Callers and Sessions

Callers booked so far...Victoria Yeomans, Lynne Render, Charlotte Rich-Griffin, Frances Oates

Watch this space for further details.


Victoria Yeomans

Having been a dancer all her life, Victoria has for many years also been a caller of considerable repute. She calls a varied repertoire from across the common genres from Playford to American contras. She enjoys teaching workshops and says "I am firmly of the view that we enjoy dancing more when we dance well and with the music." Dancers report that Victoria's calling is clear, concise and good humoured!

She has called at festivals and weekends including Morland, Southam, Casterton and Chippenham, as well as Lichfield in previous years.

Dancers will also be familiar with her from her band, Deo Volente, where she and husband Dave Yeomans delight audiences throughout the land with their sensitive interpretations of all types of social dance music. Victoria is an accomplished performer, both as flautist and caller, and indeed also as dancer! She has grown up in the folk world, and loves to take part in all its many aspects.

Look out for their book and double CD at Folk Sales - fantastic value!


Lynne Render 

Lynne has been dancing most of her life and calling for 30 years.

She is bsed in Loughborough but calls for dances, ceilidhs and workshops at clubs and festivals throughout the country.                                     

Her particular interest is American but she calls both American and English styles and is always on the lookout for good dances.  

She firmly believes that a clear explanation will enable less-experienced dancers to join in.

During Covid she began writing dances for people dancing at Zoom events. Although this is no substitute for live dancing
they were well-received and hopefully gave people enjoyment at the time.

Lynne enjoys dancing herself and still loves to watch Appalachian clogging although no longer joining in!



Charlotte Rich-Griffin


 Charlotte is a folk dance caller and musician based in the Midlands.


Frances Oates