Mike is an experienced caller and will always make
the uninitiated feel comfortable. All dance terms are
explained for those who need it.
Most dances are for male/female couples, but it is
common practice for singles to arrive and invite
others to dance (dancers rarely say no), or for 2
people of the same sex to dance together if need be.
(And if you are single, remember that many a romance has started on the
Most dances are progressive. This means that each couple changes their
place in the set during the dance; or that you keep changing partner until
you arrive back with your own.
This is English country dancing, so dress accordingly. Flat bottomed shoes
are always easier to dance in than heels!