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 Lent Term weekly meetings will continue until Thursday, 15th March. See the Diary page for details of other events.

There will be a special Round Ceilidh on Saturday, 17th March 2018 at the Storey’s Field Centre in Eddington, 8.00–11.00 p.m., with the Red Jelly Ceilidh Band and callers Peter & Alison Giles and Bob Ridout. No partner or experience required. Tickets are £5 for students and Eddington residents, £10 otherwise (but only £8 if purchased by 8 March). To get a ticket, please email ceilidhtickets@icloud.com or phone 01223 870940. Only cash is accepted if you’re paying on the door. Here is a map showing where the Storey’s Field Centre is, though the map doesn’t yet show the Centre itself.

The first Ceilidh of the Easter Term will be on Saturday, 5th May 2018 with Cambridge University Ceilidh Band in Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 8.00–11.00 p.m.
£5.00 for students, £8.00 for everyone else. 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.

Please report any problems with this site (missing pages, broken links, errors in information, etc., etc.) to the webmaster, currently ajs1 at cam dot ac dot uk.

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
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