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The Duke of Wellington's Dancers

‚ÄčRegency dancing in Southampton


We were founded in July 2013 by our Chairman, Rachel. Our aims are to have fun, keep fit, make new friends and become proficient dancers. 

We are a not-for-profit group and have dance sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Southampton. Our dance mistress is Miss Shirley Funnell. Sometimes we have guest teachers.

We perform in historically accurate Regency costume. We are available to hire for tv and film work and for performances at events. We can also run dance workshops for beginners.   

Our clients have included:

  • BBC2
  • Andover Shilling Fair
  • Army and Navy Club
  • St Swithun's School
  • Winchester Discovery Centre
  • Compton Verney House
  • Petersfield Library

We have social meet-ups, including picnics in costume and visits to historic sites.  

Whilst many of the dances are elegant, a large proportion are fast and aerobic so help in keeping fit. 

We have space for a few new members and are particularly keen to obtain more members in the 16-25 age group, or more male dancers. No partner or costume is required to join in our sessions, just flat flexible shoes and comfy clothing. Minimum age to attend classes is 14. If you are interested in learning to dance with us, please get in touch!