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Morris Dance Class

Interested in finding out about morris dancing?

Why not try out our Tuesday evening Morris class, a fun and relaxed way to discover one of folk dance’s richest traditions.

 

Who is it for?

The class is mixed ability, with no previous experience necessary! The classes are structured to allow beginners to both learn at their own pace but also practice with more experienced morris dancers. Already a seasoned morris dancer? There is also a separate advanced class in which you can hone your skills.

 

What can I learn?

Morris dance is an energetic, buoyant form of English folk dance performed to lively music in groups or 'sides'. There are many diverse traditions across the country - this class is based on the popular Cotswold tradition in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks.

 

When does it take place?

Summer term 2016
Tuesdays 3 May - 12 July

Autumn term 2016
Tuesdays 6 September - 13 December

Spring term 2017
Tuesdays 3 January - 25 April

Summer term 2017
Tuesdays 2 May - 11 July

Beginners: 6.30 - 8pm
Improvers and advanced: 7 - 9pm

Please note: these classes are designed to overlap. This allows beginners to be taught on their own first, and then learn from more experienced dancers in a mixed session from 7 - 8pm.

Tickets £5 | £4 concessions
Just turn up at the beginning of the class - no booking required.

 

Who teaches the class

The figures and dances are taught by John Russell, a Gentleman of the Beaux of London City Morris, who's been leading the class enthusiastically for nearly twenty-five years.

Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)

For more information contact:
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Discover more

Interested in discovering more aspects of traditional English folk dance? Why not try out our English Country Dancing class?

 

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