Anyone attending a Folk Dance organised by Hampton-in-Arden Folk Dance Group at Fentham Hall

can be confident that they will be dancing to one of the top callers in the country

with music provided by one of the top bands in the country.

Everyone is welcomed, regardless of their dancing experience.
​If, however, you have never danced before, you might find it helpful to attend one of the many local clubs for a while as there are occasions during a Hampton evening when even the most experienced dancers will be "challenged".

Fentham Hall boasts a fully-sprung floor (some say it is "suspended") that is a pleasure to dance on.

​Prices are kept as low as possible; currently just £10.00. (£6.00 for students and U18s).

Light refreshments are provided during the interval.


What is now known as Hampton-in-Arden Folk Dance Group began in the Autumn of 1954 when Joe Tatton, the village shoe-maker, organized a series of folk dances in response to the "square dance" craze that was sweeping the country. Many of the dancers arrived by public transport, some by train and some by the coach (organised by Curly) that travelled from the centre of Birmingham, collecting people on the way.
​In 1957 "local boy" Ray Parker became the chairman of the club and he remained in the position until shortly before his death in 2012.


For further information please phone

​Kim Smith 0121 747 8132 (or 07940 541121)
or Kathryn and David Wright; 01543 268756;​