A Brief History




The earliest club records that exist date from the 1930s when a Folk Dance club operated in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.



Sometime during the 1960s, the membership embraced Folk Song and the weekly meetings alternated between dance and song.


In the early 1970s the two disciplines were combined and a Ceilidh club was born. In 1972 the club moved to larger premises at the George Hotel in Cleckheaton and a competition was held to decide upon a new name.  The winning suggestion was "The Yorkshire Mixtures Folk Dance and Song Club."  It retains this name to this day.



Following structural problems at the George, the club moved briefly to Heckmondwike and then to its current venue, the RAFA Club in Batley.