Folk Dance Classes and Groups

FISY operates several sessions a week across the region, details of which can be read below. For more details please contact the organiser of the event (telephone number below name).

If attending for the first time or there is bad weather, please check with the organiser or our Facebook page to make sure that the dance is running on the day that you want to attend.

Please note that several of our groups take a short break over the summer.

Monday Group (The Ruddle Centre)

When: Most Monday afternoons, 13:45 – 16:15  (1:45pm to 4:15pm)
Organised by: Jean Hopkinson
Contact Details: 01709 812 952
Venue: The Ruddle Centre
Cost: £2
Refreshments: Variety of teas and coffees with home-made cakes and biscuits

This group dances mainly in the Playford style, covering dances from 1651 to the present day. All are welcome to this friendly group including beginners and non-dancers. Single dancers are very welcome as all dancers change partners regularly during the session.

Tuesday Group (Chapeltown Community Centre)

When: Alternate Tuesdays, 19:30 – 21:45 (7:30pm to 9:45pm)
Organised by: Trevor Monson & Sonia Middleton
Contact Details: 0114 288 2685 (Trevor) or 0114 288 4046 (Sonia)
Venue: Chapeltown Community Centre
Cost: £2.50
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits

This group welcomes all experience levels including beginners and those who may not be as nimble as they used to be. Dances are sometimes played at a slower rate for the benefit of beginners and older dancers.

Individuals and couples welcomed.

Wednesday Group (Mosborough Methodist Church Hall)

When: Alternate Wednesdays, 19:45 – 21:45 (7:45pm to 9:45pm)
Organised by: Sonia Middleton
Contact Details: 0114 288 4046
Venue: Mosborough Methodist Church Hall
Cost: £2
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits

All of the callers that come to this group bring a couple of dances with them, which makes for a varied and entertaining evening with a range of styles and levels of difficulty. Sonia does her best to ensure that dancers’ favourites and requests are included.

Beginners are welcome and will be helped by the more experienced dancers.

Wednesday Group (Kirk Sandall & Edenthorpe Church Hall)

When:Every Wednesday, 20:00 – 22:00 (8:00pm to 10:00pm)
Organised by: Denise Young
Contact Details: 01709 306550
Venue: Kirk Sandall & Edenthorpe Church Hall
Cost: £2.50
Refreshments: Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

This group focuses on easy barn dances and contras, with some Playford and other more challenging dances. Beginners are very welcome.

Please note: no admission before 8pm as the hall is used by another group.

Thursday Group (Deepcar Village Hall)

When: First Thursday of each month, 19:45 – 22:30 (7:45pm to 10:30pm)
Organised by: Trevor Monson
Contact Details: 0114 288 2685
Venue: Deepcar Village Hall
Cost: £3.00
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits

This workshop session is aimed at experienced dancers with a knowledge of the basic moves. The majority of the dances are in the English style, with more intricate and challenging figures.