Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2018


**THE Playford Ball** - Andrew Shaw & Persons of Quality (USA)

Our Costume Ball is always a very popular event and tickets have all been allocated to the earliest Earlybirds.
Andrew will be teaching workshops throughout the weekend, and his Sunday evening dance is called "Not quite the Playford Ball"

If you were not quick enough to book a Playford Ball ticket, ask to go on the waiting list when you buy your season ticket.


2018 Evening Programmes

Friday 4 May
5.30 stewards arrive
7pm EIFF newbies welcome reception
7pm All other dancers  - collect your tickets from the Cafe and spend a little time chatting and having a snack!

7 - 8.30pm Scarletts Dance shoes

7.30pm International Welcome Party  tbc
8pm American Dance with Lynne Render and ECDB
8pm Welcome Dance with Kalia Kliban (USA) with Persons of Quality (USA) and display by Renaissance Footnotes
8 til late Euro Bal with dances from France, Brittany… and more! Hervé Dréan and Rachel Goodwin in a wide range of dance forms from the French Bal Folk repertoire. - enjoy a great evening “à la française” !

Saturday 5 May 7.30-10.30pm
Mixed Evening with Kalia Kliban (USA) and Keeping Thyme
Squares & Contras with Lisa Greenleaf (USA) and Mollie & Ali
Dances from Round the World  tbc
**THE Playford Ball** - Andrew Shaw & Persons of Quality (USA)
Late 17th/ early 18th century dances from the team responsible for Farnicle Huggy and Elephants Stairs - specialists in obscure dance titles!
nb Our Costume Ball is always a very popular event and tickets need to be reserved when booking your Earlybird ticket

Sunday 6 May 7.30-10.30pm
Not quite the Playford Ball with Andrew Shaw & Persons of Quality (USA)   The Playford castle gates are open: expect anything - within reason!
"Mixed but mainly American" with Lynne Render and Mollie & Ali
Main American with Lisa Greenleaf (USA) and ECDB and Gog Magog   Event sponsored by Beckenham FD Group
Eastern European Party  tbc

also you may like to know:

Saturday 5 May 2-5pm
New Festival Callers Showcase with MC Mike Courthold and Mollie and Ali

Sunday 6 May 2-5pm
Tea dance with ECDB and New Festival Callers from previous Showcases

Draft programme for ticket holders

To help you choose your workshops, look for more information under each caller's name.

A draft programme will be emailed to all ticket holders during Easter weekend.  Last minute changes will be posted on the notice board in St Catherine's Main corridor.

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