25-26 October 2014

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 2014 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.


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 a French GRAND BALL in the downstairs hall will be hosted by the SOAS French Folk Dance Society with music by Helena Torpy and Steve Turner. Click here for more information.  On Sunday evening, the inspiring and energising international dance band Cloudburst will play for a pulse-raising Anglo- International ceilidh. Downstairs SWING PATROL will host an evening of SWING DANCING. This will included some instruction segments.  

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


It is our policy to keep the prices as low as possible.

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.

Click here for advance tickets. We Got Tickets  add a 10% commission but we adjust the on-line price so you won't pay more than the ticket price on the door. Don't  buy tickets for children: they come  in free! 


The programmes for Saturday and Sunday are now available at the links below. The programmes now show the times but there are bound to be some late changes. The Saturday evening Latin/American programme should be available soon. To see what you missed in previous years you can download some of the archived programmes on the right hand side of this page. 

Click here for the Saturday Programme.

Click here for the Saturday evening Latin/American Programme.

Click here for the Sunday programme.