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Where can I learn to dance?

Online version of article first published in the July 08 issue of Folk Monthly 
Thanks to Bob Taberner of thefolkmag and John Pitcock of Friday Folk for advice 

There are some excellent folk dance listings on the internet.   Are you dancing? has a regional map, and Webfeet is a powerful search engine, while Set and Turn Single can be searched alphabetically. 
Simply What's On can be filtered to show dance events near a given geographical location. 

Folk Dance Clubs -
thefolkmag lists folk dance clubs in the West Midlands by name and by weekday.  This site is not being updated, so be sure to check before going along.
Morris dancing: find your nearest side (works in Internet Explorer, may not work with other browsers)
The Irish Set Dancing website lists many local groups. There’s also a list of West Midlands set dance events in the folkmag
European Music and Dance Education lists events at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire and elsewhere

American Square Dancing
- the British Association of American Square Dance Clubs. Their new website (Sept 08) includes a list of Midlands clubs, ten of which are teaching clubs (not suitable for beginners except at the start of the season)

Society for International Folk Dancing - associated clubs meet regularly in Buxton, Derby, Wollaton, Mapperley, Birmingham and Solihull. There’s also a Summer School at the University of Wales Swansea