Brooke Friendly

Brooke Friendly has been folk and country dancing for more than 40 years. She was a founding member of The Heather and the Rose Country Dancers (H&R). She served as H&R's treasurer and secretary for seven years.

Brooke teaches at dance camps, balls, festivals, and workshops throughout North America, England, and Australia. She has co-led the weekly English and Scottish Country Dance in Ashland Oregon since 1982. She teaches dance classes the Southern Oregon University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and has taught an academic credit class at SOU. Brooke also calls contra dance, leads family dances, and teaches dance at local K-12 schools.

She and her husband Chris Sackett have published six volumes of country dance choreography (Impropriety I-VI) and CD of tunes for their books.

From 2014 to 2020 she served as secretary on the Board of Directors the Country Dance and Song Society.

For more information on Brooke's teaching, upcoming events, books, and CDs go to her website:

Selected upcoming and recent bookings:

2024 Callers Course for CDSS at Harmony of Song and Dance at Pinewoods Camp MA

UK 2023: Sidmouth Festival, Folk Dance Holiday at Halwsay Manor, Whitby Festival

Healdsburg CA: BACDS Fall Frolick Dance Weekend, Dec 2022

Sonoma CA: BACDS Hey Days English Dance and Music Week, June 2023

Online 2020-23: three 8-session caller courses - two for groups in Asheville NC, Pasadena CA, and one international; three 3-session caller courses for CDSS on teaching with global/positional strategies; 4-day caller course at Virtual Hey Days on teaching with global/positional strategies; a 3-session caller course for Scottish dance teachers in New York on teaching with global/positional strategies

Weekend Workshops for Callers: Asheville NC Oct 2022, Pasadena CA Nov 2022

Australia: National Folk Festival, Dance weekends in Tasmania and Cairns, April-May 2019

Program Director for BACDS Hey Days English Dance and Music Week, 2017-2019

Pinewoods Camp MA: CDSS English Week, August 2022; CDSS Harmony of Song and Dance Week, July 2019

Toronto ON: Toronto English Country Dance Assembly Dance Weekend, Sept-Oct 2022

Brasstown NC: John C Campbell Folk School English Dance Weekend, April/May 2022

England: a two-week calling tour which included Halsway Manor Contra Week, London Barn Dance, Playford Party Tea Dance in Alcester, and a day of workshops and evening dance in Coventry, October 2019

Silver Bay NY: Adirondack Dance Weekend, September 2019

Atlanta GA: Fandango English Dance Weekend, September 2018

England: Lichfield Folk Festival, June 2018

Becket MA: Lavendar Country and Folk Dancers Fall Dance Camp, October 2017

Seattle WA: Seattle Ball, February 2017

England: Morland and Southam Dance Weeks, August 2016

Monte Toyon CA: BACDS Family Week, July 2016

Coeur d'Alene ID: Lady of the Lake June Week, June 2016

Durham NC: Sun Assembly English Dance Weekend, March 2016

England: Chippenham Folk Festival, May 2016