The Cast - Members Resumés
Clare Simpson jumped straight in at the deep end, and began her dancing career with the Shropshire-based Appalachian team, Kickin' Alice. She was one of the founder members of Raise the Dust in 1992.
Lizzie Passmore originally danced with the prestigious Oyster Morris (based in Canterbury) before moving to Mid-Wales, when she joined Kickin' Alice. She too is a founder member of Raise the Dust.
Rosie Green joined Raise the Dust in 1995. Her singing adds another dimension to Raise the Dust's performances. With a voice ideally suited to Old time songs, Rosie pursues her own musical career as a solo performer and as a duo with Charlie Beresford. For further information visit their website Brightfield Productions , or email Rosie .
Alice Savery used to practice with us before she went off to university and we were delighted that she decided to join us as a performing member of the team. It's good to have her back.
Jude Scrogham came to a couple of our Autumn 2009 workshops and decided she'd like to join. She had dabbled with Westmorland and Lancashire Clog Dance in the past.
Pete Damsell not only provides superb fiddle and banjo accompaniment for our dancing but also plays English and French dance music with various bands including Kantref and Stray Away. He is vice chairman of the Montgomeryshire based Folk Arts Support charity TASC. For further information or bookings contact Pete or visit www.kantref.co.uk, http://strayawaydance.webs.com, www.tradartsupport.org.uk