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  • AVID (Awaken Village Interest in Dance)
    Session dances in a different North Lincolnshire village hall every month: second Wednesday. Tune books and Book - introduction to dance calling are available. Occasional high profile dances with nationally acclaimed bands and callers.
    Contact: Peter Barnard
    Telephone: 01427 873937
    Email: peter_barnard.squeeze@virgin.net
    Website: http://www.aviddance.co.uk/

  • Baildon Ukulele Club of West Yorkshire
    Meetings at Baildon Club, Hall Cliffe, Baildon BD17 6LX. Every Thursday 7.30 - 9.30 pm
    Ukulele Club - all skill levels welcome - come and enjoy playing in a friendly club environment
    Contact: Ron Mollett
    Telephone: 01274584937
    Email: mandouke@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.baildon-ukulele-club.com

  • Barnsley Music Service
    Dedicated to the performing arts. Music, dance and drama in schools; workshops, tuition.
    Contact: Chris McShane
    Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 1EF
    Telephone: 01226 291525 (weekdays)
    Email: chris.mcshane@barnsley.org

  • Breeze Culture Network
    A free networking site for professionals providing opportunities for young people in Leeds. Members of Breeze Culture Network can be part of, and access, the comprehensive directory of schools, practitioners and organisations working with children and young people. Developed by Leeds City Council and funded by Find Your Talent.
    Contact: Sarah Howells
    Telephone: 07503749560
    Email: sarah.howells@leeds.gov.uk
    Website: http://www.breezeculturenetwork.org

  • Folk in South Yorkshire (FISY)
    Umbrella organisation co-ordinating social dance classes and events in South Yorkshire.
    Formerly EFDSS South Yorkshire District.
    Chairman: Trevor Monson
    Telephone: 0114 288 2685
    Email: monsont@hotmail.com
    Secretary: Anne Welch
    Telephone: 0114 2493253
    Email: annewelch@hotmail.co.uk
    Website: http://www.fisy.freeserve.co.uk/
    See also: Social dance: South Yorkshire

  • Hallamshire Traditions
    Facilitators in the Folk Arts. We offer advice and consulancy on all aspects of the Folk Arts from setting up a dance team through to publishing book and CDs. If you need to talk an idea through then contact us. We are a 'not-for-profit' organisation.
    Telephone: 01709 813862
    Email: admin@hallamtrads.co.uk
    Website: http://www.hallamtrads.co.uk

  • Kala Sangam
    We are a well respected South Asian Arts organisation having a rich experience in performing, creating new work, composing music, choreographing for dance theatre, and telling stories of different lands and themes and home produced theatre productions, with the greatest talent available in this region and beyond, in the form of in-house artists.
    Address: St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY
    Email: shrikant@kalasangam.org
    Website: http://www.kalasangam.org

  • Les Panards Dansants
    Based in West Yorkshire. Friendly, informal French traditional music and dance sessions and occasional special events and festivals.
    Monthly music sessions: 8 - 11 pm, 1st Thursday. Chemic pub, Johnston Street, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NG
    Regular Bals at Hebden Bridge on Saturday afternoons (1-5 pm) on a monthly basis. At Holme Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EE.
    Contact: Yannick Minvielle-Debat
    Telephone: 01535 600104
    Email: yannick@frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
    Website: http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk/ Also home of the French Diary UK

  • Manasamitra
    South Asian arts organisation promoting South Indian dance, music, folk dances, folk theatre and crafts.
    Contact: Mrs Supriya Nagarajan
    Dewsbury Business Centre, 13 Wellington Road, Dewsbury, WF13 1HF
    Telephone: 01924 694192
    Email: info@manasamitra.com
    Website: http://www.manasamitra.com/
    See also: Workshops

  • The Morris Ring
    Established in 1934. An International organisation of men's Morris, Rapper, Sword Dance and Mumming Play performers, with many member clubs in Yorkshire. Extensive access to Morris archives for both information and research. Comprehensive web site with many links.
    Contact: Charlie Corcoran
    70 Greengate Lane, Birstall, Leicestershire LE4 3DL
    Telephone: 0116 2675654
    Email: bagman@themorrisring.org
    Website: http://www.TheMorrisRing.org/

