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Dance Tuition and Workshops

I have been foreman (dance teacher and choreographer) for Sergeant Musgraves Dance and Anstey Morrismen and have taught dances for The Bunnies From Hell. I have led workshops at Chippenham Folk Festival, Folk East Festival, Barefoot Festival and Nottingham World Music Festival. I also ran classes in morris and folk dancing at Deda dance studios in Derby.

If you would like to have a fun workshop as a team building exercise for your company, to learn some dances for a particular event, or are interesting in forming your own dance group and need some help to get started, please do get in touch.

Phil running an outdoor workshop in morris dancing for beginners at Nottingham World Music Festival.

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Barn Dance and Ceilidh
I play percussion and tin whistle with The Bang On The Wall Band. I also work as a dance caller for barn dances and ceilidhs, usually with other bands, but sometimes with Bang On The Wall.
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Morris Dancing
I have been bagman, squire and foreman for Anstey Morrismen, and foreman for Sergeant Musgraves Dance. I also occasionally dance with The Bunnies From Hell. My first side though was, and still is The Hinckley Plough Bullockers.
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Dance Caller
I work as a dance caller for ceilidhs and barn dances, so if you are organising an event, whether it be a party to celebrate a birthday or wedding, a pta, church or village dance, a festival or corporate event, please do get in touch. I have recently moved from Nottingham to Somerset, so I mainly work in the East Midlands and the South West, but am available to travel anywhere in the country.
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Sergeant Musgraves Dance
Sergeant Musgraves Dance are a mixed Northwest Morris side based in Nottingham and Derby. We meet to practice at the scout hut on Hanley avenue in Bramcote. I was foreman (dance teacher and choreographer) for many years until recently moving away from the area. I hope to still be able to join the side to dance occasionally.
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Anstey Morris
Everards Brewery Anstey Morrismen meet for practice on a Wednesday evening every week from October until around the end of April (except over Christmas) at The Church Rooms in Anstey. 8-10pm then afterwards entire to The Old Hare and Hounds. Over the summer we dance out at a different pub every Wednesday, and also visit the occasional dance weekend, festivals and other events.
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The Bunnies From Hell
The Bunnies From Hell are easily recognisable from the attire of the dancers which is basically whatever each individual dancer chooses, but is limited in colour to black, grey, and of course, pink.
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Singing and Playing
I play percussion and tin whistle with The Bang On The Wall Band. I also play a little on the Anglo concertina. I enjoy singing traditional and not so traditional folk songs. I started, and still help to run The Poppy Folk Club in the Lady Bay Area of West Bridgford, Nottingham. I also attend a number of music sessions and other folk clubs, singarounds, etc.
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