Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Door County#2

Saturday American evening with Seth and Notorious is called "Door County#2" after Larry Unger's dance tune.  Notorious will transport you to dance nirvana with tunes from across the globe. Seth brings out his Saturday night party best contras and squares.

Door County is on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan, in the state of Wisconsin. It’s known for its long shoreline and many parks. Peninsula State Park on Green Bay is home to sheltered Nicolet Beach, with its calm waters. On Lake Michigan, Newport State Park is a wilderness park crisscrossed with trails. Potawatomi State Park, in Sturgeon Bay, is fringed by limestone cliffs.

Dress code for Pat Shaw Centenary Ball?

Be smart and comfortable

Some dancers like to wear "Playford" outfits, others wear modern dress.
Perhaps we may see some of the country dance outfits that were popular in Pat Shaw's day.

St Catherine's College??

St Catherine's College is the new name for Bishop Bell School

What is Zweifacher?

Zwiefacher is a very popular dance with the contra crowd in USA- a couple dance with a mix of waltz and pivot-turn.

You can learn the dance with Scott Higgs on Saturday and Sunday 9.45-11.00

Zweifacher for musicians with Notorious (USA) Saturday and Sunday 11.30-12.45

Where do we stay?

This is a list of accommodation used by dancers previously:

Travelodge - there are two - Central Eastbourne has no car park with parking meters on the street
Hilton, Royal Parade
Hadden Hall
Premier Inn
Bay View Caravan Park
Bay Lodge
Alexandra Hotel
Norman's Bay
The View Hotel
Far end Guest House, Royal Parade
David Loyd Lodge
Beamstay Lodge

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Where is the venue?

You can find an address and map on our Venue page.

St Catherine's College (Bishop Bell School), 59 Priory Road, Eastbourne BN23 7BE

The post codes for the other venues are:-

Langney School, 7 Chailey Close, Eastbourne BN23 7EB

(7 Chailey Close is next to the school gate)

Langney Village Hall/Community Centre, Etchingham Road, BN23 7DX

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