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Highside Folk Dance Club

A friendly club for all ages and all abilities.
First, Third and any Fifth Fridays in the month.
Littlethorpe Village Hall, HG4 3LG
8 to 10pm.

Adults £3, Children free.
For further details contact Les and Janet Barclay on 01765 604354 or

Highside Folk Dance Club was started in the village of Kirkby Malzeard in 2002 by Andrew and Angela Bodey, soon moving to Grantley and then to Galphay and later to Grewelthorpe for club meetings. As from 15 September 2017 we are located at Littlethorpe Village Hall.

Highside has been responsible for many hours of enjoyable dancing, with new musical talent developed and new callers encouraged. There have been workshops and days of dance with visiting callers to take us in new directions. Recently we've had joint dances with both Heatherdene and Knaresborough clubs, and we've enjoyed a light-hearted Christmas Ceilidh with Sibby, a well-known caller from Essex. We hope to go on developing links with other clubs and trying out new ideas.

Littlethorpe Village Hall has a lot going for it, with a sprung wooden floor, a well-equipped kitchen and plentiful parking. It's also close to Ripon, with easy access from the A61, Ripon by-pass. As we start settling into this new venue we will probably be concentrating for our club evenings on local bands and callers, and also good recorded music. We hope local people will be tempted to join us. We always welcome new members whether or not they have experience of our interesting and varied type of dancing.


Summer 2018 programme

Date Caller and Band
6 April Pauline with CDs
20 April Les with CDs
4 May Don Mason with Blind Panic
18 May Club Callers - Les to co-ordinate
1 June Janet with CDs
15 June No meeting - Lichfield Folk Festival
29 June Pauline with Village Hop Band
6 July Tony Whitehead with CDs
20 July Les and Janet with CDs
Saturday 28 July Highside FDC and Knaresborough CDC are organising another of their joint dances at All Hallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Grove, Ripon, HG4 1LG. The callers are Martin and Sue Sutton with recorded music, from 7.30-10.30. Only £6 with a shared supper. Hot and cold drinks provided.


The Occasional Sunday - Folk dancing for dancers at Littlethorpe

Some old favourites, something unusual, good music, just enough calling,
Some easy, some a bit challenging, not quite a workshop - just dancing

Sunday Sunday 15 July 2018, 2:30 - 5:30
Littlethorpe Village Hall, HG4 3LG
off the A61 near Ripon


for more information contact Les Barclay, phone 01765 604354 or email


Dancing at Grewelthorpe Village Hall

Littlethorpe Village Hall

Some photographs from the 2016 Christmas Ceilidh: