Wroughton Folk Dance Club

English Country Dancing for 35 years in the village of Wroughton in Wiltshire

About Us

We do all kinds of folk dance; from the early dances of the 16th & 17th century through to the country-house dances and grand balls of the 18th & 19th century and on to modern ones written and influenced by all those earlier styles.


Most are traditional English dances but there are also some American contras and squares, along with occasional Scottish, Welsh and European contributions.


Membership fluctuates around 50 with an average of 25 attending every week.


We have several club members who call at the weekly meetings and we book guest callers from surrounding folk dance clubs to call for us from time to time.


We also hold Dancers' Dances each year bringing in well known callers and bands for the afternoon.

New members are always welcome - come and visit us!


If you've been to a Barn Dance, Cellidh or folk festival then you will have some idea of what to expect. Or maybe you remember back to early school days?


You'll find that you can join in straightaway - you don't need any special knowledge, equipment or even to bring a partner - and our members are only too happy to help newcomers because they have all "been there"!


A caller introduces each dance and explains the movements. There are no difficult steps to learn, and the caller is there to remind you what comes next. Beginners can quickly pick up the basics.


Your first visit is free, and if you like us you can join us! After that, for the grand sum of £3 per week, you can continue to work out and enjoy the many and varied dances that we do. If you stay then membership is £5 p.a. to help cover the cost of quarterly newsletters, hall hire etc.

What We Do

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