Formed in Woolston, Southampton in 1997, Southern Lights display ladies' folk dance mainly in a Southern style (no clogs, no marching, no big drums or big flowery hats!).
Our aim is to keep the dancing tradition alive, give it modern
relevance and bring it to the public's attention.
Most of our repertoire consists of dances created for the side, using traditional steps and formations in an innovative way.
We dance to our own band, who play not only traditional dance
tunes, but also contemporary tunes from some of today's finest composers in the world of folk music. Some of the tunes were especially written for us by our original accordion player, Carrie Jones.
Southern Lights regularly dance at major (and minor)
folk festivals in the Southern counties, but also enjoy performing at country shows, fetes, folk clubs, indoor concerts, the occasional pub (guesting with other dance teams) and commercial events - any income received from events goes towards rehearsal hall
hire, insurance and costumes.
We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Woolston Community Centre, Church Road, Woolston, Southampton, in between the chat and laughter.
Go to www.woolstoncommunitycentre.com
for more details.
Our 23rd dancing year was a complete wash out, so let's hope that our 24th year goes a little better!