SPECIAL EVENTS 2020 (added June 8, 2019)
The BOD NEW YEAR TEA DANCE will be held on Sunday January 19, 2020, with Callers David & Kathryn Wright.
The BOD 33rd ANNUAL DANCE will be held on Saturday March 28, 2020, with Caller Frances Richardson, and band Keeping Thyme.
For full details see the SPECIAL EVENTS page.
Programme Update, (added May 15, 2019)
Please note it has been necessary to change the programme for Wednesdays June 5 and 12.
June 5: Playford Evening, with live music.
June 12: Club Callers: New Callers and New Dances.
See Current Programme page.
Programme Update, (added April 4, 2019)
Details of the BOD programme from April to July 2019 have been added to the Current Programme page, where there is also a downloadable and printable version.
New BODCore Dances (added October 11, 2017)
A new set of Core Dances has been selected. Club Callers are asked to try to include at least one, ideally two, when calling and organising an evening’s programme. We hope that repeated calling of the dances will help new and inexperienced dancers become familiar with the formations and moves. Visiting Callers are welcome to call them too!
The new Core Dances are listed on the “Core Dances and Christmas Favourites” page, where there is also a downloadable and printable version.
New CD Player (added October 11, 2017)
The club has purchased a Numark NDX500 CD player. This allows the playback of CDs, and MP3 music files on USB stick drives, to be slowed down, or speeded up!, by up to 16% with no change to the pitch of the music. We hope it will help Callers when teaching dances with complex moves to new and inexperienced members. It is available for use now.
ELSIE McINTOSH (added April 13, 2017, and updated April 22, 2017)
It is with great sadness we report the death of Elsie McIntosh on Thursday April 13th, 2017. Elsie was a very good friend of BOD, who for many years called the New Year’s Eve Dance and at other club celebrations and evenings. The club sends its deepest condolences to her husband Colin and family.
PHOTOS FROM CLUB DANCES
To see photos of the following recent BOD events, go to the “Picture Gallery” page:-
BOD Christmas Party, 2016
BOD New Year Tea Dance, 2017, with Roy Garrington and Narrow Escape
BOD 30th Anniversary ANNUAL DANCE, 2017, with Geoff Cubitt and Kelly’s Eye
CHARLES BOLTON (added July 11, updated July 28, 2016)
It is with great regret we report that Charles Bolton passed away on July 10th, 2016.
Charles, with his partner Chris, joined Burton Overy Dancers when he moved to Market Harborough and we greatly enjoyed his company. Amongst the many wonderful dances he wrote was one, Pastures New, that he dedicated to the club.
Below is a link to the information about Charles, and his dances, on the CDSS web site in the USA:- Charles Bolton from the CDSS Web site
Charles’ funeral was attended by folk dancers and musicians from the Midlands area, and the wider UK, who gathered to celebrate the life and achievements of this remarkable man. A group of musicians from several of the bands that had worked with Charles played a selection of dance tunes that he had composed including The Dancing Years, Resolution, Cannock Chase, Fresh Fields, Serendipity, and The Elixir.