New Offwell venue is a great success

PUBLISHED: 07:26 04 November 2010

Honiton Folk Dance Club

Honiton Folk Dance Club


Honiton Folk Dance members are delighted with their new venue in Offwell.

Honiton Folk Dance Club

Members of Honiton Folk Dance Club arrived early last month to view their new premises –having moved to Offwell Village Hall.

Members expressed delight at the move to the venue with the sprung floor and excellent facilities. After the first dance, all drank a champagne toast to the future of the club in its new home. Dancing, to the music of the Amycrofters, with the calling of Frances Oates, proceeded apace. Ian and Sue from Tiverton had brought three French visitors with them who said they had never had such a great evening and that they had never laughed so much.

The club also welcomed Chris Turner and his wife Elaine. Chris is the editor of Set & Turn Single magazine. Elaine features in this as his “Keeper”. The magazine is a mine of information about folk dance activities around the country and there’s a link to it on the club website.

It was a brilliant rebirth for the Folk Dance Club.

Successive evenings at Offwell have worked well. Last week was the Halloween Dance. The stage was dressed with a witch and ghouls, together with dozens of Halloween hats.

As part of the ongoing association between Honiton Folk Dance Club and the village of Offwell, the club’s resident band the Amycrofters played for Offwell’s Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display. In spite of the damp weather, the event was well attended. The guests enjoyed the bonfire and fireworks, together with the music of the Amycrofters. Some of the younger visitors even joined them on percussion! People were skipping about and tapping their feet as they consumed the food on offer. The club hopes that many of those who enjoyed the music will come and visit them. It meets at Offwell Village Hall every Monday night at 8pm: a chance to meet new friends and have a lot of fun with a little exercise. No experience is necessary. Singles and groups are welcome. To know more call Andrew or June on 01404 46451 or visit

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