Welcome to the home of Calling Card Podcast, a project to make a internet radio podcast of interviews, interesting stories and roundtable discussion on all things social dance covering the past, present and future of social folk dancing in the UK.
We’ll be talking to callers, musicians, organisers and dancers and sharing their experiences of our wonderful hobby.
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Here is our most recent episode:
This episode we talk to musician Ali Messer and caller Bob Morgan about how we teach social dance and how we teach teaching social dance.
The sound quality in the post was not as good as usual so here is a transcript of the episode: Episode 2 Transcript
Upcoming events for our guests
- Playford Ball with Momentum in Norwich, Nov 18th
- New Years Contra with Contrasaurus Trio in Harbury, Dec 31st – http://www.contrasaurus.com/newyear2017.html
- Leeds Contra with Contra-Alt-Delete – http://www.leedscontra.freeuk.com/
- Brummie Contra with Ozzy and Nikki (of Contra-Alt-Delete), Nov 26th – http://www.brummiecontras.co.uk/
Resources and other mentions
- folkdancing.co.uk – a new set of resources for organisers, callers and dancers involved in ceilidh, contra, English country dance and related social folk dance traditions.
- Ali’s blog about Pat Shaw at Sidmouth Festival, 2017
- Barn Dance Fitness in Birmingham – https://www.barndancefitness.co.uk/
- Coventry Zesty Playford – http://coventryzestyplayford.co.uk/events/