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Waltz A workshop in waltz from the basics. This class will explore a
variety of waltz patterns and techniques including honkey-tonk waltz and
cross-step waltz. Particular emphasis will be on partnering skills, good
leading and following. All levels welcome. Leather or suede soles
helpful. All levels welcome.
Callers Forum Each day we will focus on a different aspect of the art of calling, including a review of basic principles, nonverbal communication, appropriate terminology and delivery, writing your own dance notes, and dealing with problems. Each day will also include opportunities for practice calling and constructive critiques.
ECD: Pleasures of Terpsichore—Dancing with Style Forget about the patterns, the geometry, the dances and let¹s look at
English country dancing from a dancing point of view. Be ready to try things
in a way you may never have before and, encouraged by the Greek muse of the
dance, delight in its beauty. A class that will build from day to day and
will focus on the stylistic and technical elements of dancing.
Border Morris is an exciting, vigorous dance form that mainly requires stamina, plus a degree of bravery in order to comfortably dance across the set from another person wielding a very large stick. With little in the way of written history, border is free to experiment and interpret within the framework of tradition, and many extraordinary dances have been written in the past few decades. Well begin with some of the old traditional dances, then move on to some of the best of the modern dances.
Cotswold Morris Morris dances are folk dances from the British Isles
that have traditions both old and new. To some people, the dances are
considered to be “ritual” dances with connection to early ceremonies. To
most modern morris dancers, the dances are a fun way to bring exercise,
and community together with music. This class will focus on Bledington
stick dances from the Cotswold region of England. We will focus on making
a set feel like a team through connecting and awareness but most of all
having a good time! All levels welcome! Bring bells if you¹ve got them!
Bring sneakers to dance in.
ECD: Survey of 20th Century ECD From Cecil Sharp, through the era of Pat Shaw, to modern composers
like Gary Roodman, Colin Hume, Fried Herman and more, this class will
cover the dance repertoire from the earliest days of the 20th century
revival up to the present, including some historical and modern set
dances, plus historical background of the people who created the
ECD: Forgotten Treasures: 17th/18th Centuries A varied selection from dances published between 1650 and 1800, none of them
belonging to the programme of old classics. Chosen for their interesting
patterns and great tunes, you will have a chance to learn dances
reconstructed by people such as Pat Shaw, Tom Cook, Andrew Shaw and Philippe
Cotswold Morris Jigs are dances performed by from one to three dancers, emphasizing solo abilities and strengths with a fun, competitive feel. Experienced morris dancers, and other enthusiastic, confident dancers, will learn a range of jigs and jig styles—perfect for providing variety and rounding out a team’s repertoire, for stretching ones own ability and experience, and for increasing the opportunities for dance.
Art Is Happening Create unique stationery: greeting, gift and post cards. Design and, using a printing press, print a small edition; play with paper marbling techniques (punctuated by a few oohs and ahs); and, sketch one-of-a-kind "wish you were here" postcards en plein air.
ECD: Brad's Favorites This workshop is about the joy of dance, moving to music and dance
patterns that are generally well known and loved (or should be!). The
focus will be on modern compositions, along with a few classics for
variety. Think less, dance more, and enjoy the favorites. Suggestions
are always welcome.
Alive Again! Bringing New Life to Old English Dances This class will look at the reconstruction of country dances, both English
and continental European, from the 17th and 18th centuries. Philippe will
share his research and techniques for making old dances come alive. Each day
we will have a look at a dance from a different period using the original
notation. This is a mostly sit down, talk, discuss, and try out class.