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Cotswold morris (3)
Dances are usually performed with sticks, handkerchiefs, or clapping and in sets of six dancers. Or as a jig - a showpiece dance performed solo, or as a double jig for two or more dancers. You can see an example of a Single Jig by clicking on...
 
Cotswold morris (2)
Teams of dancers are usually called sides . Kit includes bells attached to pads of leather worn just below the knee, brightly coloured ribbons or rosettes, decorated hats and often baldrics - two crossed sashes worn across the chest. There is...
Cotswold morris
Cotswold morris, also known as South Midlands morris, comes from Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire – the areas which include the Cotswold hills. The same tunes and dances might be found in several neighbouring...
English Folk Dance Introduction
Beginners' Guide to English Folk Dance English folk dance encompasses a rich diversity of dance forms that have developed over many centuries in communities throughout England. These traditions are alive and thriving as part of a living...
   
Molly (2)
Traditionally, dancers would dress in their work clothes (often they were farm labourers), or others in their most unusual clothes or Sunday best. Modern teams wear a variety of costumes, from old fashioned country tweed and corduroy to brightly...
Disguise in morris dancing
Some morris dancing traditions, notably Molly and border, use face paint as part of their costume. A variety of colours and patterns are used on faces (and sometimes masks) to combine with their costumes and provide each dance sides with their own...
Ceilidh Band Project
The arrangements and dances in this resource were taken from Camden Music Service’s Wider Opportunities (First Access Instrumental) Ceilidh Project which has run over the past few years in association with the English Folk Dance and Song...
   
Swords and Stars: Rapper Dance for Primary Schools
Written by Lucy Huzzard and Bryony Griffith, with diagrams by Will Hampson. A resource for teachers and dance artists working with primary school age pupils. It includes written notes, audio files, and links to various YouTube clips. Rapper...
   
Using Folk Arts in Key Stage 1 - Bev and Ray Langton
Using Folk Arts in Key Stage 1: Street Cries, Green Men and Morris Dancing By Bev and Ray Langton This cross-curricular project took place at Allens Croft Primary School in Kings Heath, Birmingham. It brought together exploration of English...
 
I Love English Folk Dance
I Love English Folk Dance U.Dance 2012 Appetizer - Youth folk dance showcase performance Watch this short film of the Appetizer performance, called I love English folk dance! as it features brief interview clips with some of the enthusiastic...
 
Tradition and Composition: Ceilidh Dances
Tradition and Composition: Ceilidh Dances Ceilidh dances are social dances. Many of the dances do not dictate which foot to start on or exactly which steps to use, for example, skip steps or double steps can be used in the same dance, so dancers...
   
Tradition and Composition: Week 5 Resources
Tradition and Composition: Week 5 Resources All the film clips and audio recordings for this week are provided on the relevant tabs at the top of this panel. Additional resources for following weeks are provided on the relevant related panels at...
   
Tradition and Composition: Week 3 Resources
Tradition and Composition: Week 3 Resources All the film clips and audio recordings for this week are provided on the relevant tabs at the top of this panel. Additional resources for following weeks are provided on the relevant related panels at...
   
Tradition and Composition: Week 2 Resources
Tradition and Composition: Week 2 Resources All the film clips and audio recordings for this week are provided on the relevant tabs at the top of this panel. Additional resources for following weeks are provided on the relevant related panels at...
   
Tradition and Composition: Warm Ups
Tradition and Composition: Warm Ups These resources accompany the Safe Practice sheet on page 21 of the Tradition and Composition pack. The Film Clips and Audio recordings are available for free download from the tabs at the top of this panel....
   
Tradition and Composition: Week 1 Resources
Tradition and Composition: Week 1 Resources All the film clips and audio recordings for this week are provided on the relevant tabs at the top of this panel. Additional resources for following weeks are provided on the relevant related panels at...
   
Tradition and Composition: Unit of Work for Cotswold Morris Dance
Tradition and Composition: Unit of Work for Cotswold Morris Dance GCSE Dance (or similar dance courses) Ref: AQA Dance Spec 4230 from June 2014 A resource for teachers and dance artists working with dance courses at Key Stage 4 and above. It...
 
Using Folk Song and Dance in Primary Schools by Liam Robinson
Using Folk Song and Dance in Primary Schools by Liam Robinson In this pack you will find examples of traditional folk songs, dances and music suitable for use in the primary classroom, along with examples of how they have been used to develop...
   
Using Folk Music to Enhance Inclusive Learning
Using Folk Music to Enhance Inclusive Learning This pack details how Wren Music worked in Pathfield School, a special school for children aged 3 – 19 years with severe, profound and complex needs including autism. The pack describes the...
     
Contemporary Folk Dance Fusion
Contemporary Folk Dance Fusion By Kerry Fletcher, Katie Howson and Paul Scourfield This resource is for dance teachers and dance artists working with students studying dance in secondary school. It is based on a project with KS5 A level...
     

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