Chats Palace February Dance - Valentines Ball

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 19:30 - Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 01:00
£8 Advance / £10 OTD / £20 membership for all dances

Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Hackney, E9 6DF


14th February - St Valentine's Dance

Lessons: 8pm-9:30
Hoedown: 10pm-11:30pm
DJs: 11:30pm-1am
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The Scots have Ceilidh, the Irish Set Dancing and Ceili, The English have their Country Dance. Deep in the Southern States of America the real Cowboys and mountain folk had Square Dancing. AKA Hoedown, AKA Barn Dance. Fast and furious when danced right, this style of dance  gives rise to the classic calls of “swing your partner”, “do si doh!” and “buffalo girls go round the outside”, made famous by Malcolm McLaren in the early 80s.

Come and join the Cut A Shine Barn Dance crew, now in their 10th year, as we explore, learn and rip it up with Authentic Appalachian Square Dance for a proper Hoedown. Dance to a live band of Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass and Mandolin. The dances are deceptively easy to learn, and fun to dance. Learn classics like Buffalo Girls, Shoot the Owl, Duck for the Oyster. Rave like it's 1865, in the era before electricity, and master the art of social partner dancing.

Beginners always welcomed.

£8 Advance / £10 on the door. £20 for membership and entrance to all 5 dances

Organised in Partnership with Chats Palace
Box Office: 020 8533 0227