24-25 October 2015

Dance Around the World returns to Cecil Sharp House

For a taste of the 2010 event click here. The programme grows every year with lots of long-standing friends of the festival performing and teaching but lots of new faces (and feet) too!

For the 2015 event, expect a non-stop programme of performances in the spacious hall upstairs and 1-hour taster workshops in the two halls downstairs and in the dance marquee in the garden.  There's a choice of social dances on both evenings too. Watch this space for programme details as they develop. Find us on Facebook too and please like us. It helps spread the word.


Workshops, Performances And Social Dances

The non-stop programme of performances, workshops and social dances runs from 10.00am to 11.00pm on both days. There will be over fifty performing groups representing cultures from regions as diverse as Algeria, South-East Europe, North and South Africa, the Caribbean and North and South America. Dance Workshops are a very important part of Dance Around The World and there are lots of them!  On Saturday evening there will be the  sizzling Latin/American evening in the upstairs hall. At the same time there will be a Balkan dance  downstairs  hosted by Balkan Plus.  On Sunday evening, the inspiring and energising international dance band Cloudburst will play for a pulse-raising Anglo- International ceilidh. Downstairs we will have a French/Scandi Bal. This will be organised by Chris Shaw from the On Bouge French group and Chris Dyer who runs the monthly Scandinavian music sessions. There will be lots going on all weekend!

Links for the Saturday and Sunday programmes are at the bottom of this page. The programmes show the times but there are always last minute changes.  To see what you missed in some previous years you can have a look at some of our archived  programes  by clicking on the links on the right hand side of this page.


It is our policy to keep the prices as low as possible. We are keeping the 2015 prices the same as last year.

Full weekend ticket - £22

Full day ticket either Saturday or Sunday (including the evening) - £14
Evening only ticket (either Saturday or Sunday) - £9
Concession prices are a £2 reduction, available only on the door. 

Children are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Advance ticket are available through We Got Tickets. They charge 10% but we drop the prices so you will not pay more than you would on the door. Sorry but we do not do advance concession tickets.

Click here to buy advance tickets.


The programmes for Saturday and Sunday are now available for download. The programmes show the times for the demonstrations and workshops but there are sure to be some changes. We will keep updating the programmes as changes are made. There is a separate link for the Saturday evening Latin/American programme.

Click here to see the Saturday daytime programme. 

Click here to see the Saturday Evening Latin programme.

Click here to see the Sunday daytime programme.