Our dance workshops focus on traditional and historic British dancing, helping children to learn about and connect with their own rich culture, as well as to use it as a comparison between modern and global styles. Children also learn about the importance of dance to society throughout history.
The maypole is a firm feature of British culture. A style of dance that we, in the UK, typically associate with late spring and the month of May. Its origins are difficult to pin point exactly, which is another way of saying that it is a really old tradition.
For a maypole workshop we provide the maypole, the music and the instruction, you provide the budding dancers.
All countries and localities throughout the world have, over time, developed their own dance traditions. English country dancing is born out 18th Century social dancing, which in turn evolved from popular dances in the Renaissance. English Country Dancing includes social dancing, barn dancing and is strongly related to ceilidh and other dance forms throughout the British Isles.
In this workshop we will learn about different styles of English folk dancing and get to try some out for size.
Another dancing tradition which origins are steeped in mystery is Morris Dancing. Morris today has evolved into separate "sub" traditions, namely: Cotswold, Border, Molly, Northwest among others. Most Morris dances involve some kind of prop i.e. sticks, hand kerchiefs, brooms and bobbins etc.
In this Morris dancing workshop children will learn about the history of Morris dancing and at least one dance.
Historical dancing can be included as part of one of our history days (as with the Tudors) or be its own workshop.
Children will learn about the history of dance and it's importance to society throughout the ages. Most importantly children will get to sample a range of different dances from different time periods providing a solid contrast for comparing with styles of dancing today.
Introduction to Ballroom & Latin
Ballroom and Latin dancing is the culmination of centuries of European dancing traditions. Ballroom and Latin dancing has many different styles from the classic Waltz to the lively Quickstep or vibrant Cha Cha Cha to the passionate Rumba.
In this introduction to Ballroom and Latin children see a variety of styles demonstrated and will learn a sequence dance and a simple Cha Cha Cha routine.
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