• Spring and summer 2014…

    We’ve been out and about this spring and summer with Street Dance the Maypole workshops, Pop Up Ceilidh Jams and occasional performances of our short shows. We’re also delighted to have been working with members of the brilliant Climax Ceilidh Band and, with our fabulous fiddle player and beatboxer, we now have a brand new band, The Ceilidh Jammers. They’ve been getting people up and dancing with our fabulously fun, folky, funky Ceilidh Jams! 

    Step Hop House - Borough Market (by Peter Brock)

    Step Hop House – Borough Market (by Peter Brock)

    Here’s where we’ve been…

    Sunday 6th April 2014

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Opening, Stratford, London

    We had a great day running Street Dance the Maypole workshops at the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. 



    Monday 21st April 2014

    Feast of St George, Trafalgar Square, London

    We performed our short show to wonderful crowds as part of the amazing Feast of St George.



    Wednesday 23rd April 2014

    St Georges Day Celebrations, Swindon Town Centre, Wiltshire

    We had 150 school children at our Street Dance the Maypole workshops and performed our short show in Swindon town centre as part of their wonderful St Georges Day celebrations – Giant St George was there too!


    Friday 25th April 2014

    Bites Remix: The Albany, Deptford, London

    We were delighted to be asked to perform a short extract from our show and host a Ceilidh Jam social dance for all to join in with. Our first collaboration with the fabulous Climax Ceilidh Band and incredible sound artist Randolph Matthews – great night!





    Sunday 27th April 2014

    St Georges Day Celebrations Borough Market, London Bridge, London

    Continuing to celebrate St Georges Day, we joined the Catalans with our own short Folk Dance Remixed show, for a day of sharing our patron Saint George, music, dance and delicious food!



    Sunday 6th July 

    Regent’s Street Festival, London

    We were there with the Big Dance Bus for an afternoon of Street Dance the Maypole workshops, Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups and our short show – the city was buzzing!


    Friday 11th July 

    Camden Lock Live Festival, Camden, London

    Street Dance the Maypole workshop and Ceilidh Jam with FDR & Climax Ceilidh band – the place was jumping!


    Sunday 20th July 

    Milton Keynes Fringe Festival

    Street Dance the Maypole workshop, our short show and a full-on evening Ceilidh Jam with FDR and Climax Ceilidh Band in the beautiful Chrysalis Theatre – it was a blast!



    Thursday 24th July

    Glasgow Green Commonwealth Games Festival 

    We headed North for another a morning Street Dance the Maypole and afternoon performance of our short show. We were delighted to be part of this amazing festival!


    Friday 25th July 

    Brent Celebrates: a world of Dance, Wembley, London

    We topped the bill for this evening’s show – it was full of wonders!


    7th – 10th August 

    Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

    Street dance the Maypole workshops and Pop Up Ceilidh Jams with some great people, young and old, all joined in at this fabulous festival!



    Sunday 7th September

    Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, London

    We hosted workshops by the Cutty Sark and Ceilidh Jam at the bandstand… with Climax Ceilidh band and the amazing beatboxer, Grace Savage! The Tall Ships were a wondrous sight too! 



    Saturday 20th September

    Mimbre Circus Central Festival, Hackney, London

    We were delighted to be invited back to Mimbre’s fabulous Circus Central Festival! We performed our shortest show, Keeping it Real with the 5 Hand Reel, and got the audience up with a Street Dance the Maypole workshop and Ceilidh Jam – much fun!



    Saturday 27th September

    City Diversions Festival, Chelmsford, Essex

    Our maypole was centre stage right in the city centre! Working again with the fabulous Climax Ceilidh Band, we ran Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups in the day and a Ceilidh Jam early evening as part of the grand Finale… brilliant day!



  • Folk Dance Remixed in Devon Life magazine

    We’re delighted to have our photograph in the Devon Life magazine!

    The feature is about Sidmouth Folk Week’s 60th birthday – Happy Birthday Sidmouth!

