July 2020

We’re back! FolkActive are delighted to announce that we’ve begun reconnecting online with some of our regular groups.

Online FolkActive Dances and Southampton Folk Orchestra sessions are already successfully underway, and we’ve kept the FolkActive Youth Ensemble members updated with video and music resources. Dates of live Zoom sessions for FAYE will be announced shortly.

Funding from Sport England means we can extend our online provision to include producing material for our dementia friendly Moving in the Moment sessions. Details will follow soon.

Stay safe and keep dancing, making music and being active!

At FolkActive we’re passionate about sharing active, skilful and joyful engagement in the folk arts with everyone.

We’re a social enterprise based in southern Hampshire. We use traditional music, songs and dances as fabulously flexible tools for achieving our aims of:

  • improving health and wellbeing,
  • bringing communities together, and
  • educating young and old, to connect and engage with their folk heritage in lively and relevant ways.
Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Dance is a proven and powerful way to improve wellbeing. Mix physical exercise, live folk music and friendly people together and you have the perfect recipe for having fun while making new friends and learning new moves! We adapt for the less mobile...
Community

Community

Making and responding to music with others is a great way of connecting and building community. We are involved with informal social music and dance sessions as well as running more structured groups such as the Southampton Folk Orchestra, aiming to play...
Education

Education

Schools ask for a fascinating range of workshops based on the folk traditions of where we live, including broom dancing, maypole, morris and country dancing. We always use live music adding depth to the experience and we encourage creativity – we love t...