JD & Folk
JD & Folk are a collaboration of musicians and dancers working predominantly in fusing English and American styles both contemporary and traditional. They have been performing and teaching nationwide for 10 years now and have honed an act based on fantastic music, precision dancing and humourous, inclusive routines. They have danced to great acclaim at Sidmouth, Towersey, Shrewsbury and Cheltenham with repeat appearances at each.
Jake and Dan both learnt Appalachian dancing from Ira Bernstein and Sue Coe, particularly the improvised element of Appalachian flatfooting and have performed and taught this style to great reception from audiences around the country. When performing though their style takes on influences from Clog, Tap, French-Canadian and whatever their own imaginations throw up at the time. Over the past few years they have been lucky enough to build up a list of fantastic musicians and guest dancers allowing them to adapt to all situations thrown at them at festivals and to come up with fresh and fun ideas at short notice. They run relaxed, inclusive and fun workshops for beginners and experts in their own inimitable style. If you’re their make sure you’re wearing hard soled shoes, trainers won’t work!