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9/08/2016

Ketton Showtime 2016-17 Programme

Mainly first or second Friday of the month from October to June

Northwick Arms Hall, High Street, Ketton PE9 3TA

8 pm. Doors open 7.30

£10 on the door or tickets in advance from Adam Cade 01780 720521
Pre-show meals 017870 720 238

Friday October 7th - Femme Fatale - Songs for Scarlet Women

A great night of jazz and blues old and new celebrating the Femme Fatale.

The Femme Fatale, from Cleopatra and Mata Hari to the Sirens and Salome, is gloriously celebrated in all its feisty glory. Sarah Moule's cool voice and Simon Wallace's immaculate piano bring life to a 1950s New York late-night club jazz set of Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan and others. In this highly original show the British singer takes a look at her favourite 'bad girls' and finds there's more to them than meets the eye. The show includes much of the material from the latest CD, 'Songs From The Floating World' which garnered universal acclaim on its release.

A first-rate set (Sunday Times) Cool, elegant, immaculate (The Observer) Massive talent and perfect technique… Sarah Moule stands in the very top flight of UK vocalists (London Jazz)


Friday November 11th - Dipper and Malkin

Sculpting traditional music and song in new ways

Melding traditional song and dance tunes with new ideas, this inspiring duo create beautifully honed new works steeped in the folk tradition. It is clear that John Dipper (viola d’amore) and Dave Malkin (guitar) are two highly talented musicians who create beautiful music that is both moving and thrilling. They currently hold a creative artist residency at Cecil Sharp House for the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Superb musicianship. One of the most inspired and inspiring duos I've heard in years. Mike Harding
There aren't many who can sculpt music and song in this way. Late Junction on BBC Radio 3



Friday December 2nd - The Roaring Twenties Jazz Band

The Jazz Age was a period in the 1920s in which jazz music and dance styles became popular in Britain. The band recreates this period with a great line up of vocals, piano, drums, bass, saxophone or clarinet and trumpet.
Their huge and eclectic repertoire ranges from Basin Street Blues and Begun the Beguine to Blue Suede Shoes and Bright Star Polka. There's always some space for a bit of ballroom and sequence dancing. So come along, dress in style and have a twenties ball.


Friday February 3rd 2017 - Whiskey Moon Face

A hugely original and sparklingly talented band

Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk trio based around double bass, accordion and clarinet, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. This is a beautifully realised and wonderfully entertaining sound. The husky voice of Louisa Jones perfectly presents her quirky songs and wonderful melodies while the jazzy clarinet and saxophone gives great style and thrill to the music. We are really pleased to be able to present this trio, especially as they are regularly touring around Europe.



Friday April 7th - Garance and the Mitachondries

Garance Louis. Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer and accordionist from Perpignan who finds a fresh and new way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries. Her band is a mixture of Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa, with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting. Garance has appeared in the bars and street corners of her adoptive London for 4 years, always surrounded by the most curiously talented musicians she can find.



Friday May 12th - Uppingham Jazz and Soul Band

Great vocalists, a rock rhythm section and a big brass sound!

This is big band jazz, blues and soul that certainly rocks and swings. As a local community band it is based at Uppingham Community College and has about forty members of all ages. The band's repertoire comes from the big band jazz of Count Basie & Duke Ellington; the classic soul of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder; the hit songs of the 1960s & 70s; the music of The Blues Brothers and The Commitments; and contemporary classics from artists such as Amy Winehouse & Daft Punk.



Friday June 2nd - Teyr

High craft and verve from this acclaimed new folk trio
Folk trio TEYR (‘3’ in the Cornish language) evolved out of the London session scene, combining their multiple instruments and voices in every innovative way they can muster. Heavily influenced by the great Irish, Scottish, English and Cornish musicians who've come before, they’ve honed their craft and thrived on weaving diverse threads together. James Gavin (guitar, fiddle), Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes, whistles) and Tommie Black-Roff (accordion) are three of London’s finest new breed of folk musician.

High-energy brilliance. Folk Radio UK
These chaps play like ancient souls in young, charismatic bodies. Outline Magazine




9/15/2014

Friday October 10th 2014 - She’Koyokh

Fri 10 October 2014  

She’Koyokh - From the Baltic to the Black Sea


8 pm        £10

In 19th century Eastern Europe, Jewish musicians travelled from town to town performing at weddings and other celebrations, meeting and playing with local musicians and sharing repertoire.
In the same vein London-based group She’Koyokh, Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan music band (Songlines), has spent the last decade exploring the rich and diverse folk music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The result is an expertly crafted, multi-lingual extravaganza reflecting band members’ origins and their travels from the Baltic to the Black Sea. 

Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard) and “among the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet” (The Australian), She'Koyokh's evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Gasteig in Munich and London’s Southbank Centre. As well as TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and World on 3, She’Koyokh has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, WOMAD and Cheltenham, and was nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012. Recently the band has have played support for Mahala Rai Banda at the London Jazz Cafe and collaborated with the Aurora Orchestra at LSO St Luke's.

She'Koyokh's members hail from the UK, USA, Serbia, Greece and Turkey, forging a unique sound that is traditional yet original. Their live shows are an expertly crafted, multi-lingual exploration from the Baltic to the Black Sea with songs in Yiddish, Russian, Greek, Ladino, Romany, Turkish and Kurdish with klezmer instrumentals and folk tunes from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
 
Stars of the UK klezmer scene - fRoots
Inspirational – The Guardian

3/31/2014

Friday April 25th - Bayou Seco

Friday 25 April
Bayou Seco

8 pm  £8
Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, otherwise known as Bayou Seco, have their roots deep in the south west of the United States, with its shifting populations of Native American, French, Mexican, Polish, German, Irish migrant adventurers, each with their own particular flavour to add to the rich musical sauce. Both play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays one and three row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and freted), harmonica, and mandolin.



Thursday June 5th - Estonian Dance - Kadri Laube and Marju Varblane

Thursday 5th June
Estonian Dance - Kadri Laube and Marju Varblane

8 pm £8
8-9 pm. dance workshop, and then a dance to 11 pm.
Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

Kadri and Marju are two of the foremost traditional dance musician in Estonia - playing fiddles, often in harmony, Estonian diatonic accordion, jew's harp and several other instruments. They come as part of their first UK tour to playing at the Southwell Folk Festival in Nottinghamshire. They are passionate about their own traditional dance music, and teaching other people about it. We're sure you've never done this dancing before, but we guarantee you'll enjoy every minute of it. The energetic couple, circle and longways dances are easy to learn and there will be several teachers at the workshop before the dance. As the most northerly country of the Baltic States it was formerly part of the Soviet Union but it now firmly part of the European Union – a great country to learn more about it's revived musical tradition and culture. If you want to play some tunes after the dance and have some tea and cake, bring instruments along for a late night session.


Friday April 4th - Rheingans Sisters

Friday April 4th 2014
Rheingans Sisters

8 pm £8
Now at Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

The Rheingans sisters, Rowan and Anna, have been playing Swedish dance music and singing together for many years -two fiddles, two voices with banjo, cello, bansitar and concertina. Rowan is a member of the eclectic, harmony-singing folk trio Lady Maiserie. Anna is now living in the south of France and attending a course in Occitan music at the University of Toulouse. So they will be playing for both French and Swedish dances, as well as playing and singing traditional and contemporary folk music from across Scandinavia, Britain and America. This will be partly concert, partly dance so come along either to dance or just listen.
www.rowanrheingans.co.uk


9/01/2013

Saturday September 28th - The Magic of Rajasthan with The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton
8 pm     £8
Indian Chai, nibbles and raffle at half time

With elaborate rhythms and virtuoso improvisations this spectacular group of authentic Rajastanhi gypsies present a wild repertoire, from traditional Indian classics to popular Bollywood movies hits. 

 

Hailing from a long family lineage of musicians and sharing his life between Jaipur and Paris, Hameed Khan Kawa has known the sound of the brass band since his birth. Exposed to different musical styles – jazz, Western traditional music, Indian music – Hameed developed the idea of creating a brass band of his own to present the fantastic sound of the Indian Brass Band.

He selected the most talented musicians from the best local bands of Rajasthan, with a repertoire blending popular themes from Bollywood films, traditional music of Rajasthan with its distinctive Gypsy sound, and even a touch of Hindustani classical music to create a sound which is individual and unexpected.

A rousing musical extravaganza on recognisably Western instruments such as the clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, saxophone and tuba and an array of percussion. They come with a beautifully costumed Gypsy Sapera Kalbelya dancer and a genuine fakir, whose sabre swallowing, extreme juggling and stupendous balancing skills have to be seen to be believed.


Why not book a meal before the show at the Northwick Arms?

