Welcome to the Round


Cambridge University English Country Dance Club


The Weekly Round meets every Thursday in Full Term, 8:00-10.00 p.m., in the Wesley Church Hall, King Street.
Your first two visits to the weekly Round are free, and you get a free session whenever you bring a friend who hasn't been before.
No partner or experience required.

The Playford Ball will be on Saturday 11th June 2016
at St Bede's School with Vic Smith and Poppy Weatherall.
Tickets are £10/15 only available in advance; see the Playford Ball page for more details.

The May Week Ceilidh will be on Thursday, 16th June 2016 with MoonCarrot and Daisy Black calling
in Emmanuel College Old Library. 8pm, £5.00/£7.00. No partner or experience required.

Don't forget to sign up to the Round mailing list! To join, go to lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/soc-round.


Club stuff

About the Round
Diary of events
The Big Round Band
The Playford Ball
The Punt Party
The Summer Round
The Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival
Maps to meetings and events
The committee
Mailing lists you should be on
Links to further information
Our constitution
Our etiquette guide
Core repertoire of dances
Hugh's history of the Round
Dance history of dances called at the weekly Round
The Old Round, History of London Pride
Web site credits

Dance and music resources

Index of resources on this site
What are Playford dances? Includes a Playford family tree
Elements of English Country Dance (comprehensive explanation of Country Dance terminology)
Dancing well is more fun
A definitive answer about Siding
Notes on Calling
The Perfect Caller
Teaching points
Palmer's Pocket Playford (an aide-memoire of common Playford dances)
Kentucky Running Set (as danced by the Round)
The Country Dance Book (original Cecil Sharp publications which started all of this).
The Round Band Book of Playford (music to Palmer's Pocket Playford)
FAQs for Teachers

picture of a weekly meeting