- 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
- 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
- Barnsley Music Service
Dedicated to the performing arts. Music, dance and drama in schools;
Contact: Chris McShane
Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 1EF
Telephone: 01226 291525 (weekdays)
- 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
- 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
Secretary: Anne Welch
Telephone: 0114 2493253
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
- 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
- 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
Also home of the French Diary UK
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
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
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
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
- 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Telephone: 01709 835 747
- 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
- Sheffield Contra Dances
Organises high-energy contra dance events, including the Sheffield
Spring Contras series.
Contact: Charley Roberts
- Sheffield University Ceilidh Society
Regular public dances and pub sessions. Workshops for social dance
and instrumental music.
Contact: Lisa Heywood
Sheffield University Students Union, Weston Bank, Sheffield S. Yorks
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
- University of Bradford Africa Arts Society
Meets - University of Bradford, Student Central, Biko Room, Tuesdays
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.
- Yorkshire Arts
Funding and development organisation, operating nationally.
Contact: Kath Savage
21 Bond Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 1AX.
Telephone: 01924 455555
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: