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...

You can also upload pictures and news through our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook page.
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

Cystadleuaeth – Competition!

Some damce 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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Remembering Alice E. Williams

On Monday, 3rd August, we heard the sad news of Alice E. Williams’ death. She was one of our first members and one who did so much to promote Welsh traditional dancing. ALICE EILEEN WILLIAMS was born in Bryn Madog, Brynrefail in 1925 as the second daughter of Elizabeth (formerly Robinson) and David Williams (Y

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5 days ago
Free Welsh medium event for children - Rhywbeth AM DDIM i’r plant fwynhau!! 4 sesiwn ar fore Sadwrn ola’r mis!! Cysylltwch am fanylion ac i archebu lle: @MenterCGE elen @mcge.org.uk
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1 week ago
Hollol hyfryd! https://t.co/S3a9Wpmq4z
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Pâr o glocs a grefftwyd i mi pan on i tua pedair mlwydd oed gan fy nhadcu, Harri Davies, y #clocsŵr o #Llanpumpsaint. Yn y 70au, fe wnaeth ddysgu'r grefft i Hywel Davies o Dregaron, ac fe fu Hywel wedyn yn dysgu Geraint Parfitt yn amgueddfa @StFagans_Museum. #clocs #clogs https://t.co/KPGpqJua3N
2 weeks ago
Hot off the press! Mae rhifyn 2020 o Dawns ar ei ffordd i bob aelod... Dawns 2020 is making it’s way towards each member! #traddodiadbyw https://t.co/JoSUNhFwHa DawnsioGwerin photo