Kathryn and David - "The Wrights of Lichfield" in the title of one of Gary Roodman's dances - have been dancing together for over 50 years and calling as a duo for most of that time. They have run a popular series of dance workshops in Lichfield and have previously called at Casterton, Chippenham, Eastbourne, Lichfield, Morland, Sidmouth, Southam, Stonesfield and Whitby Festivals and weekend AADS courses in Belgium. They have published some their own researched and original dances in "Wrights' Humours" and "The Vesey Collection" and their dance "Freeford Gardens" seems to crop up in programmes all over the world. Kathryn and David’s tastes in social dance are wide, ranging from Playford to New England squares and contras, old and new, simple and complex. They enjoy the challenge of making a difficult dance accessible and also like to encourage the integration of good dance technique with dancers’ enjoyment of the dance figures.Apart from being actively involved with the Lichfield Folk Dance club, they are part of the small team running the Hampton-in-Arden monthly dance series. Kathryn and David have also been Tutors at the series of successful Stafford and Mercian Callers’ Forum sessions, leading workshops on a variety of topics and are keen to support new callers – and more experienced ones – in developing their skills.
|Sat 27th May 2023||15:45-17:15||Figuring It Out, Playford Style||Sports Hall||Albireo (Band)|
|Sat 27th May 2023||19:30-22:30||Playford Ball||Neeld||Albireo (Band), Shropshire Bedlams (Dance Spot), Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish (Dance Spot)|
|Sun 28th May 2023||09:30-11:00||A Tribute to Philippe Callens||Neeld||Dave Yeomans, Matt Norman & Marni Rachmiel (Band)|
|Sun 28th May 2023||14:00-15:30||Favourite Dances with the Festival Band||Neeld||Joshua and Benjamin Rowe, Ali Messer & David Ledsam (Band)|
|Mon 29th May 2023||09:30-11:00||Playford Classics||Sports Hall||Albireo (Band)|
|Mon 29th May 2023||15:45-17:15||Sum Dances||Neeld||Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer (Band)|
|Mon 29th May 2023||19:30-22:30||Farewell Dance||Town Hall||Dave Yeomans, Matt Norman & Marni Rachmiel (Band)|