Past Callers’ Exchange

Callers’ Exchange is our new initiative to share tips and ideas for calling ECD/Playford and contra. During the COVID pandemic 2021 these were held as virtual sessions. If there is something that you would like to see on the list then please let us know.


Calling for Zoom

Date: 21 March 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Louise Siddons & Bernie Culkin will consider the Zoom experience from the perspective of the dancer and facilitate discussion about how to adapt our calling so that it provides a positive experience for both solo and couple dancers.

Dance Interpretation Workshop

Date: 20 March 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Colin Hume will introduce participants to the art of dance reconstruction. Participants will then be divided into small groups to work on interpretations of (mainly) unfamiliar dances. The is a participatory workshop and therefore limited to 12 people.

If you wish to attend, please email Judith stating where you dance and how much experience you have had of dance interpretation (no experience/some experience/quite a lot of experience). This information will be used to group participants appropriately, not as a basis for selection. Please include your email address and any alternative name you use on Zoom.

We are operating a sliding scale ticket price for this event. The price you pay is based on your circumstances.

Standard: £10

Pay more: £15

Pay less: £ 7

Have a Go!

Date: 13 March 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Louise Siddons & Bernie Culkin will host a new caller’s session called “Have a Go!” The aim of this workshop is to give callers the opportunity to try out something new in a supportive environment and receive feedback. You may want to try out a new call and get feedback on whether it works for both solo and dances couples.

Numbers will be especially limited for the “Have a Go!” session because we want you to have enough time to try your new thing and receive feedback. Priority will be given to callers who have attended the “Calling for Zoom” workshop and who have limited opportunities to call regularly via Zoom.

Calling for Zoom

Date: 27 February 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Louise Siddons & Bernie Culkin will consider the Zoom experience from the perspective of the dancer and facilitate discussion about how to adapt our calling so that it provides a positive experience for both solo and couple dancers.

The Caller’s Attitude – Part 2

Date: 6 February 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Bruce Hamilton will lead a follow up session providing an opportunity for callers to both reflect and plan for the future.

Positional Calling Workshop Part 2

Date: 16 January 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Led by Louise Siddons

Positional Calling Workshop Part 2

Date: 19 December 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Led by Louise Siddons.

The Caller’s Attitude

Date: 21 November 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Bruce Hamilton provides an opportunity for callers to both reflect and plan for the future.

Positional Calling for Contra

Date: 14 November 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Louise Siddons introduces positional calling, also known as global terminolgy, for Contra.

Positional Calling for ECD

Date: 17 October 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Callers' Exchange

Louise Siddons introduces positional calling, also known as global terminolgy, for ECD.