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At the heart of English folk

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for classes and courses run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

Please note that not all classes at Cecil Sharp House are run by EFDSS. For information on other classes please contact the relevant course provider.


EFDSS Adult Learning

Unless stated otherwise, classes are open to everyone over the age of 16 years. Advance booking is required for most courses and drop-in is possible for others – please check the details against each relevant course.

EFDSS reserves the right to substitute tutors, vary the advertised programme or cancel classes or courses if necessary, without notification.


Booking and payment

Drop-in classes: advanced booking is not required and payment can be taken on the night. Payment for drop-in classes can be made using cash when you arrive.

Other classes and courses: advance booking and payment is required and is non-refundable. Payment is made online or via our Box Office on 020 7485 2206.

For enquiries, please call 020 7241 8953.


EFDSS Refund policy

All EFDSS courses are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by EFDSS. 

EFDSS Concessionary Policy

You may apply for the concessionary fee for any EFDSS classes and courses if you are:

  • In full-time education
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance
  • In receipt of Income-Based Benefit (including Income Support, Housing or Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit)

To book concessionary rates please call the box office on 020 7485 2206. The box office is open between 9.30am–5pm Monday to Friday. Evidence of concession will need to be provided before the start of term by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your supporting documentation.



All youth courses must be booked in advance and are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by EFDSS. Where offered, concessions are available to young people in receipt of free school meals.

Access needs

Cecil Sharp House is an accessible building and our classes and courses are open to everyone. If you have any access needs please contact us on 020 7241 8953 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance of your course so we can plan to meet your needs.