We run around
eight workshops between September and April. Most are on various forms
of dance e.g. Playford, Contras, Squares, Country dancing and anything
else that we think people might like. We have live music and excellent
callers. Most of the dancers are quite experienced, and if you are a newcomer
to folk dancing you will probably find it easier to try a ceilidh or a
dance club first, to learn the basics, but everyone is welcome, with a
partner or on their own. These are workshops, as against "a dance
night", by which we mean that the dances will be taught. We might
focus on improving some aspects or different styles or dancing in different
positions. We had one workshop a while back where the music changed part
way through the dance from a jig to a waltz and then a tango! From which
comment, you may be able to infer that these Sundays are meant to be enjoyable
and informal. Read
Below is a list of
our workshops for the 2019/2020 season. Much more information about the
winter/spring workshops will be included in the December/January edition
of 'Solent Waves'. A copy of the workshops flyer is available for download
here. Also see our Facebook
Pete & Sue Hall - 'Bolton and Roberts - Dances by
Charles Bolton and David roberts'
with Andrew Purkiss - 'A Medley of Contras in Minor Sets'
- a "Do Something Different" day! - 'Winter Songs and
Traditions'. For more information on this workshop download
a flyer here.
Wooders with Mrs Savage's Whim 'A Walk in the Fallibroome
Garden - Dances by Bernard Bentley'
Pete & Sue Hall - 'Both
sides of the Atlantic - Mainly English Country Dances from Choreographers
Outside of the UK'
Madding Crowd - West Gallery Music
Come to sing, play an instrument or just listen.
Booking required - email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01243 531497
with Andrew Purkiss - Shapeshifters - Dances with Unusual
Formations, Contra and English'
with Steve Hunt - 'Dancing is Music Made Visible - Focussing
on the Music's Central Role in Dancing'
17th May 2020
AGM. AGM starts at 4.00, dance starts at approx. 6.00 -
Pete and Sue Hall with caller TBA. Please note the changed
Stepping workshop led by Simon and Jo Harmer with JigFoot at Twyford.
workshop led by Madeleine Smith at Soberton. March 2014
workshop led by Mike Bailey of Madding Crowd. February 2014
And some of the comments
we have received about our workshops........
challenging but their dances were very interesting
|Very clear instructions
so it was easy to dance
which seemed to be enjoyed by everyone
|They are such
skilled musicians and make it so easy to fit the steps into their
music. Brilliant quality
|Great music made
you want to get up and dance
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