    It’s a fabulous festival so get down there next year for their 61st!

  • 28th September : Olympic Park 2013

    We were booked by Continental Drifts to be part of their Folk Day at the newly opened Olympic Park. We hosted two Street Dance the Maypole workshops and two Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups. We have been invited by Continental Drifts to be a part of their Global Local scheme in 2014, where they link festivals with new and groundbreaking companies and artists.

    Maypole at Olympic Park (by Quentin Fletcher)
  • 22nd September : Folk Dance Remixed host their own night at Cecil Sharp House

    It was a night of fun and frolics set in the beautiful Cecil Sharp House—the heart of English folk song and dance. The Company presented Step Hop House and a chance for all to dance with a Street Dance the Maypole workshop and our second Ceilidh Jam Session—a funked up social dance for all—it was a big hit!

    Step Hop House at Cecil Sharp House (by Irven Lewis)

    Step Hop House at Cecil Sharp House (by Irven Lewis)


    “Great show and lovely people – so much joyful dancing, colour and fun. Rich and funny choreography beautifully executed to great music – loved Jo’s spoons. Masterful work-shopping and ceilidh leading too.”

    Phillipa Nowell, Plumber, Nia Teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist

  • 12th & 13th September : East London Dance: 25 years and counting…

    Step Hop House at night (by Moira Sinclair)

    Step Hop House at night (by Moira Sinclair)

    Step Hop House was part of an extraordinary anniversary show at Stratford Circus. We performed outside in Theatre Square on the 12th in the theatre at Stratford Circus on the 13th Ceilidh Jam Pop Up performances and workshops in and outside the foyer and after the show we hosted our first ever Ceilidh Jam which was a huge success!

    “I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the show last night—a great mix of dance styles blended into a cohesive performance full of energy, skill and a real sense of joy! Lovely costumes and colourful props created a terrific environment in which to perform.”

    Barry Goodman, President, The Morris Federation

    Step Hop House at East London Dance (by Irven Lewis)

    Step Hop House at East London Dance (by Irven Lewis)

  • 7th & 8th September : Stratford Rising Festival

    We hosted Street Dance the Maypole workshops and Ceilidh Jam Pop Ups on the 7th show Step Hop House plus workshops on the 8th of Stratford Rising Festival. A festival that created a giant playground encouraging children to use their imaginations and play!

    “It’s a brilliant show for the whole family…with something for everyone. It’s like a colourful blast of music, dance, history, Diaspora and the relationship and mix between them all!”

    Bim Wagner, accountant and mum

  • 7th September : Mimbre Circus Central Festival

    We were delighted to be part of Mimbre’s first ever festival at Hackney’s Narrow Way, we joined the festival with two Street Dance the Maypole workshops that went down a storm.

    Mimbre Circus Festival (by KOS)
  • 6th September : London Bridge Live Arts Outdoor Dance programme

    After being selected through Ideas Tap we planned on presenting excerpts from Step Hop House, Pop Up performances and Street Dance the Maypole Workshops at Potter’s Fields Park but got rained out!

  • 23rd August : Brick Box, Canning Town Flyover

    We were under the A13 flyover with our Street Dance the Maypole workshops. One of our most successful workshops ever! Reason being, it was made up of such a diverse crowd…adults, families, homeless people and some had a few drinks before so inhibitions were gone and people really let go and danced their hearts out!

  • 6th August : Sidmouth Folk Week

    Folk Dance Remixed were delighted to be part of the famous and fantastic Sidmouth Folk Week. We presented Step Hop House at the Children’s Festival in Blackmore Gardens, along with a Street Dance the Maypole workshop and performed an early evening show at the Bulverton. It all went down brilliantly with the audiences… and the Spooky Men’s Chorale!

    “We were delighted with all of the acts who performed, and took part,across the Children’s Festival but your performance in Blackmore Gardens was a real highlight!”

    Bev Langton, Director of the Children’s Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week

    Sidmouth Folk Week (by Frances Watt)