International Folk Dancing

Bognor Regis International Dance Ensemble (BRIDE)

This site covers the dance activities of our Bognor Regis club which is an associated group of the Society for International Folk Dancing (SIFD) and of the Sussex Folk Association (SusFA).

Help for Haiti 5

fundraising afternoon with several dance leaders

Barnham Community Hall

Sunday, 6th April, near Bognor Regis, PO22 0AX
2pm - 5:30pm.

Children's International Folk Dance Classes

4:30pm onwards Tuesdays

Cost 20 per term

Willowhale Community Centre
Pryors Lane, Aldwick, Bognor Regis,
PO21 4JF

We have a dance class for children in the Bognor Regis area open to all children at every level - one of the advantages of international dance is that there is a huge range of styles and music - the children never get bored. The repertoire is chosen with children in mind and includes English, Scottish, European, Balkan, Oriental and Polynesian for fun filled dance lessons.

children's folk dance lesson

children's folk dance display team

The Display Team

We have an amateur display team that tour a selection of village fetes in West Sussex in the summer, dancing in various regional costumes. This includes adults who practice together at agreed times. In recent years the display team has appeared at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and formed part of the Society for International Folk Dancing (SIFD) group appearing in the CCPR Show at the Royal Albert Hall.

adults folk dancing display team

BRIDE within the International Folk Dance World

We were involved in organising the Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival over the border in East Sussex on behalf of the Society for International Folk Dancing (SIFD)for several years. Janet also teaches at the Gosport & Fareham Interfolk in Hampshire. She calls and dances at the Felpham and Middleton Country Dance Club. As a result of our activities we have friends all over England and the UK and throughout Europe. Janet has been the editor of the SIFD News for the last seven years.

Recruitment Drive

We are always happy to have children to join in our Tuesday class. They don't have to join the display team and can be complete beginners. The emphasis is on learning to enjoy dance not passing exams!

We are looking for more adults to join our display team for next year. You do not need a partner or any special expertise. There is more than a year to practice - you need only to live locally enough to come. If you just want to dance but not be in the display team, that is fine. We are always pleased to welcome new people. If you have read this far you must be interested in us! Use the BRIDE links on the left to find out more about us.

Interfolk is about international folk dancing along the South Coast of England

Copyright John Douglas