Other folk dance stuff we like

Ceilidh dancing in Sheffield

Sheffield University CeilidhSoc run regular ceilidhs during university term time.  Non-students can also attend.

The local Well Dressed Band organise and play for their ‘Home-Grown’ Ceilidhs, often in partnership with community groups.

The Playford in the Pub dances take place once a month at Shakespeare’s pub.

More high-energy contra dancing in England (within reach of Sheffield (sort of))

Leeds Contra run a series of three ‘Contra in the Fall’ events with well-known bands and callers, usually in September, October and November, plus one in May.

Two big monthly contra series in England are Alcester Contra (in Warwickshire) and London Barndance. Our bands and callers regularly feature on the programmes for these series, and they are well worth making the effort to travel to.

The UK Contra Dance Facebook page is a handy way to get udpates of the latest contra events news.

Other folk dance stuff

Some other folk dance events with energetic dancing and/or a good crowd of younger dancers:

Coventry Zesty Playford

Manchester Ceilidh


Sheffield Eurosession
– events and workshops featuring all sorts of European dancing and music

Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival (IVFDF)