22-23 October 2016

 Dance Around the World will be back at Cecil Sharp House on 22-23 October 2016

Click here to see the 2016 programmes.

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 2016 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. On Saturday evening a spectacular latin event will be in the main hall. At the same time there will be a Cajun dance in another hall organized by Filé Gumbo. 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. The 2016 programme is not yet planned but we again expect about 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!  The spectacular latin event will be in the main hall on Saturday evening. At the same time there will be a Cajun dance in another hall organized by Filé Gumbo.

Links for the 2015 Saturday and Sunday programmes are at the bottom of this page. The 2016 programmes will have the same format but the details of the 2016 programme with the times will not be available until late September. You can see some other 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 but there will have to be an increase in 2016 as there has been a significant increase in our expenses. We still believe it is very good value.

Full weekend ticket - £30

Full day ticket either Saturday or Sunday (including the evening) - £17

Evening only ticket (either Saturday or Sunday) - £10

Concession prices are a £2 reduction. 

The single day tickets are designated for Saturday or Sunday but can be used on either day.

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

Advance tickets are now on sale.  There is a small charge but we drop the prices so you will not pay more than you would on the door.

Click here for advanced tickets.


Programmes for 2016

Below are links to download Saturday and Sunday daytime programmes and the Saturday evening Latin programme.

Click here to see the Saturday daytime programme. 

Click here to see the Sunday daytime programme.

Click here to see the Saturday Evening Latin programme.