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Tradition and Composition: Weeks 3 & 4 Resources
Tradition and Composition: Weeks 3 & 4 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...
   
Social Dance (3)
A slightly more formal occasion may have a predominance of the older period dances, such as those from the ‘Playford’ collection and other historical collections of dances. The dance might be called a Playford dance or Ball. These dances...
Southern English Step Dance (2)
Step dancing is most commonly found informally as part of a social event, including music, singing and dancing, such as in a pub session. Each dancer has their own style, without set routines, and will have a favourite type of tune, for example...
Northern English clog (2)
There are many similarities between regions, and there are also some differences that have been developed by particular dancers and families in particular regions. Teams now perform choreographed routines and solo dances. Stony Steppers...
Carnival morris
Th e huge variety of English fo lk dance styles reflect the constantly evolving nature of tradition. 19th and 20th century revival and ‘created’ traditions have now become traditional for many participants. Traditional processional dancing in the...
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...
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...
 
Other Dance traditions
Another unique dance is the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance from Staffordshire. This features the Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian. A carbon analysis discovered that the antlers used in the dance date...
Songs of May: using folk arts in inclusive settings
In 2019, EFDSS launched Inclusive Folk; a new seven-month pilot project developed to increase access to folk arts opportunities for disabled young people, their friends, family and carers. The project included Folk Unlimited , fortnightly...
   
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
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...
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...
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 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....
   

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