Welcome

What is Lancaster Eurodance?

Lancaster Eurodance is a friendly music and dance group, specialising in the folk dances of Europe. We meet at The Gregson Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster, usually on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 8.00pm. The session is an informal mix of dance teaching and live music, we usually start by teaching a few dances, beginners are always welcome and you don't need to bring a partner. We do a lot of French folk dances, including those from Brittany, and we will often do dances from Scandinavia, the Balkans and elsewhere.

After a while the formal teaching ends and we'll dance to whatever the musicians feel like playing (or can be persuaded to play!).

We make a small charge to cover the cost of the hall, £4 per session or £27 per year (the year runs from September-June). We don't meet during July and August because so many people are away.

Dates of Upcoming Sessions

September 3, 2019  Special Eurodance Sesson with Trio DMR,   8pm at the Gregson Centre.

This month we welcome a group of young traditional musicians from the Morvan who are visiting us as part of a European tour: Gregoire Durand: violin, Quentin Millet: bagpipes, Alex Raillard: guitar. They are mainly exploring a repertoire of traditional Morvan and Auxois music from which they create modern, dynamic and original arrangements for an energetic bal. A great way to start back after the summer break, come along, bring your friends! Tickets: £6 on the door (but this is included if you pay an annual subscription for the year 2019/2020)

For more info and sound samples see the links

http://www.triodmr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/trio.durandmilletraillard
https://youtu.be/3k1tkk1Fd1E

Before the session (6.00-7.15pm) there will a Morvan Tunes Workshop with Trio DMR, all instruments welcome, intermediate level.  Tickets:  £5 on the door, in the main hall at the Gregson Centre.

October 1  - regular session
November  5 - regular session
December 3rd - regular session

Provisional dates for 2020:

January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, September 1, October 6. November 3. December 1

Feet on the Street

"Feet on the Street" is an emerging Eurodance demonstration team to which musicians and dancers are most welcome. See the Feet on the Street page for more information.

Music

If you play an instrument, please feel free to bring it along. Many of the tunes are easy to pick up and usually there will be written music to hand. A Lancaster Eurodance tunebook has been developed and copies are usually available at the sessions, but for copyright reasons it is not available on line in its entirety. However a subset of tunes can be downloaded from the Music page.