Welcome to Set and Turn Single!
A while ago we were approached by the EFDSS about their plans to set up a national dance calendar with similar aims to Set and Turn Single. The idea was attractive and we collaborated with them to offer advice during the development. The EFDSS have now launched a trial of their dance calendar which can be accessed here - EFDSS Dance Calendar. We hope you will try it out and send any feedback to them at the address shown on the site.
If the new service proves satisfactory, there will no longer be a need for Set and Turn Single and this website can be retired. It has served a very useful purpose over many years and we are grateful to everyone who has contributed to it. For the time being, no updates will be made to the site.
Set and Turn Single, January 2022
Here you will find everything you need to know about folk dancing:
- Where and when folk dance clubs meet around the country
- Forthcoming dances with bands and callers
- Festivals with social dancing
- Dancing holidays
Our Calendar lists thousands of folk dancing events in a wide range of dance styles, including:
- English Country Dancing
- Contra (American style dances)
- Playford (historical style dances from the 17th century onwards)
- Ceilidhs and Barn Dances (simpler, more energetic dances)
You can search the calendar by:
- Date and time
- Location and the distance you are prepared to travel
- Any text, such as the name of a band or caller
Dancers (or would-be dancers!)
Most events are open to all and new dancers will be made very welcome. But do check details with organisers before travelling long distances.
Our Directory provides contact details for:
- Folk dance clubs
- Bands and musicians
- Dance holidays
Publicise your events on the Set and Turn Single website and reach a huge folk dancing community. And it’s free! Register to add the details of your dances and club nights directly. You can then make sure information is bang up to date and dancers know of any last minute changes. The Contact us page gives links to everything you need.
STS Discussion Forum
We now have a discussion forum where you can read and comment about topics of interest to dancers. Click Forum to see the messages. It's open to everyone, but you need to log-in to post a message yourself. To get a username select 'New user registration' here. We look forward to hearing from you.