Our membership is varied and widespread. Currently we have members who live as far apart as Huntingdon, Letchworth Garden City, St Albans, Stotfold, Tring, Watford and Welwyn Garden City. Two of our members live right on the doorstep of our practice hall, in Great Wymondley. We also have some country members, who join us from Aberystwyth, Bridgnorth, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Nottingham, whenever they are able. These rather more distant members used to live in Hertfordshire, but can't bear to break the ties.
We have danced at many and interesting venues since our inception.
Particularly memorable highlights include:
The Millennium Dome - 2000
International Dance Festival, Chatelaillon le Plage, France - 2002, 2010
Littleborough Rushbearing Festival - 1993, 1996
Towersey Folk Festival - 2001, 2003
Hatfield Tunnel, opening ceremony
Ireland - 1993, 1994
Rochester Sweeps Festival
Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesey
Wimbourne Folk Festival
Dance Unlimited 2000, Newport Pagnell
A unique opportunity is afforded to us to visit many National Trust, English Heritage and other historic houses, as performing artists, rather than paying visitors. We have been fortunate to visit Berkeley Castle, Harlech Castle, Haddon Hall, Wimpole Hall, Knebworth House, Hatfield House, Lymes Park, Belvoir Castle, Chatsworth House and many others.
We have made good friends with a number of other sides over the years.
Practice is held every Wednesday evening, starting at 8:00pm. Those who can, retire to the pub after practice. We do take our dancing seriously; we aim to give a good performance that we can feel proud of, but we always enjoy ourselves and the friendships we have built up over the years are very important to us.