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At the heart of English folk

Fun With Folk


A lively course exploring folk dance, music and song for 6 – 8 year olds.


Who is it for?

For all children aged 6 - 8 years old; no previous experience of folk song or dance is required – just plenty of energy!

This course is designed to encourage physical confidence and creativity, but most of all to have great fun with folk dance, music and song. All sessions are accompanied by live music.


What can my child learn?

Children will be introduced to a variety of traditional dances, songs and music, with previous courses including morris dancing, molly dancing and even broom dancing! 

They will learn dances, with the opportunity to add their own creativity, accompanied by live music and plenty of props, as well as traditional English folk songs. The course concludes with participants performing their new skills to family and friends.

Ths year we are focusing on the archives of American folk song collector, James Madison Carpenter.  Currently being digitally archived to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, his collection contains a wealth of ballads, tunes and other material collected from across UK. We'll be creating our own new and exciting works based on his source recordings and manuscripts, and learning more about his life.


When and where does it take place?

Monday 23 October 2017, 10.30am - 4pm
Cecil Sharp House

Fee: £30 (£20 concessions)


How do I get involved?


Book now


After booking your place you will receive an email with confirmation of your booking and a link to a google form. This form will contain important questions about your booking to help us plan our courses effectively.  

For any queries, please call 020 7241 8953 Tuesday - Friday. 



What’s next?

Looking for folk dance for the whole family? Why not take part in our Family Barn Dances? Find out more in our Family section