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.


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 dance in a downstairs hall but we don't yet know what it will be.   On Sunday evening, the inspiring and energising international dance band Cloudburst will play for a pulse-raising Anglo- International ceilidh. Downstairs we plan to have a dance of another kind but we don't yet know what it will be.

Links for the Saturday and Sunday programmes will be at the bottom of this page. The programmes will 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. These are the prices from 2014. If find we need to increase the prices in 2015 it will only be by a small amount.

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 will be available through a ticket agent and you will not pay more than you would on the door.


The detailed programmes for the 2015 festival will not be available until some time in September. However, the programme will be generally be similar to that of previous years so you can see some archived programmes by clicking on the links on the right near the top of this page.