A new organisation, the English Dance Callers Association, has been formed to run courses
for Club Callers in England.
If you're a Club Caller who would like to improve your calling and thereby improve the
standard of dancing at your club, this is
The organisation was formed by Judith De Witt, who is not a caller but is the Chairman of
the Friends of Cecil Sharp House and the
Chairman of Eastbourne International Folk Dance Festival.
The tutors other than myself are:
Robert Moir, a well-known caller particularly of Playford-style dances.
Hazel Moir, also a caller and a dance composer - her best-known dance is White Wheat.
Victoria Yeomans, a well-known caller and musician.
Dave Yeomans, who with Victoria forms the band "Deo Volente" which can be seen
performing at festivals and dances up and down the
Bernie Culkin, an up-and-coming young caller who co-founded the Malvern Playford Ball and
has now moved up to Cheshire.
Bernie, Hazel and Robert are members of the Pat Shaw Legacy Group which organised many
events in the Pat Shaw centenary year.
The first running of the course will be in the Nottingham area, starting on Sunday 5th
To find out more and download an application form, please visit our website at
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