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Dancing England update 23.05.16 where crowdfunding reaches £1120 and the teams list is now taking shape.

Dancing England poster 1983

artwork by Rick Scollins

Your generosity and belief in the Dancing England reboot is astounding. 29 people have contributed £1120.00 in less than 14 days, that’s 56% of our total! Thank you so much to all of you.

Your support is massively appreciated.

You can see where we’re up to, and make a contribution, by clicking this LINK. A £40 Patron contribution gets you a guaranteed ticket with early entry and a programme. Plus a very warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that you’ve helped this event rise again. You could also contribute £10 (Supporter) and end your glorious days on this earth with the sure knowledge that you’ve assisted in rebooting Dancing England.

Please do consider contributing to the event. We would be so grateful.

Phil Heaton has been busy beavering away putting together a list of teams and sides that we want to invite to the 2017 Dancing England event. The list is looking very strong, and very entertaining. We’re planning an excellent mix of the Traditional and Revival, with certain teams being tasked with working together. We’ve some old favourites from Dancing England’s past plus some new, younger teams certain to delight and entertain.

There’s some cracking rapper on the list, excellent North West and Carnival Morris, Cotswold from the Cotswolds, clog dancers, Longsword from a team rarely seen, some Mumming, Molly, something unique and very English and a couple of folkloric customs not many of us have seen. Plus some fantastic jiggers and more.

Its shaping up to be a tremendous show!

Now to get busy inviting these teams and persuading them to take part.

Until next time


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


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