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Sibby began calling in Hampshire, having become a popular figure on the local folk scene through his appearances at folk song clubs and his regular programmes on BBC Radio Solent. He was soon to be seen at many festivals, including Sidmouth.
Then he moved to Essex and work commitments led to a temporary retirement from folk dancing…until the Bursledon Village Band asked him to call at their 20th birthday celebration. The bug bit. Sibby returned to calling, and within a few years became just as busy as ever. Now his bookings send him all over the country and abroad. He has also returned to the festival circuit: Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Whitby, Chippenham, Eastbourne, Bideford and others.
For a while, he was also the Dance Teacher of the Leigh-on-Sea Caledonian Dancers https://youtu.be/lqBYe1CkGf4 .
From 2015 to 2018, Sibby ran CPRS (Castle Point Running Set) – a series of workshops for invited dancers https://youtu.be/gxgQ6GREun4 https://youtu.be/SMBiJT_dlpk
His repertoire ranges from barn dance through celidh to club level and advanced – including playford, contra, Scottish and originals. He has published 36 collections of dances and has over 15,000 notations in his database. His own dances are an eclectic mix of styles.
Sibby is also an accomplished ballroom dancer and has been awarded the gold medal and bar in both ballroom & latin-american categories by IDTA (International Dance Teachers’ Association) - equivalent to ISTD gold star. Anne & Sibby are also accomplished in modern sequence dancing.
Whatever the occasion, Sibby adds humour and originality to the favourite standards of the folk dance world.
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