Welcome to the "Dancing Maggot"!


MABheadshot2023Hi and welcome to the Dancing Maggot. My original site (michaelbarraclough.com) has now been split into 2 sites. This site has everything to do with dance that was on the original site. The other site, Michael Barraclough's Website,  has everything to do with me, including: videos of me calling, where I am booked, what and where I have called, and all about my research. As you might expect, the menus on each site make it easy to hop between the sites!

Hopefully you will find this website both interesting and useful. It contains instructions for nearly 1000 English Country/Contra Dances. This includes the 120+ dances I have written together with my interpretations of dances originally published in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

I hope that you enjoy these new sites, both powered by the Joomla 4, an open source content management system. Using Joomla makes it much easier to add new material to the site and I hope that you will visit the site frequently to see what is new. My monthly newsletter gives details of where you can see me calling together with news about new features on both my websites. You can sign-up at the bottom of your screen. You can also contact me via the contact form if you have any queries or comments.

Michael Barraclough