Advance Tickets: Adam Cade 01780 720 521
Ketton Showtime of touring performers,
supported by The Ketton White Bread Trust, Centre Stage, Rutland CC

8/27/2013

Saturday 14 December 2013 - Café Manouche - Hot gypsy jazz

Café Manouche - Hot gypsy jazz


Ketton Showtime of touring performances

Saturday 14 December 2013

8 pm

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

Booking: Adam Cade  01780 720 521   £8

Sweet accordion, fiery guitars, playing gypsy jazz 
the old fashioned way from dizzying waltzes to slick be-bop

Café Manouche is brought to you by three brothers from the Stamford area; Matt Kerry (guitar), Jonny Kerry (accordion, trumpet, vocals) and Christian Hamblin (double bass), joined by Arthur Tyers (guitar), occasional sultry vocals by Natalia Douglas and various other guests. The group play an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from the sounds of the swinging 1930’s and the Waltz-Musette of Parisian dance halls, to Latin Bossa Nova, traditional gypsy songs and the slick, up tempo sound of 1950’s Be-Bop. 

Café Manouche play in the distinct style of The Hot Club of France and are highly influenced by old players such as the Ferret family, Oscar Aleman, Tchan Tchou Vidal, as well as the more modern styles of Charlie Parker and George Benson. This accordion led band are quickly making a name for themselves and are notorious for playing their music with endless new passion, grace and a maturity that is often lost in this style today.

Come and prepare for the Christmas season and let Café Manouche transport you back in time. 

See their latest Youtube video and their website.




7/07/2013

Witchley Warren Festival

Sunday July 14th

From 1 - 6pm.

at The Northwick Arms, Ketton

Local bands palying folk, roots and jazz
Workshops on singing, drumming etc.
BBQ and local craft stalls

6/03/2013

New Programme for 2013/14

Advance notice of our new programme for 2013/14 including these three great shows.

These were three of the shows from a list of about 8 possible shows that we selected from Centre Stage - the East Midlands Rural Touring programme coordinated by Nottinghamshire County Council. About 60% of the cost of the shows is coming from the Arts Council, with a small contribution from Rutland County Council.

Saturday 28th September 2013
The Magic of Rajasthan, with the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band
http://www.accessallareas.info/artist_article/21/jaipur-kawa-brass-band-.htm



Friday 14th March 2014
Sheelanagig in concert
http://www.accessallareas.info/artist_article/18/sheelanagig.htm



Friday 25th April 2014
Bayou Seco in concert
http://www.accessallareas.info/artist_article/29/bayou-seco.htm



All at the Northwick Arms, Ketton. 8 pm, £8.

11/20/2012

Thurs 7 March 2013 - Gypsy Fiddle Feast & Dance, Tatcho Drom

Ketton Showtime of touring performances
supported by The Ketton White Bread Trust, Centre Stage, Rutland CC

Thurs 7 March 2013
8 pm

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

Booking: Adam Cade 01780 720 521 £8

Gypsy Fiddle Feast & Dance
Tatcho Drom

Gypsy Fiddle Feast is a powerful performance brimming with colour, excitement and charisma. Inspired by the ancient magic of Romany music, violin virtuoso, Gundula Gruen, has created an exuberant show in which the fire of Eastern European Gypsy music is brought to life with stirring musical arrangements. The show also features exhilarating dances from countries such as Hungary, Russia, Turkey and Macedonia, from tap and slap dance influences, exuberant skirt whirling to sensual moves from the East. Performed by Gundula’s ensemble Tatcho Drom the Fiddle Feast is the celebration of a new generation of Balkan Gypsy collaborations. Following the show’s UK debut at London’s Purcell Room, Tatcho Drom take a taste of this fabulous feast to venues across the UK.




 

Thurs 7 Feb 2013 - Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Ketton Showtime of touring performances
supported by The Ketton White Bread Trust, Centre Stage, Rutland CC


Thurs 7 February 2013
8 pm

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

Booking: Adam Cade 01780 720 521 £8

Oscar Wilde’s
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Murder is always a mistake: One should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner ... A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder! Adapted by Martin Harris of Rocket Theatre, this hilarious retelling of the classic story revels in the wit of Wilde, while borrowing (rather cheekily) from Wodehouse, to create a wicked black comedy that positively fizzes with fun. Join Lord Arthur and his valet for an evening of ludicrous indulgence. Dare you spend time in the company of Lord Savile? Rocket Theatre are an established award-winning company that tours to venues across the UK.

