Customer's Comments

John Turner - Folk Dance Caller.

Some recent comments from my 'community dance event' customers:

'Thank you for a dynamic & so enjoyable evening. You did wonders with us. We loved the dances you chose... ' - Rosie (Salisbury FDC).
'We want to thank you for enabling our anniversary barn dance to be such a success. It was a bit of a risk, not like the parish barn dance where people come because they want to dance, knowing that the ages ranged from 3 to 88 years. However your gentle cajouling persuaded all those capable of dancing to have a go, even my nephew & 15 year old step-grandson! (much to their parent's amazement).
Thank you also for being so patient & kind to our grandchildren who had been so looking forward to the evening and who all loved every moment of it...
So we have the three of you
(Pete & Sue Hall provided the music) to thank for making it such an enjoyable evening, when we could enjoy being with many friends from the various eras of our lives.
What also helped the evening to run smoothly was your flexibility as to what happened when!
We have heard lots of appreciative comments from our guests regarding your skills as a 'caller'.
With many thanks & best wishes.'
- Ann & Geoff Burr (& our grandchildren !!)
'We always enjoy the evenings when you call for us at Eastleigh Folk Dance Club, but yesterday you really excelled yourself.
The choice of dances & the way in which you called them was exactly what we wanted.
The newcomers & children were very happy that everything was fully explained & individual help was given to them when necessary. The rest of us appreciated the points of technique which you included. Yet the fun element was always present. Thank you very much.'
- Joy Simmons (Eastleigh Folk Dance Club).
'Many thanks for making our barn dance such a great success on 23rd April. Clive & I thoroughly enjoyed it and we've had so many appreciative comments from our friends for both your 'calling' and the band's music (Spike Island Band provided the music). After a hectic few days I'm so glad everything turned out so well. Thanks again.' - Catherine & Clive Chatters
'Many thanks for the terrific job that you did for us at Weymouth Folk Festival. You worked everybody very hard and we all enjoyed it.
I got lots of very good feedback on Sunday Morning and people who were there thought it a great success.
Hope we can repeat it sometime.'
- Pete (Dancing Ledge Ceilidh Band)
'Thank you for providing such an excellent band for our wedding. Everyone we have spoken to has said what a great time they had dancing, and Belinda & I both agree you & your group of musicians really made the evening. For future events we will certainly call you. All the best. ' - Belinda & David.
'Many thanks for a splendid evening's dancing last Tuesday. The extra teaching about style & etiquette was particularly welcome - we hope you'll give us more soon!. Thank you again.' - Salisbury Folk Dance Club.
'Thank you so much for so generously providing us with such a lovely and memorable evening. You are so skilled at running such an event so that it is great fun for everyone - and the programme was so well judged. Our little granddaughter had a wonderful time, & we've had various messages from other people saying how much they enjoyed it. So a huge "Thank you". ' - Gareth & Joanna.
'Thank you so much for being our Guest Caller on June 6th with 'Bag O'Tricks'. You always make the evening great fun & we loved your dances. All good wishes to you both. ' - Rosie, Salisbury Folk Dance Club.
'Thank you for organising such a wonderful evening. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.' - Elaine

And some recent comments from our 'dancing holiday' customers:

'The caller for the 2008 dance week will again be John Turner who provided a truly excellent week of dance for us here in 2007. He was recommended by many who had been to previous dance weeks as an individual who would be very suited to the nature of this dance week in France. He certainly made the week extremely enjoyable with his bright, easy going style, his laughter, his fun dances and his wonderful ability to be able to cater well for a range of dancing abilities, including for those who had little experience. They (the local french dancers who attended the last evening's dance) can't wait for the big dance again on the final Saturday of our dance week - last year they all thought it was fantastic' - Angela & Bob Pane (Organisers of Les Ripettes Folk Dance Holiday, Nr Macon, France, Sept 2007).
Just to say many thanks for the dance list from “Les Ripettes”, it arrived this morning and also to say what a great week it was. - Margaret & Jo. (Les Ripettes Folk Dance Holiday, Nr Macon, France, Sept 2007).
Thank you for the wonderful week you gave us at Les Ripettes, it was super and will long be remembered. - Sheila & Wilf. (Les Ripettes Folk Dance Holiday, Nr Macon, France, Sept 2007).
'Thanks for another of your fantastic dance experiences! And... I really enjoyed Halsway Manor' - Meryl Austin. (Spring Contra Weekend, Halsway Manor, April 2007).
Well after an amazing weekend playing at Halsway, with John Turner’s easy going approach to dance workshops and contra, I’m a bit fired up about doing more. - Gareth Kiddier, English Contra Dance Band. (Spring Contra Weekend, Halsway Manor, April 2007).
'Thanks for an amazing weekend - what fun to dance!!!' - Sue Rivett. (Spring Contra Weekend, Halsway Manor, April 2007).
'Thank you both so much for a really super weekend. Everything was perfect: hotel, food. dancing, musicians, hostess & of course the callers! Brian really enjoyed his "Morris". It was lovely to see him dancing again after .... years. So glad we could come to your weekend - it was lovely. What a lot of talented people there are! ' - Brian & Christine Hodgson. (Bournemouth 2007)
'Thank you both for the excellent dance weekend we have just enjoyed with you at the Hotel Piccadilly.
Your careful planning and attention to detail resulted in a perfect weekend ~ we did not feel we needed to complete the questionnaire as we had no suggestions for improvements!
We enjoyed the accommodation, the delicious meals, the programme of dances, the company of our fellow dancers and the relaxed yet fun atmosphere of the whole weekend.
Well done! We look forward to future weekends. Best Wishes.'
- Mary & Mick Humm. (Bournemouth 2007)
'Thank you for making our holiday very enjoyable. We've not laughed or danced so much for some time. See you in January.' - Elizabeth & David. (HF customers, 2007)
'Thank you for a very enjoyable week at Selworthy. The dancing & company were lovely.
Please put me on your mailing list. With kind regards.'
- Doreen McAlinden. (HF customer, 2007)

      For even more comments from our Dancing Holiday guests check our 'HF' Dancing Holidays.

      For lots more comments from our dance weekend customers see 'Previous Light-hearted Weekends' below.

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