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Folk Dance Remixed

We’ve finished touring for this summer – and what a fabulous time we have had with the most amazing audiences and participants – it’s YOU who’ve been spreading the joy – thank you!!

Our Crowd Funding Campaign is still OPEN – we need match funding towards our arts council national lottery project grant -  so please, please email me kerry@folkdanceremixed.com to  chuck us a quid or two to keep our work going – thanks!

www.folkdanceremixed.co.uk

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Dancing Voices

I’ve just been tidying up my office (having been out of it for most of the summer !… and I found a dvd with a lovely film on if… it’s by east London Dance and I am proud to have been part of it with The New canning Town Folk dancers! Here’s a link to it – enjoy!

A new season of Euro Dance and Appalachian Clogging… and beyond!…

I’m delighted to be asked back to Dance Around the World Festival on Saturday 26th October at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London – my lovely cloggers from both Faversham and Howell will be performing and I’ll be running a clogging and Euro dance workshop, and leading the Saturday night Euro Bal with the wonderful musicians, Christine Dyer and Jamie Huddleston – it’s going to e a great weekend – join us if you can!

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… very exciting news – in May 2020, I’m teaching on a dance holiday, ESCAPE 2020, in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands! I’ll be with the wonderful Natasha Khamjani, teaching some of our Folk Dance Remixed funky folky Ceilidh Jams and some of our fusion clogging/House dance steps too. And there are lots of other dance styles for you to try – looks amazing! It’s for all ages and you can do as much or as little of the dance programme as you like. You can book now to get the EARLYBIRD price, which ends on 30TH SEPTEMBER (after this the packages go up by £70). Here’s the code you will need for booking 03FDRESCAPE. See below for full details.

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Regular classes at St Catherine’s Schoolroom, Faversham, Kent ME13 8LG

St Catherine’s Schoolroom – If you haven’t been before, it’s in the churchyard of St Catherine’s, as you come into the car park, turn left down the lane towards the footbridge over the railway line – you wouldn’t know there was a little hall there but there is! Call me if you can’t find it 07703 639 720

European Dance class and social dance – Monday 2nd September and then once a month on Monday evenings, 2nd Sept, 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec.  7.30pm – 10pm Class (7.30-8.45, Social dance 8.45 – 10pm). Cost: £9 / 7 conc.

Appalachian Clogging Classes, Thursday evenings, Faversham, Kent

Beginners classes starting September 2019. First class on 12th September is FREE!

Beginners 7pm – 7.50pm / Improvers 8pm – 8.50pm / Intermediates 9pm – 9.50pm

Autumn term dates: 12th Sept-12th Dec (no class half term 24th Oct)

Cost: £6.50/£5.50 conc. per class (payable termly). Discount for 2 or more classes

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Appalachian Clogging Classes, Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Rd, Holwell, Hertfordshire SG5 3SS

Saturdays: September 14th, October 26th, November 23rd, December 14th
9.30 – 11.00   Beginners/Mixed Level
11.15 – 12.45   Improvers
1.00 – 2.00   Intermediate
For full details: https://appalachianherts.wordpress.com/

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ESCAPE 2020, dance holiday, in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands.

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Thursday 21st May 2020 – FULL WEEK, 7 nights OR

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Sunday 17th May 2020 – WEEKEND, 3 nights

What ESCAPE is?

ESCAPE is a dance-focused holiday.

This amazing holiday experience enables you to have everything at your fingertips. Exercise, partying, fun and relaxation all on one resort.

ESCAPE is the only holiday of its kind to focus on dance styles from the African Diaspora, including African, Hip Hop and Dancehall. Led by elite professional dance tutors for a limited no. of guests. It is designed to be a unique, invigorating holistic mind, body and soul experience here to do good and to ensure that you feel great during your time with us (and beyond) by surrounding you with positivity and opportunities to increase your mental and physical wellness.

What do you get?

  • § Accommodation
  • § Bus Transfer to and from hotel in Fuerteventura if travelling on the 14th and 21st. Outside of these dates they will have to arrange their own transfer (unless they are a group from Birmingham in which case we arrange this for them)
  • § Access to Full Programme of Classes
  • § Access to all ESCAPE Entertainment (includes parties)
  • § ESCAPE T-shirt
  • § Discount on buffet breakfast and dinner at the resort hotel restaurant

How much?

Packages start from £409 for the full week and £199 for the weekend.

You can either pay in full or in instalments using the following plan:

– 5% of the total balance as the deposit for your booking

– 25% of the total balance 2 months after 1st payment

– 70% of the total balance 4 months after 1st payment

Why book now?

EARLYBIRD – Save money by booking before 30th September! – booking code 03FDRESCAPE

All bookings via the website. www.escapedance.co.uk

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Please email me for details kerry@kerryfletcher.co.uk

Happy dancing!


Kerry Fletcher is a choreographer and traditional dancer  of many styles, from waltzing to clogging. She is an experienced dance workshop leader and an accomplished performer.

She is Co Artistic Director of Folk Dance Remixed and a freelance community folk dance artist

She works part-time as the co-ordinator of the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Folk Educators Group, a national networking group of folk arts educators from across England and beyond, facilitated by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). Established in March 2011 the Group has become a rapidly growing network committed to promoting high quality folk arts education and supporting the practitioners who deliver it.

It exists to provide peer information and support, and to encourage dialogue with the wider worlds of culture, learning and participation. The Folk Educators Group also offers other organisations a platform through which to consult, or inform, a committed group of folk arts educators.

Kerry’s performance history includes: co-choreographing and performing with JigJaw – a band singing to dancing & dancing to singing, with Janet Russell, Rosie Davis & Frances Watt, Broken Ankles – acclaimed Appalachian cloggers, The Stepback Project and The 4K Plot. She also co-choreographed & performed with The Chase, Circa Compania – Karen Tweed’s music & dance ensemble, Daughters of Elvin – Katy Marchant’s medieval music & masked dance theatre,  and Shaking the Tradition at Chisenhale Dance Space, London.

Her education work focusses on foot percussion and English & American dance often within inter-cultural work. She has been developing and delivering workshops in schools, at festivals & community events, and in immigration removal centres with refugees and asylum seekers. She is a visiting lecturer on the folk music degree course at Newcastle University and for several years she has been a tutor on the Folkworks and Halsway Manor summer schools.

As well as running her own community dance workshops, she teaches at festivals & dance clubs all over the country, she has worked with Tapatak and TAPs (Traditional Arts Projects).