Fun evening of folk dance

PUBLISHED: 09:01 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

Honiton Folk Dance Club was started by Andrew Mycroft more than six years ago.

Honiton Folk Dance Club was started by Andrew Mycroft more than six years ago. It provides fun evenings of folk dance with dances coming from the UK, America and Europe. The emphasis is to provide fun, exercise and the chance to make new friends. The resident band is the Amycrofters, from Honiton. It is led by Andrew on piano accordion, who has a wide experience of folk dancing. He served his apprenticeship as the resident musician of a folk dance club in the West Midlands. In those days one of their favourite callers was Kim Smith, who acted as Andrew's best man when he married June de Winnaar in St Paul's Church, Honiton, in September. June, who comes from South Africa, accompanies Andrew on keyboard and guitar to provide lively and well-phrased music.At every club evening, each dance is explained and walked through by the caller, who will then give prompts during the dance itself. The club boasts a wide age range among its members, from teenagers upwards. Everyone receives a warm welcome, whether arriving singly or as part of a group. Meetings are held on Monday evenings, at 8pm, at The Royal British Legion, Dowell Street, Honiton, from September to July, but the club takes a break in August.

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