The official website of the Welsh Folk Dance Society

An organisation which supports, maintains and extends Welsh traditional dancing
throughout Wales and the world

Welcome

to our website, your main port-of-call for our publications archives and much more...

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So keep in touch and let us dance with a spring in our step.

e-mail: secretary@dawnsio.cymru / membership

On with the dance!

News

Teyrnged i Mike Hughes Tribute

It is with sadness that we learnt of the death of Mike Hughes, at his home in Greece, on Friday, 6th November, 2020. Mike died peacefully in his sleep with his second wife Trish at his side. He had been ill for some time. Mike Hughes was a native of Colwyn Bay in North Wales.

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Cystadleuaeth – Competition!

Some dance teams are beginning to meet up ‘from a distance’ but it’s difficult to know what to dance. Could you help out by composing or adapting a Welsh folk dance that will enable us to keep dancing and keep safe??? There are also generous prizes! Closing date 31-10-2020 (further details below) In association with

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Hwyl yr Haf / Summer Fun

Despite the lockdown restrictions, Wales’ folk dancers have kept busy. The latest project is publishing a video of dancers and musicians from across Wales performing Ffaniglen – also known as Pat-a-Cake Polka. It is one of the most popular dances and the video, edited by Sion Gwilym,  includes instructions to enable everyone else to join

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3 weeks ago
Braf gweld eich bod yn dal i ddawnsio yn y cyfnod clo - Great to see you are still able to keep dancing during lockdown! 😄 https://t.co/6JHjsUcnsF
3 weeks ago
Mae’r beirniaid wrthi yn tafoli - diolch i bawb wnaeth gystadlu! / We’re looking forward to be inspired on how to keep dancing within social distancing (and lockdown) rules. It’s all in the judges’ hands! #traddodiadbyw https://t.co/yEvvrxZ65V DawnsioGwerin photo
4 weeks ago
Dyddiad cau dydd Sadwrn yma! - Closing date this Saturday 31-10-2020 🧹🕸🦇🧛🏻‍♂️🧙🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/gz4gSgPmRf DawnsioGwerin photo