Martin Harris’ script, written for just two characters, has wisely kept many of Wilde’s unforgettable lines. The result is an hilariously funny black comedy … A cracking production of a witty play, which brings pace and energy to the piece – What’s On Stage



 

Fri 23 Nov - Two ghost stories by M R James

Ketton Showtime of touring performances
supported by The Ketton White Bread Trust, Centre Stage, Rutland CC

Fri 23 November 2012
8 pm

Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA

Two ghost stories by M R James
- Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad
- The Ash Tree


Nunkie Theatre Company
Performed by R M Lloyd Parry

Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality”.
The Times

M R James is acknowledged as the master of the English Ghost Story. He first performed his supernatural tales to friends at Christmas in King’s College, Cambridge. Now Nunkie Theatre Company have brought two of these unforgettable spine-chillers back to life.

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be James’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.


Booking: Adam Cade 01780 720 521 £8



5/03/2012

The new 2012/ 2013 Programme

Our new programme for September 2012 to May 2013 of 5 shows has just been confirmed, with funding from The Arts Council for England and Rutland County Council.

2012
Sat Sept 22 Buffalo Gals
   A six piece old-time string band with traditional southern US music and dancing.
Thurs Oct 11 Jamie Smith's Mabon Music
   A five piece band playing traditional celtic music.
Fri Nov 23 Nunkie Theatre Company
   Oh, Whistle … Two Ghost Stories by M R James. Storyteling for the dark nights.
2013
Thurs Feb 7 Rocket Theatre
   Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. A gripping tale of honour and murder.
Thurs Mar 7 Tatcho Drom
   Gypsy Fiddle Feast & Dance. A taste of E European gypsy music and dance.

See the choice on www.centrestagetouring.co.uk

Sat 22 September 2012

Buffalo Gals MUSIC
In Concert

Champion Maryland fiddler Kate Lissauer leads this six piece old-time string band, which, in keeping with its age-old tradition, travels the rural countryside bringing music and fun wherever it goes. The music is derived from traditional roots music of the southern United States, from the wonderful and wacky repertoire of early string band recordings and the original writing of the band.

The ensemble of fiddle, banjo, guitar, ukulele, bass and ‘stepatune’ bring you lively and soulful tunes, delicious harmonies, flamboyant percussive step-dance and warm engaging humour to entertain and delight the entire community.

‘A feast of fiddle and banjo-led tunes and song in the high lonesome sound of the South Appalachian Mountains. Led by Kate Lissauer, a champion American fiddler and dynamic singer, they mix ballads, blues and spirituals with soaring harmonies and dazzling displays of percussive step-dancing’ - The Word


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Thurs 11 October 2012
 
Jamie Smith’s Mabon Music
In Concert

The music of Jamie Smith’s Mabon is well described as original, Interceltic, world music. Composed by accordionist Jamie Smith, and performed by five highly accomplished musicians, it draws inspiration directly from the traditional folk music of the Celtic countries.

Featuring jigs and reels and dance related tunes such as French mazurka and Breton an dro, Mabon’s performances forge a range of forms and styles of Celtic music into something bold and new. Fresh from festivals at home and abroad, ‘the band will perform tunes and songs from their new album Windblown’ and from their award winning album, ‘Live at the Grand Pavilion’ which received widespread critical acclaim. Stand by for an evening of infectious, irresistible and life-affirming music!

‘A top band led by one hell of an accordion player and arranger’ – Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

‘Stunning – music of five-star quality’ – R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine


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Fri 23 November 2012
 
Nunkie Theatre Company STORYTELLING
Oh, Whistle … Two Ghost Stories by M R James

M R James is acknowledged as the master of the English Ghost Story. He first performed his supernatural tales to friends at Christmas in King’s College, Cambridge. Now Nunkie Theatre Company has brought two of these unforgettable spine-chillers back to life.

Oh, Whistle, And I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be James’ masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

‘Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality’ – The Times

‘Remarkable. Lloyd Parry is a natural storyteller, well able to hold, amuse and frighten his audience’ - The Stage

‘Riveting … wonderful, magical storytelling. A pleasing reminder that the spoken word can be as spine-chilling as anything in the cinema’ - The Daily Mail


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Thurs 7 February 2013
 
Rocket Theatre
Oscar Wilde’s ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’

Murder is always a mistake: One should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner ...
A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder! Adapted by Martin Harris of Rocket Theatre, this hilarious retelling of the classic story revels in the wit of Wilde, while borrowing (rather cheekily) from Wodehouse, to create a wicked black comedy that positively fizzes with fun.

