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Band: The Jigadites

Caller: Malcolm Jowett

Friday, 14 June 2019, 8.00pm – 11.00pm

The Polish Club, 18 Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GU (Find Us)

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A ceilidh, ceili, barn dance, hoe down, folk dance, country dance or whatever you want to call it is a great fun way to meet people and even helps to keep you fit. No prior dancing experience is necessary as all the dances are called – with the caller explaining all the dances in detail – ensuring everyone has great fun no matter how many right and left feet you may have!

What is a Contra Dance?
Contra dancing is an evening of fun, energetic dancing in the same style as English Ceilidh. A caller first explains the movements and then prompts you during the dance. Contra dance is an American version of English Ceilidh dancing but features lively flowing movements. The event is an introduction to Contra dancing so will be easy to learn and dance.

The Jigadites

Our band for the evening is the Jigadites Ceilidh & Contra Band featuring Fiona Maurice-Smith on piano accordion, Jim Walker on fiddle and Dave Ledsam on Double Bass/Cello.

Malcolm Jowett

is our caller for the evening. Malcolm has been dancing and calling for many years. He is a regular caller at dance clubs and private events in the East Midlands and has also danced and called at Contra dance clubs in the USA. From beginners to experienced dancers, all will find his instructions clear and friendly. His programme usually has a mix of old and new dances and always a lot of fun.

Chip off the Old Ladies Morris

We have Chip off the Old performing for us during the interval. Chip off the Old are a ladies Morris dance side based in Derby. They have been together since 1978 performing traditional Cotswold Morris dances using sticks and hankies.

Come along and enjoy 3 of the best hours of your week with a live band and caller. All the dances are explained so no experience is necessary. Doors open at 7.30pm with dancing from 8pm-11pm (with a short break halfway through).

Licensed bar and free parking

Early bird tickets

Please note: Early bird tickets available until 10pm on Thursday 13th June.
Ticket Price
Adult £8
Student £4
Child £0 Free with an adult


On the door pricing
£10.00 Adult
£6.00 Student
£0.00 Child (Under 16s free with a paying adult)

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