John started reeling in 2006 (an ambitious New Year's resolution, he says!) and rapidly became a loyal fan, thoroughly enjoying the varied mix of dancing, music, and social scene. He started 'calling' (teaching) three years later, relishing the challenge of converting rather nervous, slightly sceptical dancers into die-hard reeling enthusiasts, through his unique choice of dance, music and teaching. He describes the spectacle of everybody having so much fun as "the best bit of all, especially as reeling/ceilidh dancing can be enjoyed by all ages in so many different situations".
John has called at numerous dancing events throughout the south of England, anything from small scale village barn dance events to annual Caledonian parties at schools and private ceilidhs for birthdays and the like. Highlights have included working alongside some of the country's leading Scottish dance bands at the larger reeling events in London, and he teaches regularly at London Reels in Pont Street, SW1.
John would be delighted to help deliver a fantastic evening of fun and enjoyment for whatever reeling event you might have in mind. Please have a look at his Testimonials page to see what he is able to offer.