Ann Hinchliffe

English dance traditions workshop leader

Based in
Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom
Also teaches in ., Within about an hour's travel from Yeovil; festivals all over UK

Rates: Leading music sessions of 40-75 minutes: £30-40 plus travel. Ceilidh / barn dance: approx £30 per hour per musician.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01935 472771

I've danced, played, taught, sung and created with over 50 ceilidh bands, morris sides, folk dance clubs, festivals and historic places. I study historical dance with Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society and run lively classes in 17th-century dance at Barrington Court (National Trust), near Taunton.

I work with a net of talented musicians to provide barn dances for weddings, fundraising, all sorts of social events and all ages and abilities. I'm a qualified teacher and lead dance / music / song sessions for people with and without disabilities, including dementias and other learning disabilities. I offer have-a-go talks on historical dance to community groups.

English folk dance gets you going. Music is for everyone with breath and heartbeat.

Group Classes

Day of Dances from 17th century England

A chance to learn and enjoy English 17th century dances brought to life from the books of John Playford (published 1650 onwards). Afternoon workshop / class, 2-5.30; evening dance 7.30-10.30.

Live music on period instruments by band Doves Figary; skilled teaching by dancing master Ann Hinchliffe, suitable for all abilities. This is not a children's event but dancers from the age of about 8 are welcome with an accompanying adult.

Comfortable clothes including flexible footwear for class; as glamorous as you please for evening. Bring your own food; cold and hot drinks provided all day. No partner or previous experience needed. Phone or e-mail for details: [email protected] or 01935 472771.

It's a: 
Horton and Chalbury Village Hall, BH21 7JA.
Horton village, Central Dorset , United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday 9th Nov 2013 2.00-10.30 pm
£15 whole day, £10 / 9 afternoon workshop, £8 evening dance.

English historical dance classes for all abilities

Learn English dances from the 16th to 18th centuries in a beautiful Tudor mansion. Start with a gentle pavan or branle to warm up, then try a complex Elizabethan dance or fast Regency cotillion. If National Trust visitors want to join in, we'll finish with an easy circle dance romp for all ages.

No partner or previous experience needed. Comfortable clothes recommended, flexible footwear essential. Dancers (and musicians) get free entry to house and garden. Phone or e-mail to check dates and times, especially over Christmas: 01935 472771, National Trust at Barrington Court 01460 242614, or [email protected]

It's a: 
Barrington Court, National Trust
Barrington, TA19 0NQ, South Somerset , United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Sunday afternoon, 2-4 p.m.
£5 donation requested; first time free


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


I'm registered with:
GTC as qualified teacher;
IfL as qualified adult education tutor (Subject specialism ESOL);
Information Controller for data protection;
PRS for copyright music licence;
and have CRB/DBS clearance and public liability insurance.

Make an enquiry Phone: 01935 472771

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