First Time Solos Project

First Time Solos Project


This project came about when one of Kay Taylors ladies said she would love to do a solo but was too scared.  It is difficult at big haflas when most people have performed before.  Kay asked if she would dance at a hafla which was for solo ‘virgins’.  They both got quite excited by the idea and so the project was born.

See below for details and book your performance place with a non refundable deposit of £10

Our hafla will be at the Peacock, 287 High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3ES on Saturday 27th October – it has a nice relaxed function room upstairs and does very nice food.  You can see their FB page here.  The evening will be a social get together with buffet, the chance to chat, some boogie time and performances from our brave soloists through the evening.  There will be a maximum of 12 participants.


  1. You commit to selling 5 tickets to your friends and family.
  2. You commit to choosing a mentor and having 2 private lessons with them to work on your solo.  This can be with Kay Taylor or your own teacher.
  3. There will be a 2 hour workshop on the afternoon 4 – 6pm before the hafla for soloists.  This will look at how to enhance your performance and stage presence …. and helping cope with stage fright.
  4. We will have an FB group where participants can chat, share their experiences and support each other.  Details sent on booking.


  1. Hafla Tickets are £10 and include the buffet.  Soloists do not need a ticket – but they do need to sell 5 tickets to friends and family.  You would collect this money in advance to pay on the night.
  2. Private lessons – pay for these when you have them.
  3. Project – including workshop and your buffet on the evening:  £25
    You pay £10 now to book your place.  The balance of £15 you pay on the day.

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