Charles Bolton Biography

Charles Bolton Biography

Charles Bolton
Charles Bolton

Charles Bolton was born in 1928 in the North East of England. His first contact with folk dance was at school but later, when living in London, he and his first wife joined the Harrow Folk Dance Club. He soon realized that he enjoyed calling as well as dancing, and eventually became interested in composing his own dances, which he tried out at the club.

 His first dance, Dr. Vincent’s Delight (1983) has proved to be one of his most successful dances. Over the years, he has composed a large and varied miscellany of original dances and tunes.

 In addition, he has researched nearly 100 dances from the 17th and 18th centuries, with the object of making these “Retreads” more accessible to dancers of the present day.