Explore England's social folk dance heritage in fine detail.
Fortnightly classes for the connoisseur of English social folk dance. Explore social folk dance in depth in these focused classes designed to improve your dance technique and discover more complex and diverse repertoire.
Further your dance skills, increase your fitness and have fun!
The workshops are aimed at those who have gained a broad experience of English country dances and wish to improve their knowledge and skills.
This sociable class is open to everyone over the age of 16 years - there's no need to bring a partner.
A mix of basic dances to enable the focus to be on dance technique and quality, along with more complex dances which will aim to challenge and extend the range of figures and repertoire known.
During the first term participants will discover intricacies and unusual twists in some of the more unique English country dances.
Autumn term: 24 Sept | 8, 22 Oct | 12, 26 Nov | 10 Dec 2018 (6 sessions)
The course will run on a termly basis. Participants are required to book for a full term to allow development and progression.
Term fee: £60 | £48 concessions (advance booking required)
The dances are led by tutor and caller Mary Panton.
Mary Panton, proud owner of an EFDSS Jubilee medal, is well known as a caller of English ceilidhs. She draws from many styles such as English Country Dance, English and Scottish Ceilidh, Pat Shaw Dances, Reeling and Contra. Over the past 40 years Mary has called across the UK with some of the best dance bands in the country.
Mary enjoys discovering new dances to teach and loves introducing folk dance to people who are new to it. She is known for her clear instruction and passion for eclectic dances. Her classes will revolve around the less familiar dances, focusing on the interesting twists the dances contain.
Classes will be accompanied by live music.
Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
Refunds: all courses are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by EFDSS.
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