day that are generally included in the term 'Folk Dances'. These may be the 'Playford' dances (such as seen in the BBC drama "Pride and Prejudice") , or others by more modern composers like Pat Shaw, Gary Roodman and also American style contras and squares.

Club Meetings
The club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday, except August and Bank holidays, from 7.30-9.30pm at St.Michael and All Angels Church Hall Elvaston Lane, DE24 0PU  Alvaston, Derby (click on link below for a map).  Whilst every effort is made to keep information on this web site up to date, intending newcomers are advised to check with one of the contacts listed. Dancing is to occasional live music or CDs. The club has a number of callers who are there to help everyone through the dance movements. Why not come along and give it a try? beginners and experienced dancers alike are welcome.



Club Nights


   JANUARY           08, 22

   FEBRUARY        12, 26

   MARCH              12 26,     

   APRIL                 09 23

              Secretary;       01332 702386

   MAY                    14,

              or    Verena     01332 881221

   JUNE                   11, 25

   JULY                   09, 23

   AUGUST          no meeting

   SEPTEMBER      10, 24

   OCTOBER           08, 22

   NOVEMBER       12, 26

   DECEMBER        10, --


   JANUARY          14, 28  


Venue:                                             ST.MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHURCH HALL, ELVASTON LANE, ALVASTON, DERBY DE24 0PU

For a map showing the venue location click here

For details of other clubs callers and musicians in the area please click on the links below

  Run of The Mill folk Dance Club

Nottingham Folk Dance Club

Folk in South Yorkshire


Worksop Folk Dance Club

Ian Whitehead

Spire folk dance club

Lichfield Folk Dance Club