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English Country Dance Workshop

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2:00-5:00 pm
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Price at the door: $15

Internationally-known dancing master Bruce Hamilton leads an English Country Dance Workshop. Bruce will use simple or well-known dances to illustrate the teaching points, while the workshop setting allows attendees to focus directly on improving their dance technique and enjoyment of ECD. The workshop will be suitable for all levels of dancers except brand new beginners, so if you've only danced a few times check with Bruce before attending.

  • Beginning dancers will gain a solid grounding in the standard figures, fluid movement, and interaction with other dancers.
  • More experienced dancers will benefit from Bruce's guidance on accurate timing, awareness of the music and flow of the dance, and how to make the dance fun and joyful for the other dancers.
  • Advanced dancers will enjoy at least one challenging dance and the opportunity to demonstrate how wonderful this dance form can be.

Music for the session will be provided by the superb duo of Bill Jensen and Robin Lockner.

Bruce Hamilton has more than 40 years experience teaching Scottish and English Country dancing. He created what is now the BACDS Peninsula English dance series, was an early co-foreman of Berkeley Morris and started the Deer Creek Morris Men.He has become one of the country's most popular English country dance leaders with invitations to many weekends and dance camps each year. Lately, he has been focusing on nonchoreographic elements of English Country dance: how to move well, how to be musical, how to recover from slips, how to be a good partner, body mechanics, and the social and mental aspects of this social dance form.

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