  • Musicport
    Not-for-profit group working in East Coast area. Main activities are music and related arts education; concert promotion; folk, jazz, acoustic blues and world music. Main event is Musicport World Music Festival in October.
    Contact: Jim McLaughlin (Coordinator/Festival Director)
    Whitby Musicport, The Port Hole, Fair Trade Shop & Musicport Office, 16 Skinner Street, Whitby YO21 3AJ
    Telephone: 01947 603475
    Email: info@whitbymusicport.com
    Website: http://www.whitbymusicport.com/

  • Pennine Rumblers - African Drumming
    Dodworth, Thurdays. 19.30-21.30. Check website to confirm
    West African drumming classes and occasional Community Rhythm Circles
    Contact : Ian Addison
    Phone: 0114 288 8088
    Email : ian@penninerumblers.org.uk
    Website: http://penninerumblers.org.uk

  • Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance
    Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) was set up in 2003 by a group of professional artists with three clear aims:
    To provide support for artists living and/or working in Rotherham.
    To provide a 'one stop shop' for schools statutory bodies, community groups and businesses wanting to access and employ artists.
    To establish a sustainable independent working arts centre in Rotherham. The vision is to provide rehearsal space, visual art studios, film making and recording facilities as well as office space.
    Contact: Matt Butt
    Address: Central Atrium, The Imperial Buildings, High Street, Rotherham S60 1PA
    Telephone: 01709 835 747
    Email: matt@rotherhamroar.org
    Website: http://www.rotherhamroar.org/

  • Ryburn 3 Step
    Based in Ripponden, covering the Ryburn Valley area. Exists to offer people of all ages the opportunity to participate in and enjoy traditional and related song, music and dance.
    Contact: Pete & Sue Coe
    103 Oldham Rd, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, W. Yorks HX6 4EB
    Telephone: 01422 822569
    Email: petecoe@backshift.demon.co.uk
    Website: http://www.ryburn3step.org.uk/

  • Sheffield Contra Dances
    Organises high-energy contra dance events, including the Sheffield Spring Contras series.
    Contact: Charley Roberts
    Email: charley@sheffieldcontradances.co.uk
    Website: http://www.sheffieldcontradances.co.uk/

  • Sheffield University Ceilidh Society
    Regular public dances and pub sessions. Workshops for social dance and instrumental music.
    Contact: Lisa Heywood
    Ceilidh Society
    Sheffield University Students Union, Weston Bank, Sheffield S. Yorks S10 2TG
    Email: ceilidh.soc@shef.ac.uk
    Website: http://www.ceilidhsoc.org/

  • Soundpost
    Soundpost exists to bring song and dance into people's lives through participation and performance. We are committed to developing practical skills with thinking attached.
    Contact: Gina Walters
    Email: gina@soundpost.org.uk
    Website: http://www.soundpost.org.uk

  • University of Bradford Africa Arts Society
    Meets - University of Bradford, Student Central, Biko Room, Tuesdays 7pm-10pm
    AAS is a group of artists studying at Bradford. Our intention is to establish a centre for excellence in African Arts at the University of Bradford. We share experiences in drumming, dance, music and theatre of African origins. We create and deliver African arts workshops for schools and communities in Bradford. We use different art forms to boost self esteem, teambuilding, improve stamina, health and well-being and promote community cohesion.
    Telephone: 07909750628
    Email: aasbradford@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.ubuonline.co.uk/aas

  • Yorkshire Arts
    Funding and development organisation, operating nationally.
    Contact: Kath Savage
    Yorkshire Arts
    21 Bond Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 1AX.
    Telephone: 01924 455555
    Email: kath.savage@yarts.co.uk
    National Website: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

  • Yorkshire Dales Workshops
    The organisation is no longer active but the web site is still maintained and YDW Folk Arts publications (and other Yorkshire Folk Publications) are still available. Details on the web site:
    Website: http://www.ydw.org.uk/

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