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Dancing England crowdfunding exercise is a massive success, plus some good news from the Federation

thank youMy, my, my. The little project we set up to get the rebooted Dancing England up and running has been an unqualified success. We set out to raise £2000 and have ended up with £2360 courtesy of 58 extraordinarily generous (and forward thinking) individuals.

We salute and thank you all. This will enable a sound financial footing, and a successful event.

Thank you.

In other news, the rather wonderful Morris Federation is sponsoring the reboot too. Massive thanks due to Mel Barber and the Committee for their belief in Dancing England. A huge vote of confidence, again deserving huge thanks.

The list of teams invited and accepted is very nearly finished. We’ve a cracking mix od Traditional and Revival for the programme. The ceilidh band is sorted, we’ve 2 exhibitions confirmed with another 2 to come, and the stall spaces are being advertised too.

All in all, some progress has been made.

Until next time.

Edwin

 

A Dancing England update, being social, photos needed and the first acts have said yes

Dancing England poster 1985

artwork by Rick Scollins

 

43 amazing people have contributed a very generous £1570 towards our crowdfunding project, that’s 78% of our £2000 target and we’ve just 16 days left to go.

Or in other words, just over two weeks of funding updates and polite requests for a contribution left to go.

The link to assist with the project is – https://igg.me/at/dancingengland/x/12399537 if you’d be up for continuing to seeing Dancing England rise again. Perks are available!

Liking and Sharing the Facebook Page and our regular updates is key to spreading the word and is much appreciated. Perhaps you could download this PDF  What is Dancing England and email it to all your folkie and trad dance friends and contacts? Or invite people to Like the Page?

In other news, we’ve had a yes from some morris men types, and a very nearly yes apiece from a Longsword team and a rather unique English clog team. A ceilidh band with some most excellent names has been sorted too. Plenty yet to do and more updates to come. We’ll release act names in due course. Tenterhooks we know.

And finally, we’re still on the hunt for photos and the like from 1979 to 1987, if you have anything in the loft or in an old photo album, please dig it out and share it with us? We’ll credit you of course.

Please do keep coming back and reading our updates. It’s appreciated!

Until next time

Edwin

Wow. There are people out there that love Dancing England, and we most certainly love you too.

Dancing England poster 1982

artwork by Rick Scollins

In the first 24 hours of our crowdfunding campaign, you have so far contributed £580 towards our £2000 target. This is a fantastically generous 29% of our total, with 16 contributions. Thank you so much.

You can find out more about helping Dancing England by clicking – https://igg.me/at/dancingengland/x/12399537

The campaign closes on the 24th June, but we hope to have hit our target before then.

Just to recap then; a £40 contribution gets you 1 guaranteed ticket with early entry (best seat in the house!) and a free programme. Plus you’ll be sleeping in your bed safe and sound, guilt and shame-free, knowing that you’ve massively helped Dancing England take place once more. We will then call you a “Patron of Dancing England” and will totes love you forever.

If you felt unable to contribute that amount, then you could contribute £10. This gets you the moniker; “Supporter of Dancing England”, a big virtual hug from the team and a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you’ve helped Dancing England happen again.

Both types of contribution earn a mention online and in the programme.

The venue capacity is 600 strong and we’ve received several emails about when tickets are going on sale. We hope the response to ticket sales is popular! Remember, if you’re a Patron of Dancing England, you get a guaranteed ticket. There’ll be no danger of missing out.

If you just wanted to help online, then you can click to the campaign and hit the “Share” buttons to spread the message through Facebook or Twitter, whichever is your favoured persuasion.

Please Like and Share folks, Like and Share.

Until next time

Edwin

Dancing England goes crowdfunding. Become a Patron with an Indiegogo contribution. Perks are available.

Dancing England poster 1981

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.

As ever, please Like and Share online and with social media.

Thank you

Edwin