Party? Local event?
Would you like us to run Your Ceilidh/Barn Dance?


We run Ceilidhs with Live Music every two months in Hothfield (M20 J9). Why not join us for some fun?
No experience or partner required.


Dancing for Fun!
Every Tuesday afternoon in Maidstone we do a wider range of dances from 17th Century Jane Austen style dances to 21st Century Ceilidh Dances, including American Contra Dance and Square Dances.
No experience or partner required.

If you already know the basics then try our Sunday afternoons in Aylesford (M20 J6) for some different and interesting dances.

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Look at the videos to see what it is all about.

Contrafusion More Ceilidhs coming in 2022 - watch this space!

  • Great low impact exercise!
  • No experience or partner required!
  • Itís easy - just come and have fun!
  • Get fitter and meet new people!
  • No need to book - just turn up!

If you are interested please let us know - send John Sweeney a note at and we will put you out mailing list so that you get all the news about dances and workshops. Or you can click here to subscribe yourself. We also have a Facebook Group that you can join.

John Sweeney is also the Foreman (Teacher) for East Kent Morris. We are a mixed side - men and women - and dance Cotswold Morris. If you fancy a go then please contact John Sweeney - we will teach you everything you need to know!

If you like dancing you will love this! If you have never danced before this is a great place to start.

And if you do dance already, you can use some of your skill and style to enhance your dancing, whether it be barn dancing, ceili (ceilidh) dancing, Irish dancing, Appalachian clogging, traditional dance, Playford, country dance, Modern Jive, Ceroc, LeRoc, swing, Lindy Hop, waltz, tango, quickstep, salsa, merengue, round dancing, square dancing, line dancing, partner dancing, two-step, west coast swing or anything else.

The Ashford & Maidstone Dances are the place to learn more dance skills.

The halls in Hothfield and Aylesford have large car parks, and are only five minutes from J9 and J6 on the M20, so they are easily accessible from Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Canterbury, Dover, Folkstone, Hythe, New Romney, Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Staplehurst, Headcorn and all the villages in between.

This is nothing to do with dancing, but if you are interested in board games please have a look at the Ashford Board Games Club.