Brooke Friendly is known for her warm yet commanding personality, clear teaching, sense of whimsy, and focus on community. A dancer for more than 40 years, she teaches English country dance using global/positional language and strategies in a variety of settings including college academic credit and for older adults. Brooke has been on staff at week-long dance and music camps, weekends, festivals, and events throughout North America, England, and Australia. She has led numerous workshops for callers, including online courses, using a balance of engaging material, lively discussions, and interesting exercises. A dance choreographer, she, with her husband Chris Sackett, has published six books of dances (Impropriety Vols. 1-6) and produced seven CDs with the band Roguery.
Brooke loves to sing, especially rounds. She has facilitated informal song circles and organized pub sings in her local community. For several years, she was a member of a world music choir. During the pandemic, her primary outlet has been singing with her grandchild.