Well Heeled
Well Heeled

Our hosts of the day, Well Heeled will perform the energetic Appalachian style, which is based on traditional British step dancing with influences from Negro and Cherokee Indian dances. This Bakewell group have been running for 15 years and meet weekly.

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Black Pig

Black Pig Border was formed in 1986 on the Nottingham and Derby border. We perform our own style of Border Morris, including both traditional dances & some of our own invention. We are a group, of female & male dancers and musicians, & wear brightly coloured tailcoats & top hats; all festooned with feathers, flowers, ribbons & bells.

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On Broadway

'On Broadway' is a dance class themed on routines and dance styles from popular musicals like 'Mamma Mia', 'A Chorus Line' and Chicago.  Now is your chance to pick up your cane hat and feather boa, get fit and have fun whilst strutting your stuff and dance like no one is watching!! Reveal your inner show girl!  

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Romana Jilo

Romano Jilo is a Romani dance group based in Sheffield. The dance group performers are children and young people from the local Czech and Slovak Roma communities. The dance group is open to all communities and aims to promote community cohesion.  bsage@btinternet.com

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Peak Performance Theatre School

Established over 30 years ago, we are a registered IDTA school, situated in the centre of Bakewell. Passionate about dance and theatre, we strive to inspire and motivate all our young people in a highly creative and stimulating artistic environment encouraging pupils of all abilities to benefit from a comprehensive Performing Arts curriculum.

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Claire Dobinson School of Dance

The Claire Dobinson School of Dancing offers classes for children aged 2½ years through to adult, professional and vocational levels, and dance teacher training. From our beautiful, purpose made Dance Studios in Rowsley,  we hold over 50 lessons per week in many different dance styles.

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Horo Sheffield

Lead by Greg Boyd, this group perform dances from all over the world, but specializing in Eastern European styles, and dancing without partners. Their beautiful authentic costumes and evocative music make for eye catching performance.. 07810181273

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La Tierra Flamenco

This local group is taught by Nemmy Hatch who has performed Flamenco for 25 years. She has a traditional approach which portrays Flamenco dancing as an expression of ones feeling rather than a strict dance form. Nemmy runs classes in Matlock and Beeley.

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Winster Morris Dancers

Winster Morris are one of the longest running Morris Dance teams, dating
from 1863. They choreograph their own dances and often end with their favourite
‘The Winster Gallop’. New dancers and musicians are always welcomed.
www.winster.org  chris-gillott@hotmail.co.uk

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Aim to Dance (Bhangra and Bollywood) 

Join Nisha Lall and her dancers to learn the energetic folk dance, Bhangra and the ever popular Bollywood routines.  Nisha’s passion for dance will have everyone joining in with these lively dances, and great music.  www.aimtodanceandcreate.co.uk 


Belrobics  combines the fitness moves of belly dance with inspiring choreography and uplifting music. Suitable for all fitness levels. Come and join the shimmy! Jennie  runs classes in Balborough at the Village Hall and comes with years of experience in many different styles of dance.


Milltown Cloggies

Milltown Cloggies  were formed in 1990 and originated from the small Lancashire village of Mossley. They drew dancers from several towns around, all of which in the past had been thriving cotton Mill towns, hence the name Milltown Cloggies. They are a group of ladies who love to dance traditional clog Morris in the North West style. A great band, play lively music and exciting tunes that complement their style. 


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Feel it and Dance (Flamenco Group).

This recently formed group began life at the beginning of lockdown, and has become an off shot group of Feel it and Dance, Dance School, run by Jose Oliva Poyatos.  With the help of his cousin, based in Spain, Jose began to teach the total beginners the basics of this beautiful dance form all on zoom. Despite the obvious disadvantages of learning a new dance style on zoom, the group were soon captured by the magic of Flamenco and love any opportunity to show off their new skill.  Join Jose and his dancers and pick up a few Flamenco steps.  Fun is guaranteed! Jose's teaches a range of Latin classes in this area, including, Salsa, Bachata and Zumba.


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Flamenco in Sheffield

Barbara Thornes, originally from Madrid is a highly experienced dance teacher and choreographer.  Along with her students, she will be bringing her passion for this dance form to Bakewell for the first time. Why not join Barbara and pick up some simple Flamenco moves. She has a number of classes in Sheffield, Leeds and online classes.www.flamencoinsheffield.com

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Lizzie Dripping (Traditional)

This women’s dance team from Sheffield dances in the North West style including step dances, tap routines, team dances and traditional dances from Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales.  They dance either in soft shoes or character tap shoes. Their dances are complemented by unusual and interesting music performed by a small core of dedicated and experienced musicians. 

