artwork by Rick Scollins
The organising team at Dancing England believe in our project; to reboot the oft-missed and much-loved series of traditional dance showcases of 1979 to 1987. We want to find others who feel the same way.
Since we launched the website on the 5th May and told you all about what we’re up to, we’ve been overwhelmed with messages of support, 305 Facebook Likes and 2300 page views on the website.
The lovely chaps of Dolphin Morris Men have even linked to us on their website (10 referrals and counting!).
Due to our request for archive material and photographs, people are now looking through their lofts to try and find images, scrapbooks and film of the previous events. we look forward to receiving said items to post on the website and on Facebook.
Putting on such an event takes much effort and money. To help with the latter, we’ve set up an Indiegogo crowdfunding page. This concept wasn’t around in 1979 and neither as the internet, although I’m sure Phil and John went (Black) cap in hand around the various nefarious Nottingham and Derby folk clubs and dance teams asking for contributions! Essentially, we are looking for Patrons of Dancing England.
We want to start Dancing England again on a firm financial footing, and this is where both you and the internet comes in to play. Please have a look at our Indiegogo page and have a think about making a contribution. In return there are Perks available, if you decided to become a Patron then you’d get a big hug from the team, an early entry ticket to get a excellent seat, a special mention online and in the programme, which will be complementary.
Or you could become a Supporter of Dancing England with a smaller contribution which would earn you masses of undying gratitude and a special mention online and in the programme.
You can contribute by credit card or PayPal and Indiegogo uses secure servers so your details are safe and secure. You can read more on our web page – Patrons & Supporters.
Your support would be much valued and help enable this event to take place once again.
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