Join Lord Arthur and his valet for an evening of ludicrous indulgence.
Dare you spend time in the company of Lord Savile?

Rocket Theatre are an established award-winning company that tours to venues across the UK.

‘Martin Harris’ script, written for just two characters, has wisely kept many of Wilde’s unforgettable lines. The result is an hilariously funny black comedy … A cracking production of a witty play, which brings pace and energy to the piece’ – What’s On Stage


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Thurs 7 March 2013

Tatcho Drom 
Gypsy Fiddle Feast & Dance

Gypsy Fiddle Feast is a powerful performance brimming with colour, excitement and charisma. Inspired by the ancient magic of Romany music, violin virtuoso, Gundula Gruen, has created an exuberant show in which the fire of Eastern European Gypsy music is brought to life with stirring musical arrangements. The show also features exhilarating dances from countries such as Hungary, Russia, Turkey and Macedonia, from tap and slap dance influences, exuberant skirt whirling to sensual moves from the East.

Performed by Gundula’s ensemble Tatcho Drom (True Journey) the Fiddle Feast is the celebration of a new generation of Balkan Gypsy collaborations. Following the show’s UK debut at London’s Purcell Room, Tatcho Drom take a taste of this fabulous feast to venues across the UK.




The Churchfitters In Concert


Thursday May 31st at 8 pm

This Brittany based group of musicians from England, Ireland and France have taken UK audiences by storm with their unique and energetic performances. With a fast-paced infectious show, these four dynamic performers unite rhythms of rock, pop and jazz with the universal appeal of traditional music.

The band features outstanding vocals and an astonishing array of instruments including fiddle, double bass, bouzouki, flute, saxophone, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, whistle and mandolin. A large dose of humour, a measure of eccentricity and an abiding sense of fun, complete The Churchfitters’ recipe for a truly entertaining experience.



Turned Out Nice Again!


Family show for children aged 3+

Saturday May 19th 2012 3 – 4 pm 

£10 for adult and child (£6 additional adult/ child)

Picnic before or tea party afterwards in the pub gardens.

Little Pixie Productions romped away with the ‘Best Show for Families Award’ at Buxton Festival Fringe 2010 with this new adventure featuring Granny Flo and Ruby as they head off to the seaside at Darley-on-Sea.

With Flo’s collection of old postcards, shells and fossils they are transported back to 1938 for a seaside extravaganza with dance, original songs, slapstick and candy floss!
Horace and Harold are two deck chair attendants who on a tea break, read the story of the unclaimed Darley Golden Trophy. As the story unfolds, they take on the characters of Granny and Ruby and remember Granny’s trips to the seaside in her youth and of discovering a mysterious cryptic postcard from 1938. Before long Granny and Ruby are acting out a trip to the seaside and embarking on the adventure promised in the postcard.

A gloriously charming family show.



Shoo Shoo Baby


Shoo Shoo Baby’s Christmas Party

Thursday 1st December 2011 8 to 10 pm 
£8

The effortlessly funny musical double act host an unashamedly sparkly Christmas celebration featuring fresh new arrangements of well-known songs such as Jingle Bells and A Winter Wonderland and tongue in cheek renditions of Santa Baby and I Want You for Christmas. There are also gorgeous unknown gems such as Angie The Christmas Tree Angel.
In true Shoo Shoo style, the audience gets plenty of opportunity to participate in the party and for those who just can’t stomach too much Christmas, some non-festive musical feasting awaits!
Shoo Shoo Baby and their pianist have a well-earned reputation for excellent singing and musicianship which has been popular with rural touring promoters and audiences.
The duo makes a welcome return to the scheme following their recent tour of A History of Cabaret

What sets Shoo Shoo Baby apart is their musical wit and superb harmony… Tight, clever and totally enjoyable” – The Scotsman



Water Tower Bucket Boys


The Water Tower Bucket Boys

Tuesday 13th September 2011 8 to 10 pm 
£8

After five years on the road, four albums under their belt and multiple international tours The Water Tower Bucket Boys have been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. They have performed on the BBC and shared the stage with the likes of Mumford & Sons.
Based in Portland, Oregon, these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast of America. Loosely based in the traditions of bluegrass, Cajun and country their sonic creations transcend all musical boundaries. With the lightning energy of their stage performances, authentic songs featuring tight 3 part harmonies and powerful instrumentals the band is a favourite amongst folk music connoisseurs throughout the US and Europe.

A terrific rip-roaring show, guaranteed to get your audiences up and dancing!