I first came across the Dances in 1997, and my enthusiasm and involvement in them has grown steadily over the years. Early on I was struck by their power to open my heart, and beginning as a regular dancer at many events, especially dance camps, I began drumming for the Dances in about 2000. I then began playing guitar for the dances as well, to accompany my wife Jilani who started leading dances in 2005. I delight in playing music for the Dances, and this has led me to fall in love with them even more…so much so that in 2013 I took the step of becoming a mentored Dance leader and was certified in 2018. Currrently (during the pandemic) I lead Dances online at my home near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire; in other times I have led in person locally as well as at Dance Camps in England and France.