Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2018

2018 Evening Programmes

Friday 4 May
5.30 stewards arrive
7pm EIFF newbies welcome reception
7pm All other dancers  - collect your tickets from the Cafe and spend a little time chatting and having a snack!

7 - 8.30pm Scarletts Dance shoes

7.30pm International Welcome Party  MC Ron Wilks
8pm An American Welcome with Lynne Render & ECDB, guest caller Bubbles
8pm Joy of Dance (mixed) with Kalia Kliban (USA) & Persons of Quality (USA) and display by Renaissance Footnotes
8 til late Euro Bal with dances from France, Brittany… and more! Hervé Dréan and Rachel Goodwin in a wide range of dance forms from the French Bal Folk repertoire. - enjoy a great evening “à la française” !

Saturday 5 May 7.30-10.30pm
Puddle Jumping!  a mixed Evening with Kalia Kliban (USA) & Keeping Thyme
Squares & Contras with Lisa Greenleaf (USA) & Mollie & Ali
International Dance  MC Jill Bransby & Cloudburst  The emphasis will be on enjoyment and relaxation after a busy day with workshops. The dances will come from many countries with a variety of formations.
**THE Playford Ball** - Andrew Shaw & Persons of Quality (USA)
Late 17th/ early 18th century dances from the team responsible for Farnicle Huggy and Elephants Stairs - specialists in obscure dance titles!

Sunday 6 May 7.30-10.30pm
Not quite the Playford Ball with Andrew Shaw & Persons of Quality (USA)   The Playford castle gates are open: expect anything - within reason!
Mix and Match  (Mixed but mainly American) with Lynne Render & Mollie & Ali, guest caller Amy Burton
Main American with Lisa Greenleaf (USA) & ECDB and Gog Magog   Event sponsored by Beckenham FD Group
Balkan-Extra As well as dances from the Balkan countries we will do dances from Armenia, Russia & Israel. They will be easy, followable dances, or will be walked through. No partners needed.  MCs Maggie O'Regan & Dalila Heath

also you may like to know:

Saturday 5 May 2-5pm
New Festival Callers Showcase with MC Mike Courthold and Mollie and Ali

Sunday 6 May 2-5pm
Tea dance with host John Green and ECDB featuring Amy and Bubbles, from 2017 New Festival Callers Showcase

ticket splash1

Recently Added