9th October: Come & try Morris Dancing!

It’s an age-old story – you’re out at a pub one summer evening when your evening is unexpectedly enhanced by the appearance of a set of morris dancers, and you say to yourself, “I’d really like to give that a try – it looks like fun!”.  Well, the excellent news is that it is, and YOU CAN!

On Wednesday October 9th will be holding an open practice session, and anyone who wants to come along & learn a dance will be welcome.

wmm_practiceWe’ll be going through the basics of the structure & form, learning about key differences between different Cotswold village dance Traditions, some warming up techniques (note: the pictured method is not recommended) and then learning the “figure” and “chorus” moves of a couple of the dances – the end goal is that by the end of the evening you’ll have learned one or two (depending on time, progress, and how distracted we get talking nonsense) complete morris dances.

We’ll provide the hankies, sticks, and traditional music for the evening.  You don’t need to bring anything other than enthusiasm.  No experience necessary*.

Please send Lewis, our Bagman, an email on newbagman@westminstermorris.org if you’d like to attend, or have any questions.

7:45pm until 10pm, Napier Hall, 1 Hide Place, Westminster, London, SW1P 4NJ.  Closest tube stations Pimlico (Victoria Line) & St James’s Park (District/Circle Line).

* that’s experience of morris dancing, not experience of being enthusiastic.

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