NFDG Ball

The following information is dated 29-Nov-2021.


Our 2022 Playford Ball is planned for Saturday 2nd April 2022. The caller will be Matthew Vernon and music will be provided by Stradivarious. The venue will be the superb Newark Town Hall Ballroom. See below for photographs of previous events. A light supper will be served at the interval.


Tickets are £20 (students £15). You can pay by PayPal on our Events page or bank transfer details are sent with the registration confirmation.

If you are planning to come and join us, please register for the event on our Events page. This allows us to plan the catering correctly.


The setting could not be more appropriate as the building was constructed to teh design of John Carr in the mid 1770's and restored as near to its original condition as possible in 1989-90. The ceiling and fireplaces were inspired by Robert Adam and there are borders in Wedgwood style. The fireplace surrounds are in Italian marble.





Our 2021 Playford Ball took place on Sunday 18-Apr-2021. The band were Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, with Bernie Culkin calling.
This was an On-Line Event due to the COVID-19 restrictions in force at the time.



Many of those who attended wore their ball costumes.

Dances were chosen from the following. Please note that these dances were adapted to make them suitable for both solo and couple dancers over Zoom. The band, caller and many of the dancers agreed to video one of the dances.

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Please stay safe and well. We hope to see you soon.


Pictures of better times

The 2017 Costume Ball was held on 22nd April. The videos below are from that event. The caller was Vanda Musial and music by 2D (Chris and Julie Dewhurst)

Our 2016 Costume Ball was held on 16th April. The pictures below are from that event. The callers were David & Kathryn Wright and the music was by Folkus Pocus.

Dancers in the ballroom at Newark Town Hall
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