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Euro Dance Workshop - Wednesday 4th November in Zoomland!

The lovely Chris Walshaw and I are running a dance workshop with the fabulous Pied a Terre club in Norwich. I'm really missing my regular visits up there so am delighted they've asked us to join them in Zoomland - hope you can join us too!!

Details below...

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Dear Pied à Terre friends,

Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and family! Anywhere in the world!!

Wednesday 4th November 2020

Kerry’s dance workshop with musician Chris Walshaw

7.30 – 9.00 pm on Zoom

£6.00

We are very pleased to invite you to Pied à Terre’s Workshop and Mini Bal on Zoom, with Kerry Fletcher and Chris Walshaw.

Kerry is a fantastic teacher of European dance, with infectious enthusiasm and huge knowledge, and is well known to us in Pied à Terre. Chris has performed at festivals & clubs across Europe, plays in several bands and projects and recorded many albums.

Programme

7.30 – Welcome, Zoom etiquette and warm up Jig

7.40 – Workshop - solo dances, with ideas for distanced pairs and close pairs too

  • Plant un Chou Schottische (trad)

  • Shoogle Bourree – 2 temps (Kerry)

  • Carrée Mazurka - square mazurka (Kerry)

  • Pottok Polka - pony polka (Kerry)

8.40 to 9 – Mini Bal

Tickets - £6.00

For tickets and Zoom link details, please email kerry@kerryfletcher.co.uk with the subject as PIED À TERRE dance workshop.

If you don't hear back from her in a couple of days, please call her on 07703 639 720.

Do join us! And remember to have a look at our Pied à Terre Facebook page .

Best wishes from Roger, on behalf of Pied à Terre

To be informed of events via our emailing list, or if you no longer want to receive emails about Pied à Terre: rogergl@piedaterre.me.uk

My classes and events

Autumn dates and details below!...

Hello!

I can’t believe it’s September already… hope you all had a wonderfully strange summer with at least some music and dancing in your kitchens!!

So, here’s all the information about this season’s Appalachian and European dance classes on Zoom - and please feel free to share with other dancers around the country as you can zoom in from anywhere!

I’m not taking any absolute beginners in the Appalachian dance classes – just because I don’t think it will be a good start as I can’t see how you’re really doing in a mixed class. However, if you’ve done lots of dance and/or any kind of percussive dance before, then get in touch!

What to do about paying: The classes will remain by donation, although I don’t want anyone’s financial situation to be a barrier to attending, whether it’s to dance or just watch and listen.

Donations can be made here: paypal.me/folkdanceKerry or email me for my bank details or address if you’d like to pay another way.

Zoom: I realise that Zoom is not the easiest way to learn so please get in touch if you need any particular help, in terms of the actual dancing, and if anyone would like a tutorial on using Zoom, then please let me know and I’ll set up a session with you.

Really looking forward to dancing with you on a screen soon!

All the best, Kerry

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Regular Classes:

If you'd like to join a class, please email me for the Zoom Link

kerry@kerryfletcher.co.uk

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Appalachian Dance

Thursday evenings (CreekSide Cloggers, Faversham):

10th September – 17th December (Half term break 29th Oct)

6.30pm Open Zoom Room for hellos & tech check

7pm - 8pm Improvers 1

8.15pm - 9.15pm Improvers 2

9.15 - 10pm Intermediates

Monthly Saturday mornings (Holwell Cloggers): 5th Sept / 3rd Oct / 7th Nov / 5th Dec

9.30am Open Zoom Room for hellos & tech check

10am - 11am Mixed Level

11.30am - 12.30pm Improvers

Starting in October: 12.30pm – 1.30pm Intermediates

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European Dance - class and social dance Bal

Monthly Monday evenings (Faversham): 7th Sept / 5th Oct / 2nd moved to 9th Nov / 7th Dec

7pm Open Zoom Room for hellos & tech check

7.30pm – 8.30pm Teaching

8.30pm – 9.30pm Social Dance Bal

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Request - please arrive in plenty of time, so I can get you all in and start on time or let me know if you're going to be late - thanks

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NEWS

Nomination for a One Dance UK award!!

I'm delighted and utterly honoured to have been nominated and have made it to the long list! It's in the category of... The Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award and is for a practitioner whose work within the community creates a positive impact with groups or a group of people. They use the power of dance to engage and motivate those who they work with, and create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to dance. Click here to see the long list and more about One Dance UK. The shortlist will be announced in September.

Folk Dance Remixed are celebrating their 10th birthday!!!

It’s been 10 years since Natasha Khamjani and Kerry Fletcher met in the garden at Cecil Sharp House. With a maypole as inspiration and boundless enthusiasm they began to create an exciting and unique mix of folk and street dance styles. Joined by Frances Watt, they are now a leading company that, until lockdown, could be found taking their maypole and fabulously talented, diverse company up and down the land.

And, to celebrate 10 years together, they’ve made a fantastic film with company members old and new – Enjoy!!

It would be fabulous if you can make some comments and share where you can – thanks!!

Whilst we fight the voracious virus by staying at home, all my Clogging and Euro Dance classes are now available on Zoom. I’m not currently taking on new students, though will be running the occasional beginners class, so keep an eye out here and I’ll post the details or email me: kerry@kerryfletcher.co.uk

All classes, workshops and Bals are currently free, though if you’d like to make a donation, it will be most gratefully received! You can make a donation here: paypal.me/folkdanceKerry

The Folk Dance Remixed tour is also cancelled, hopefully, mostly postponed till next year. We’re working on ways to keep in touch and dance with you so keep an eye out on our website, facebook and twitter on watch our wonderful Folk Dance Remixed Fridays videos celebrating the joyous talents of our amazing crew!

It’s very nearly… the first week in August… and it is of course Sidmouth Folk Festival Online – FREE!!

I’m thrilled that fabulous musicians, Chris Walshaw and Frances Watt, with some guest star appearances on film of the fabulous melodeon player, Anna Pack, will be playing for my European dance workshops and a Bal on Friday night too… the programme is out so check it out and sign up to join us now!!

​ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ACCESS

Please consider donating to help secure the future of The Sidmouth Folk Festival crowdfunder.co.uk/the-sidmouth-folk-festival

Please, please, please do pass this around, copy and paste on to your socials and share, share, share – thanks

​Hope to see you in your living room, on the patio​, outside on your street… next week!

Happy dancing, Kerry