International Folk Dance Summer SchoolUniversity of Wales, Swansea. 8 to 15 August, 2015
SIFD Summer SchoolsThe Society for International Folk Dancing
has organised a Summer School, more or less every two years since 1962. Participants are dance enthusiasts and teachers from the UK and overseas. In 2012 we were in Swansea, home of the Summer School from its inception, apart from a break between 1987 and 2004 when we visited Hertford, Aberystwyth, Edinburgh, York and Durham. The dances are taught as recreational folk dances, as far as possible faithful to their original village settings. The material presented is of interest to dancers and those who teach, and in fact anyone with an interest in folk dance. All levels of experience are welcome; only enthusiasm for dance and folk culture, and a desire to learn, are required.
The 2012 Summer School was very successful, with 76 participants. You can see pictures from Summer Schools held in 2008, 2010 and 2012 (see Photos 2008
, Photos 2010
and Photos 2012
Summer School 8 to 15 August, 2015
Arrangements for 2015 will be similar to those for previous years. Full details will be given as soon as they are available. In the meantime, infomation for 2012 will remain on this site as it is the best guide to what will happen in 2015. The major change will be that different teachers, from different countries, will participate in 2015.
The Society for International Folk Dancing is a UK-based, voluntary, non-profit-making, non-political association of people who enjoy learning and dancing folk dances from many countries. It was founded in 1946.
For additional Information on the Summer School please contact
SIFD Summer School,
29, Henry's Avenue,
Phone: 07905 603655
or 01462 457791SIFD is a registered charity in the UK — number 284509.Website designed and built by Colin Hume