Stafford Folk Dance Club was founded in 1952 and so in 2012 celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. A celebration Folk Dance took place and a dance and tune competition was held. As in common with previous anniversaries, a book containing the dance and tune collection has been published.Over the years the Club has met at various venues but now is in permanent residence at Walton Village Hall in Greengore Lane along Milford Road (the A513) going towards Milford Common. For those using SATNAV the postcode is ST17 0LD. We meet on a Thursday evening from September to July inclusive, at 8pm and finish at 10.15 pm. The weekly charge is £1.50 with membership at £5. Visitors are charged £2 but the first evening is free. We have a break during the evening for a tea or coffee with biscuit and this is included in the charge.
Our dances are a mixture of old ones including the type of dance used in the Jane Austen television programmes and films, together with American style dances and recently composed dances. Every month we dance to live music when musicians from the Folk Music Workshop that meets on the first Sunday afternoon of the month, come to play for us. On other evenings we use CDs.
Our callers on Thursday evenings are mostly members of the Club but we do have visiting callers from other Clubs in the vicinity. They all have their own specialities so that there is a wide variety in our evenings. We have Saturday night dances during the year, in February and November. For details of these click on the relevant link on this website.
Three times a year we hold a Saturday night Folk Dance at Walton Village Hall and details for these can be seen on the Special Events section of this website.