BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE with BELČO STANEV
FRIDAY 10th – SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2017
Cliff College, CALVER near SHEFFIELD
I am delighted to welcome back the renowned and charismatic Bulgarian folk dance teacher Belčo Stanev in November. Anyone who has danced with him will know that his workshops are thoroughly entertaining as well as instructional, and are not to be missed. Belčo is a kind and generous person with a warm heart and a great sense of humour. He is everyone’s friend! It is no wonder that dancers love him. He has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Bulgarian folklore throughout his life, and is highly respected for his knowledge and his unique skills in teaching dancing. His dances are already known and appreciated all over the world. Some which you might recognise are Bačkovsko Horo, Brestaška Râčenica, Pitat me Mamo, Isu Nedo, Kate Kate, Drijanovska Racenitsa II, Madro and Momino. He is particularly adept at selecting dances to suit his audience, and above all he delights in sharing his love of Bulgarian folkdance and music with others. The course is residential, but if you prefer not to stay at the college there is a non-residential option too.
DANCE PROGRAMME (provisional)
4:30pm Arrival and check-in at Cliff College
6:00pm Evening meal
7:30pm (approx) – 10:30pm Evening social dance
9:30am – 4:30pm Dance course
6pm Evening meal
7:30pm (approx) – 10:30pm Evening social dance
10am – 1pm Dance course
1:00pm Sunday lunch
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
The venue is the charming Derbyshire village of Calver in the Peak District National Park, and the course will take place in Cliff College. We have enjoyed staying at Cliff College in the past. It has an excellent dance space with slightly springy floor (important for preserving dancers’ joints!), and modern, comfortable and well-equipped rooms. There are a good number, of single rooms, and a limited number of twins and doubles. All are of a high standard with ensuite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and use of a shared kitchenette to prepare drinks. Meals are served in the college cafeteria. The menu has a limited choice, but the food is well prepared and wholesome. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated if arranged in advance. Teas, coffees and hot drinks are available to help yourself to throughout the weekend. Alcoholic drinks are not permitted. Everyone staying in the college is warmly invited to join the social dances in the evenings.
DERBYSHIRE WALKS FOR NON-DANCERS
We will be staying in a lovely area for walking with a great variety of landscapes – wild moors, rolling hills, river valleys, woodlands and small attractive villages. Phil will be pleased to accompany friends and family who would like to go walking.
www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk is useful.
By car: The Cliff College post code is S32 3XG. The College is on the A623, between Baslow village and Calver crossroads.
By air: From Manchester airport, take the train to Manchester Piccadilly, then to Sheffield or Grindleford (Grindleford is closer to College, but you will need to pre-book a taxi in advance to get to and from Cliff)
By train: Head for Sheffield, Chesterfield or Grindleford (again, you will need to pre-book your taxi from Grindleford).
Please plan your journey carefully if you are travelling by bus, especially on a Sunday.
By taxi from Chesterfield: this will cost in the region of £20 – £25 before 11pm.
By taxi from Sheffield: There are usually taxis outside the station in Sheffield.
The residential option includes 2 nights’ accommodation with full-board from Friday evening meal (served at 6pm) to Sunday lunch (served at 1pm). The non-residential option includes Saturday lunch and dinner plus either Friday dinner or Sunday lunch. Teas, coffees, hot drinks etc are available throughout the weekend.
Residential dance course: £205
Residential only: £150
Single room supplement (2 nights) £10
You can omit Friday evening meal and / or Sunday lunch deduct £10 for each meal not required
Non-residential dance course option £125
To reserve a place, please complete a Belco 2017 website booking form and send it with a deposit of £50 per person or the full amount to: Cathy Meunier, 23, Church Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DX. The final payment is due before 10th July. There is limited space on the dance course and bookings will be taken in the order in which they are received.
SERBIAN FOLK DANCE with VLADO AND SASHA
SATURDAY 21ST & SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018
The wonderfully talented and internationally renowned Serbian duo, dance teacher Vladica Tanasijevic and his amazing accordionist Sasha Smrekic are coming to Sheffield next year.
Dancing to LIVE MUSIC! More information to follow.