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Subject: SEFAN 2012-06-11_01 DANCE Round Up June/July. Cat's Calling Academy returns (2 posts)



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1. Dance Round Up: June 2012
2. Cat's Calling Academy returns. OXON

Don't forget you can find all events listed on the SEFAN What's On webpage
additions/alterations since last week's round-up are in GREEN
non-SEFAN-member items are in italic

CONTRAFUSION regular sessions
Mondays - Ashford: Hothfield Village Hall
Tuesday AFTERNOONS - Maidstone: Fit As A Fiddle - dancing for the Over-50s Hazlitt Arts Centre.
Thursday AFTERNOONS - Ashford:   Fit As A Fiddle - dancing for the Over-50s The Stour Centre.
Irish Set dancing - Crawley. Mondays - contact John Byng for details
Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging - Crawley. Thursdays - contact John Byng for details
John Byng : jbyng


Fri 15th       LONDON
Kickin' Ceilidh Band. Caller: Pete Coe


Sat 16th       LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish) Cecil Sharp House NW1 7AY


Sat 16th       HANTS
Charity Barn Dance In aid of Women Without Roofs-Nepal and Kings House Orphanage-Uganda.
Southsea Community Centre, St.Paul's Square. Full info on Bulletin Board here

Fri 22nd       LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish) Cecil Sharp House NW1 7AY

Sat 30th        KENT
Caller: John Sweeney + the best bands from both sides of the Atlantic on CD
Hothfield Village Hall.TN26 1EQ  


Fri 6th              LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish) Cecil Sharp House NW1 7AY


Fri 13th       LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish) Cecil Sharp House NW1 7AY


Sun 15th       LONDON
EFDSS. Must Come Down : Morris Offspring

Fri 20th       LONDON
The Ceilidh Club (Scottish) Cecil Sharp House NW1 7AY


Sat 21st       BUCKS
THE STABLES  The Demon Barber Roadshow       
part of IF:Milton Keynes International Festival 2012


Sat 28th        KENT
Band Hot Rats + Caller Andrew Swaine
Hothfield Village Hall.TN26 1EQ  



From Cat Kelly        11 June 12:05

Cat's Calling Academy returns
13 October at 10:00 at Kennington Village Hall

Booking now open!

Cat's Calling Academy offers a unique opportunity for callers to develop and showcase their talents, as well as reflect on and hone their calling skills in a supportive environment, and receive input and feedback from some of the country's top ceilidh callers and musicians.

With Simon Care, Saul Rose, Cate Bannister, Mike Corthold, Barry Goodman and Nick Walden - and the chance to call an Oxfolk ceilidh :)

Are you caller with experience doing private bookings, wanting to hone your technique for the ceilidh scene and make a bid to be booked at Oxfolk in the 2012-13 season?
Or would you like to give calling a try for the first time and benefit from expert advice and tips from professional callers and dance musicians?
Maybe you're somewhere in between? Well this could be just the opportunity you have been looking for!

Cat's Calling Academy has two distinct strands: calling workshops that are open to everyone, and one-to-one mentoring with a booking to call at an Oxfolk ceilidh.

Calling Workshops:

Oxfolk will be hosting two calling workshops during the 2012-13 season, both run by Cat Kelly with guest callers and musicians. The workshops are open to anyone, regardless of experience or background, and will specifically focus on calling on the current English ceilidh and festival scene.

Saturday 13th October 10am ? 5.30pm
Guests: Barry Goodman, Cate Bannister, and Simon Care

Followed by an evening ceilidh with The Diatonics
and featuring Calling Academy guest caller Lizzy Harrall

Saturday 12th January 10am ? 5.30pm
Guests: Nick Walden, Saul Rose, and Mike Courthold

Followed by an evening ceilidh with Haddo
Guest caller to be announced.

These workshops will feature discussions in small groups, a whole group open forum, and the chance to call a dance with live musicians and receive feedback from Cat and the guest callers.

Tickets are ?30 for one workshop or ?50 for both
The workshops are held at Kennington Village Hall: for directions see

To book your place or to find out more please see: or contact Cat on cat_at_catkelly_dot_co_dot_uk

Calling at Oxfolk:

We are also throwing open the whole Oxfolk season to showcase callers who are new to the ceilidh scene, providing a unique opportunity to be mentored by Cat Kelly and to call with a top ceilidh band at an established ceilidh series. To be considered for calling at an Oxfolk ceilidh you MUST attend at least one of the workshops. If you are interested in this then please let Cat know when booking your workshop.


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