Shropshire Hills Dance the World & Walking Holiday

Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Dancing Holidays
Type: Guided Walking

Join us on a dancing tour of the globe, learning the steps and techniques of national folk dances from around the world in a friendly, fun, relaxed atmosphere. Slow, fast, simple or more complex, circles, sets or couples, we’ll dance to authentic recordings of worldwide music.

Holiday Highlights

  • Expert tuition from professional instructors
  • No partner required
  • Tuition and social dancing every day
  • Learn in a fun, social and relaxed environment
  • Optional guided walks to explore the local area

What’s included

  • High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • Tuition from our knowledgeable HF Holidays Leaders, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
  • Guided afternoon walks with an HF Holidays Walks Leader and all transport for the walks

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.


Mornings will be spent learning and practising a variety of dances from across the globe, all under the guidance of your experienced HF Holidays Instructor.


In the afternoon, there will be the option of joining one of our guided walks with an HF Holidays Walks Leader. Join them to explore more of the local area that surrounds the country house on gentle walks of between 3-5 miles with up to 300m of ascent. You may instead prefer to relax at the house or explore independently. 


Evenings give you the opportunity to do some more dancing or relax in the house. There may also be some in-house activities for you to join in with if you wish.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 

What to Bring


  • Loose and comfortable clothing
  • Both men and women should bring shoes with a smooth sole
  • Ladies should wear shoes with a low (or no) heel and ankle strap


To enjoy your walking comfortably and safely, it is essential that your footwear, clothing and equipment are suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

Bring a rucksack, a thermos flask for a hot drink, a water bottle (at least 1 litre) and spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar, a small torch (in spring, autumn and winter) and first aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed). Many guests find walking poles useful, particularly for descents. Insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses and protection cream and a camera are all optional extras you may choose to bring.

Phil & Brenda Stevenson

Phil has been dancing since childhood; Brenda discovered dancing when she joined an adult evening class in 1978 - where she met Phil. In 1994 they took over the running of the Merton Park group and since then have run evening classes, led demonstration teams and headed social dances for many organisations. Brenda also teaches a daytime beginners class in Sutton and Phil plays the clarinet with the Society for International Folk Dance Band in London.

They provided a warm,friendly atmosphere for everyone. Although a novice I was made to feel welcome and helped in every way.

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