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Winter School 2019

Gaunts HouseGaunts House, Dorset

15th-24th February 2019

"The Winter School", a nine day event planned for February 2019 at Gaunts House, replaces "The Winter Festival" hosted at Kinnersley Castle since 1997.
The feel of Gaunts House is very similar to Kinnersley and this fabulous venue offers all that we could have hoped for including a very friendly and helpful management team. It is easy to access, 25 miles from Southampton Airport and 8 miles from Bournemouth Airport.

The nine day event will bring in many professional artists from all over Europe to provide a very rich and exciting program of dance and music workshops, concerts and bals.So far Hot Griselda, Eelgrinders, Tondo (Gilles Chabenat, Maarten Decombel, Fred Pouget), Ciac Boum, HRD, Lyset i forsen, trio Roblin/Evain/Badeau, Naragonia, Steve & Marion, Benoit Guerbigny, Julien Barbances, Rémi Geffroy, Gabriel Lenoir have confirmed their coming.

Dance workshop teachers include : Leif & Margareta Virtanen (Swedish dances), Anne-Cécile Dubois (tango and more), Maria Guerbigny (Lindy hop), Mike &Heidi Gibbs (rueda), Gabriel Lenoir (Dances from Wallony) & more (polska, Poitou, Bretagne, French mazurka...

Bookings enquiries : contact John at

last modified Feb 2019 : Detailed programme to download all workshops, concerts and bals

Information sheet for those who have already booked and

site plan

Information on Steve Ellis' song workshops


More information about Gaunts House and how to get there