Timberline Steve

Line Dancing is not just to Country music!  Modern line dancing uses any dance music with lots of pop, Latin and Irish styles.  Come and see Timberline Steve and Jeanette with their local line dancers to find out, and learn an easy dance with them! 

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Belly Dance Flames

This Matlock based group have been performing since 2005. The Flames dance style is based on Egyptian Belly Dancing combined with elements of Turkish, Lebanese and various other dance styles!  The Flames combine traditional belly dance with other International dance trends and add humour to their performance. www.thebellydanceflames.co.uk

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Hop Frogs

Turn the clock back to those rock and roll years and let Heather pass on her skills and enthusiasm for a lively session.  It will be hard not to join her with those old favourites we all know and love.  www.hopfrogs.co.uk

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M & J Dance Centre

Michael Hough brings his dancers together from Bakewell and all over the High Peak to show us how to rumba, samba, cha cha and a little bit of quick step. They love dancing for us at Bakewell, so why not join in, and you too, could be on ‘ Strictly Come Dancing’

01298 23171

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Feel it and Dance (Show Dance and Zumba)

Jose Oliva will be bringing a specially choreographed show dance. Brace yourself for an explosion of energy, colour and catchy tunes. For 7 years now Jose and his dancers have delighted audiences with their lively style and slick performances.  Join them on the dance floor when Jose will finish with some fun, and easy to pick up Zumba routines.  www.feelitandance.com 

50+ Contemporary Dance Sheffield

We are an independent community dance group for people aged 50 and over in Sheffield. Founded in January 2019 we provide regular contemporary dance and creative engagement opportunities through classes and performances. We offer weekly dance classes, creative workshops and our performance company Third Bite Dance.

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Rueda Academy

The effervescent Eşref Ulaş will be leading and calling our Rueda De Casino (Salsa in a circle), a popular one to join in with. He’s a Salsa dance teacher, Latin music DJ and also a promoter running various Salsa events in the UK. He welcomes other Rueda de Casino Groups and invites everyone to have a go!  Expect a lot of fun and laughter!!! Eşref teaches Rueda De Casino in Wakefield on Wednesday and in Sheffield every Thursday evenings.

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Indian Beats

This group are based in Macclesfield and London. Their dancing style is a mix of Indian classical dance forms (Bharatnatyam and Kathak) and Bollywood moves, with a flavour of Indian folk dance thrown in, all seamlessly intergrated into harmony.

Poynton Jemmers

Poynton Jemmers from Cheshire were formed in 1975 and are a thriving
Morris dance team, performing the North-West style of Morris dance. Look out
for their colourful blue, red and white kit with red clogs to match.

Baby Steps
Baby Steps

Baby Steps,  run by Jennie Crunkhorn, is a fresh blend of fitness and fun for parent and child. A fun and friendly dance-based exercise class for grown-ups with little ones in tow. Suitable for baby-wearing and welcoming to all little ones (0-5), whether they want to join in, play, sleep or anything else! We use lots of dance styles from Latin to Pop, Ballroom to Belly-dance! Fitness for you, bring little ones too!


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Opanka (International Folk Dancing)
First on when?

Opanka are an Eastern European dance group and have been established for over 40 years performing dances from Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. The Opanka dance group practices every Sunday for 3 hours in Fallowfield Manchester.

 Contact: carolharrison26@hotmail.co.uk  

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Tango in the Peaks (Argentinian Tango)  

Lucas and Melanie are two tango dancers who met on the dance floor in New Zealand, but don’t worry they have their roots in Argentina, where Lucas was born and Melanie has spent much time. They will be bringing their passion for this dance to Bakewell and showing us what a beautiful, smooth, raw and emotional dance it is. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the (real McCoy) traditional Argentinian Tango in the flesh. A treat not to be missed.  They will also be running a workshop.


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Swing Dance Society

We welcome for the first time to our Day of Dance a group of Lindy Hop dancers, who are made up from a variety of Swing Dance Classes in Sheffield. The classic Shim Sham dance will be performed, followed by social dancing.  Just come along and give it a go.  when you hear the music you'll find it hard to resist.


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Ripley Green Garters

We are a North West Morris side hailing from East Derbyshire.   They enjoy both traditional and revival NW Morris, using implements that include mill bobbins, slings, sticks and garlands even umbrellas if pushed.  They can be recognised by their patchwork waistcoats and black skirts.  New member always welcome. www.ripleygreengarters.co.uk

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Wirksworth Step and Clog

Wirksworth Step and Clog.  We welcome this group for the first time to Bakewell.  They perform the traditional English clog dance, which has a lively, percussive style.  This friendly group meet on a Tuesday in Wirksworth and are taught by Toby Bennett.  All levels welcome, including absolute beginners.