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.

Lent Full Term 2017 ended on 17 March. The Weekly Round will start again on Thursday 27 April 2017.

The next Ceilidh will be on Saturday 6th May, 8.00 to 11.00 p.m.,
in the Emmanuel United Reformed Church on Trumpington Street
with the Big Round Band.
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