slapdash dancers
South Linc
olnshire Appalachian Dance Show

Slapdash started life as part of the Women’s Music Project at Blackfriars Arts Centre in 1993. We perform traditional percussive clog dances from the Appalachian mountains of the USA. Most of these dances have undergone changes to survive in the unfamiliar landscape of the Fens. And others have completely been made up in Pinchbeck. So what we have is the formative stage of what will one day be a traditional Lincolnshire dance form.  The dancing is high-energy, noisy and fun.

Watch us - If you'd like to come and see us, here are the public events for 2018-19:

Sunday 7 Oct
Corby Glen Sheep fair 12.45-1.45
Friday 26 OctNo Frills Ceilidh, St Mary's hall Pinchbeck (Halloween Special)
Friday 14 DecNo Frills Ceilidh, St Mary's hall, Pinchbeck
Saturday 19 Jan
Straw Bear festival, Whittlesey
Friday 25 Jan
Burns Night, St Mary's hall, Pinchbeck

More dates to come, please check back again

Have a look at us now - there's an assortment of pictures and clips here

Join us
- We rehearse most Tuesday evenings from 7.45pm at St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding and new members are always welcome - you can just turn up, but best to contact us first (see below). We have four musicians who come along every week to play for us, they are that desperate for a gig.  Despite our feminist origins, there have always been men in the team - everyone is welcome.  Here's where the hall is.

Book us - We are available to perform anywhere there is a firm level surface to dance on, and it won't cost you very much.  We have our own temporary wooden flooring which we can set up. We have our own public liability insurance.  

Contact us - More details about any of the above  - ring 01775 723026 or 720617
or e-mail

P.S.  You might also be interested in:
Pig Dyke Molly - we share several members with the most original molly team in the country
Bourne Borderers - we also share several members with this larger than life Border morris team
Spalding Folk Club - lots of us are involved in this in one way or another
Rose Lane Ceilidhs - regular ceilidhs at ridiculously low cost