Home


NEWS:

Saturday 16th June 2018 – I’m teaching on this Professional Development Day – it’s open to all folk dancers and dance artists, whether you work voluntarily, part-time or for your living, it’s a great chance to learn more about folk dancing, teaching and learning – and will be very practical, so bring your dancing shoes and sign up NOW!

How To Teach English Social Folk Dance

Saturday 16 June 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm

Cecil Sharp House, London

This training day, led by folk dance artist Kerry Fletcher with musician Deborah Chalmers,is for dance educators, callers and others who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in teaching English social folk dance (country, ceilidh and barn dancing) – in schools, community settings and adult learning.

*************************************************************************************

Folk Dance Remixed

Check out our webpage and Facebook page for what we’re up to this summer – we’ll be taking our fabulous maypole all over the country and will be dancing with thousands of wonderful people of all ages – hope it’s with YOU!

www.folkdanceremixed.co.uk

*************************************************************************************

Kerry at festivals…

I’m delighted to be asked back to:

Sidmouth Folk Week – with lovely musicians Chris Walshaw and Frances Watt

3rd – 10th August

Towersey Festival-  with the lovely Chris Walshaw

24th – 27th August

Halsway Folk Summer School -  with a fabulous team of tutors – Jo Freya, Carolyn Robson,

Sophy Ball, Paul Hutchinson & Kevin Dempsey

Monday 27 Aug 4pm — Friday 31 Aug 10am

*************************************************************************************

Kerry’s Workshops

And of course there my regular workshops…

Appalachian Clogging in Faversham, Kent – weekly during term time and  Holwell, Hertfordshire – monthly

and the European dance class in Faversham is monthly, usually the first on Monday of the month.

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 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).