The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

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Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

Post by Admin » Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 9:23 am

Following the popularity of the dancing at Retrofestival Ray has arranged a professional swing dance tutorial. Details below:


Portafold Swing Dance weekend with Professional Tuition 6th, 7th, 8th October at a Venue just South of Swindon.

Get your dancing shoes on and be part of the Portafold dance troupe !


Ever wanted to dance to the music in the Spitfire Tent at Retrofestival? We have the opportunity to have a weekend away (in the Portafold, campervan or hotel/B&B) with swing dance tuition from Erica and Cliff who run Swing Out Swindon ( http://www.swingoutswindon.co.uk ). This is the couple that were leading most of the dancers over the Retrofestival weekend in the Spitfire Tent.


Swingout Swindon - Swing dancing for Swindon
www.swingoutswindon.co.uk

All our Social dances are held at The Meca, Regent Circus, Swindon Live music and dancing on Sundays : June 21st - August 23rd - October 18th - December 20th

The format for the weekend will be:

- Arrive Friday or Saturday morning

- 2 hours dance tuition on Saturday morning

- 2 hours dance tuition on Saturday afternoon

- Saturday evening dance led by Erica and Cliff which will include some of her dance group.

- Depart Sunday


Lovely rural location and plenty of space. Toilets available overnight, no electric hook up. The location is here: https://www.clyffepypard-bushton.com/village-hall/


Clyffe Pypard and Bushton Villages - Village Hall
www.clyffepypard-bushton.com

The Village Hall offers the following facilities: Large spacious main hall that can accommodate. 80 people max seated for a party/celebration; 110 people max seated ...

Cost are very reasonable and will depend on how many sign up - there is a 20 person minimum for this to go ahead (Why not invite your friends !). Outline costs are:

£22.50 per head if we get 20 people plus £9.00 per pitch, per night if camping

£15.00 per head if we get 30 people plus £9.00 per pitch, per night if camping

£11.25 per head if we get 40 people plus £9.00 per pitch, per night if camping

Please email Ray on rayhutchings@msn.com or call on 07808 943474 with a firm confirmation that you'd like to attend and we'll finalise this with Erica and Cliff.

Cheers

Ray
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Re: Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

Post by The Ploppies » Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 1:31 pm

Sounds fantastic. Count me in . I'll contact Ray tomorrow

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Re: Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

Post by RayH » Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 1:39 pm

This is a great opportunity but we need more interest to make it viable.

We're opening it up to the Retro Caravan Club to try and boost the numbers. We need to make a decision at the end of this week to go for it or try again early next year.

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Re: Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

Post by RayH » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 1:52 pm

Hi all,

The event has now been moved to the weekend 19th May 2018. It will be a Retro/Custom meet-up. Erica will be inviting Retro caravan owners and custom car owners to the event.

Same location - here: https://www.clyffepypard-bushton.com/village-hall/

There will be 2 x 2hr dance workshops during the day and a Social Dance in the evening.

Cost is £20 per head for the tuition and evening function and £9 per night for camping (including use of the toilet facilities in the hall).

Contact me at rayhutchings@msn.com if you'd like to book a place

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Re: Swing Dance Tutorial Weekend

Post by Admin » Fri, 10 Nov 2017, 3:00 pm

Here is the poster for the Swing Dance event on 19th May.

The all day ticket is £20.00 That includes the workshops and the dance.

If you just want to attend the dance that's £8.00

The price for just the workshop is £20, so you might as well hang around and stay for the dance.

The Caravan pitches are extra at £9 per caravan, per night. Friday and Saturday nights are available.
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