Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers

Regular Welsh dancing classes once a month on 

Sunday afternoons   2pm - 4.30pm. 

For 2023, those dates are

19th February

 19th March

16th April

21st May

  18th June

  16th July

  20th August

  17th September

  22nd October

 End of Year Social

19th November (1:45 - 4:45)

Venue: Christ Church Hall,

1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills. (Melway Ref: 46 H11)

  Admission by donation $10.00

  (members $7.00)


  For information on forthcoming sessions, please phone Ian on   

0419 899 488



Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers

Demonstration Team

Our team of experienced dancers meets regularly to rehearse for forthcoming events.  We call ourselves the Ceffyl Gwyn Welsh Dancers. Ceffyl Gwyn (pronounced keffil gwinn) means White Horse in Welsh), the name being chosen to reflect our home base in the City of Whitehorse in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Our English name is the Whitehorse Welsh Dancers.

The group was formed in 2007 and currently comprises 20 dancers, most of whom are also proficient in a variety of other dance traditions including Scottish Country Dancing, English Country Dancing, Irish Set Dancing and Australian Colonial Dancing, all of which dance forms are related to Welsh Folk and Country Dancing.

The Welsh display team has performed at a number of festivals since its inception.

Here are some of their dances. 

White Wheat (Ian & Judy, Peter & Sandra, George & Cecilia)                                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ikka-AUv8

Maughold Cross (George & Judith, Gerard & Sandra, Harry & Carole, Bruce & Marion)                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb1OfGakB7o


Captain Morgan's Reel

Information on Welsh Folk Dancing

 Welsh Folk Dancing is a generic term covering any form of traditional dancing that is associated with Wales. This includes:

·     Country Dances from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which have strong affinities with English and Scottish Country Dances      of the same period

·     19th century South Wales fair dances, some of which have affinities with Morris Dancing

·      Solo clog dances (the only authentically Welsh style of dance that has survived unbroken through the ages)

·       Modern barn dances (‘dawnsiau twmpath’ in Welsh), and

·       Modern country and fair dances based on traditional patterns and figures.

 The Welsh National Folk Dance Society was formed in Wales in 1949. Its mission is to revive the traditional dances of Wales and to promote public awareness of this aspect of Welsh culture. For information on dancing in Wales and the various publications (books, CDs, DVDs and other resources) that have been produced over the years, visit http://dawnsio.com/en/