SUMMER DANCE CELEBRATION                                       AT HALSWAY MANOR

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017
With Hazel Young

 

Join us to celebrate a joyful weekend with traditional and modern circle dances. 

A special residential event at a wonderful, comfortable venue,  featuring a feast of dancing !  This will be our 5th Halsway weekend, so if you’ve been before you already know this is a lovely venue for a dancing weekend !
There will be time for fun and sharing and also space for solitude and walks.

 

Halsway Manor is situated in a beautiful rural area in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. The manor is Britain’s only residential centre for traditional folk music, dance, song and crafts. This wonderful example of a Somerset manor house boasts a history going back over a thousand years. Set in lovely grounds, the house nestles in the slopes of the Quantocks, with walks to the hill-tops directly behind the house. Come to this picturesque corner of the UK for a weekend filled with fabulous Dancing!


For non-dancing partners there will be the opportunity to explore this beautiful unspoilt rural area. There are plenty of walks from the door of the Manor, to explore the Quantock Hills, and Exmoor is also near. In the area there are many interesting places to visit: why not extend your stay to take in nearby attractions such as Dunster Castle, Coleridge’s Cottage at Nether Stowey, Hestercombe Gardens, & West Somerset Steam Railway? The area has so much to offer for a little holiday.

Programme :
The event will take place in Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD.
The event will start on Friday evening at 4:00pm and end on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. Dancing will commence at 8:30pm on the Friday. The dances offered will be a celebratory blend of traditional folk dances and modern circle dances, with all dances carefully taught and repeated for maximum enjoyment. The event is not suitable for complete beginners.
If the weather is fine we shall be dancing outside for part of the programme.

 

Accommodation :
There are single, double and twin, and larger rooms with 3, 4, or 5 beds. There is a supplement for single rooms and for rooms with en suites.  Alternatively, onsite camping is an option, or you may prefer to find a nearby B & B.

Food :

Vegetarian meals are included in the price of the weekend. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated if arranged in advance. The Manor has a licensed bar.

 

Travelling to Halsway :
Grid Reference for Halsway ST 126382

The manor is located approximately 12 miles North West of Taunton just off the Minehead Road (A358), past Crowcombe.

 

Bookings :
Cost
COURSE FEE for weekend dancers £80 (early booking before April 1st 2017) / £120 late booking

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD FEE is from £144 to £196 per person

Camping and Saturday day visitor options also available.
WEEKEND PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 36 DANCERS.
Non-dancing partners welcome (reduced rates for accommodation only). Day visitors who are experienced dancers will also be welcomed on Saturday.

To reserve a place, please complete a booking form (obtainable by contacting Hazel by email hazel@hazelyoung.co.uk)
and return with full payment, or a deposit of £50.

You can book by post or email, and payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
 
Cancellations :
If you have to cancel a cancellation fee may have to be charged.
You are advised to have your own insurance in case of cancellation.

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Do come and join us !