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.
WEB Pages Update (added August 18, 2017)
The web pages have been updated with the following:-
The weekly Dancing programme for September 2017 to January 2018. (see Current Programme page)
Details of future BOD Special Events – Autumn Barn Dance, New Year Tea Dance, 31st Annual Dance. (see Special Events page)
Photos from the “Summer Country Walk and Fish N’ Chips Supper“, held on July 5. see (Picture Gallery page)
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.
Elsie’s funeral service will be on Monday May 8th, at 2.45pm in the Serenity Chapel of Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3GJ, and afterwards at New Stapleford Community Centre, Washington Drive, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 8PY.
AN EVENING OF PLAYFORD ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES with live music
On Wednesday, April 26, the club will be holding an evening of Playford-style English country dances. The Caller will be Jeannie Byron accompanied by Jennifer Hawley playing keyboard.
Members attending are invited to wear Playford/period costume or smart evening wear.
(added, April 6, 2017)
MAYPOLE DANCING, 2017.
Information about the dates and venues of public participation Maypole dancing events around Leicestershire and Rutland has been added to the “WHAT’S ON ELSEWHERE” page; go there to access a downloadable and printable version. (added 31 March, 2017)
Details of the BOD dancing programme for April to June 2017 have been added to the “CURRENT PROGRAMME” page, where you can also find a downloadable and printable copy. (added March 28, 2017)
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
BOD DEMONSTRATION, CHRISTMAS 2016 (added December 12, 2016)
On Saturday December 10, 2016, Leicestershire & Rutland EFDSS District Committee held its annual “Christmas Mix” dance in Countesthorpe village hall. A team from Burton Overy Dancers performed a demonstration of two dances – Rosa Centifolia and Timoleigh Triangle.
Click on the link to see photos from the demonstration:- burton-overy-dancers-demonstration
BURTON OVERY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2016 (added December 8, 2016)
As is customary, Burton Overy Dancers entered a decorated tree in the 2016 Burton Overy Christmas Tree Festival, under the title “In the Fields in Frost and Snow” .
This year there were over 50 trees on display in the church. The BOD tree was decorated by Heather, her daughter Alisoun, and Carole.
Click on the link for a description and photos of the tree:- the-bod-christmas-tree-2016
CHARLES BOLTON (added July 11, updated July 28, 2016)
It is with great regret we report that Charles Bolton passed away on July 10th.
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 cub.
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
We send our deepest condolences to Chris, and Charles’ family. He will be greatly missed by dancers worldwide.
Charles’ funeral was held on Monday July 25th at 3.00pm in the Edgar Newman Chapel, Kettering Crematorium, Kettering, followed by a reception at the Glebe Farm Tearoom, Kettering. It 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.