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New Year House Party

Thursday 29 Dec 4pm, 2016 — Monday 2 Jan 10am, 2017

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

  • Halsway Manor will not share your details with any third parties.


Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £430 – single ensuite room
  • £400 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £400 – single non-ensuite room
  • £350 – sharing non-ensuite room


Ring out 2016 – Ring in 2017! Celebrate the New Year at a dancing house party, with the great team of Elaine Norman and Chris Turner, with band The Cat’s Whiskers.  A relaxed winter break of dance, song, music, serious fun, old-fashioned games and good company. Enjoy the Manor in its festive finery, and let our staff take good care of you!

“Very much enjoyed the variety – dancing, singing, playing – and walking for those who wished. Participant

Click here to download the welcome letter, and here for an outline programme.

The music for the music workshops can be downloaded here. If you want music in a special form (e.g for transposing instruments), or for any other queries, please contact David directly at jp_dp@talktalk.net

Who’s it For?

Anyone who wants to participate in folk dancing and frolics at New Year.

The Team

Elaine Norman and Chris Turner host this festive break with their renowned sense of frivolity and fun! All are welcomed with a ready smile and encouraged to take part and enjoy themselves. Both Elaine and Chris have a long-standing love of country dance and will ensure a great programme of varied social dancing, with plenty to keep you occupied at other times!

The Cat’s Whiskers (Jenny & David Pattenden, and Maggie Kaye) are one of the country’s most popular and experienced barn dance bands, playing for Ceilidhs, Hoe-downs and Barn Dances at weddings, parties and clubs – from village hops to numerous guest appearances at all the major English folk festivals. They are guaranteed to get you dancing!