About Eurosession

Sheffield Eurosession is open to all. Anyone who wants to play can lead a tune or join in at their own level and the musicians are always happy to take requests for dances. The session is run by a small group of volunteers. If you’d like to offer help or make suggestions, please do so! Sheffield Eurosessioners are willing explore any kind of dance originating within Europe, without being too fussy about how to define this. Sessions so far have been influenced by Breton, French, Scandinavian, Klezmer, Basque and Bulgarian traditions.

Sessions are normally monthly, starting at 8pm if there’s a themed pre-session workshop, or 8:30pm if not, and the evenings continue to 11pm and beyond.  We also hold extra occasional gigs with bands and teachers from other places. Here are the next few dates coming up:

Thursday 12 April:  Spring is waltzing
Thursday 10 May:  Breton Circles
Thursday 14 June
Special event: Sunday 16 September:  Workshops and Bal with Naragonia!

Contact & List

For more information or to be added to our email list, contact sheffield.eurosession at gmail.com.
Our Facebook page also sometimes has more recent updates immediately before events.

Thursday 10 May 2018: Breton Circles

Why watch our politicians go round in Brexit circles, when we can dance Breton circles instead?  Get down to Shakespeares in May for some simple and lively traditional dances from just across the channel.

On the menu we have Pach PiRond de Landéda, and Rond de Saint Vincent. These dances develop our skills in looking after each other, give a chance to experience some unusual  coordinated disassociation betwixt arms and legs, and provide an opportunity for a gentle workout, with mild euphoria on the horizon.

The workshop will be from 8pm, followed by our usual open session for Eurofolk offers and requests from 9pm.  Venue: Shakespeare’s upstairs room. All welcome.  Donations of £5 suggested.

PS.  Have you saved the date?: Workshops and bal with the wonderful Naragonia on Sun Sept 16.