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Young Miscellany Folk Dance Group - About Us

Young Miscellany Folk Dance Group exists to encourage our younger generation to enjoy all aspects of traditional English folk dance.

The group was formed in 1992 to teach the children from our adult group, English Miscellany, dances that they could enjoy. Since then the original children have grown up (some of whom have joined English Miscellany), and the current group is made up mostly of children whose parents are not members of English Miscellany, but are often actively involved in Young Miscellany's activities. The current group ages are from 6 to 17, and we are always actively encouraging new members into the group.

We practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire (UK) on average two Sunday Mornings a month from 10:30am to 12:30pm (for all) then 12:30 to 1:00 for the older dancers. The group is run entirely by volunteers.

Over the years we have tried to cover as many aspects of English traditional folk dancing as possible, and our repertoire currently includes the styles shown on "Dance Styles" page of this website.

The group are always keen to influence the choice of repertoire and the activities we take part in, and do so. The aim is to make sure that they feel the group is "theirs", rather than being just members of a class. As part of this we try to make up some of our own dances for performance.

We display throughout the year, at festivals, carnivals and fetes etc., at home and sometimes abroad, and have enjoyed displayed for visiting foreign teams.

If you want to book us for an event, or join us, please telephone Lynda Swaine on 01707 324413, or email "info@youngmiscellany.co.uk".


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