Dance & Song Holiday

16–19 Aug 2019 / West Yorkshire


Date: 16–19 Aug 2019

Cost: £220

Details: Friday 16th August 4pm - Monday 19th August 2pm

Location: The Briery Retreat Centre, 38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9BW



Run by: Keely Hodgson

Contact details: 01273 842405/07496 662046

Further information:

A dance and song holiday at The Briery Retreat Centre, at the foot of Ilkley Moor, not far from the Yorkshire Dales.

Experience a delightful mix of traditional & modern dance in beautiful surroundings with dance leader Brenda Kelly & singing leader Keely Hodgson. Dancing sessions are interspersed with opportunities to sing. Keely will facilitate rounds and simple part songs. No music-reading skills are required.

Local dancers will join participants on Saturday evening.

Brenda Kelly has been a professional dance teacher on and off since 1958, having trained to teach all ages from 5 to 95:  Music and movement, Laban, Traditional and Contemporary dance. She has also trained as a psychotherapist, with a Post Graduate degree in Group Dynamics. She now teaches circle dance, traditional dance and new choreography. Her events are a mixture of serious concentration (good for the memory), mingled with fun, laughter and self-expression.

Keely Hodgson lives in Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and runs singing groups and a large community choir. She is a composer and a Natural Voice Practitioner who also arranges music for voices and has worked as a music specialist in special needs settings. She writes songs, plays guitar and cello and curates The Purple Room, an evening of music and the spoken word.

The weekend begins with supper at 6pm on Friday (rooms are available from 4pm) and ends after lunch on Monday. The Briery has an extensive lawn where, weather permitting, dancing and singing can take place. Rooms are single or double ensuite. Ilkley train station is a 20 minute walk. The beautiful town of Ilkley is a short walk away.