Thursday 13 September: Magical mazurkas

What better way to get in the zone for the Naragonia gig than with a Mazurka workshop?
 
The mazurka is a beautiful and intriguing couple dance; with a marvellous and mesmerising lilt and twist. The workshop will demonstrate and explain its mysteries, and provide variations for those who are already initiated!. You can expect to experience a strange restlessness in your body, tune your responsiveness to your partner, and make new neural connections along the way. Bring shoes that turn easily.
 
Venue: Shakespeares upstairs room. All welcome. £5 contribution suggested.
 
And yes, don’t forget – Naragonia heaven is only 9 days away.
Or [by the magical time twisting powers of balfolk] if you go to the Hathersage Hop first, then it’s only 7 days away!

Thursday 10 May 2018: Breton Circles

Why watch our politicians go round in Brexit circles, when we can dance Breton circles instead?  Get down to Shakespeares in May for some simple and lively traditional dances from just across the channel.

On the menu we have Pach PiRond de Landéda, and Rond de Saint Vincent. These dances develop our skills in looking after each other, give a chance to experience some unusual  coordinated disassociation betwixt arms and legs, and provide an opportunity for a gentle workout, with mild euphoria on the horizon.

The workshop will be from 8pm, followed by our usual open session for Eurofolk offers and requests from 9pm.  Venue: Shakespeare’s upstairs room. All welcome.  Donations of £5 suggested.

PS.  Have you saved the date?: Workshops and bal with the wonderful Naragonia on Sun Sept 16. 

About Eurosession

Sheffield Eurosession is open to all.  Anyone who wants to play can lead a tune or join in at their own level and the musicians are always happy to take requests for dances. The session is run by a small group of volunteers. If you’d like to offer help or make suggestions, please do so! Sheffield Eurosessioners are willing explore any kind of dance originating within Europe, without being too fussy about how to define this. Sessions so far have been influenced by Breton, French, Scandinavian, Klezmer, Basque and Bulgarian traditions.

Sessions are normally monthly, starting at 8pm if there’s a themed pre-session workshop, or 8:30pm if not, and the evenings continue to 11pm and beyond.
(Note that there is normally a pre-booked musician for the workshop).
We also hold extra occasional gigs with bands and teachers from other places. Here are the next few dates coming up after our summer break

Thursday 11 October – Eurosession ad Kost Ar C’hoat workshop
Thursday 8 November – coming soon
Thursday 13 December- coming soon
Sunday 6th January 2019 – Salmanazar Bal * Save the date *   

Contact & List

For more information or to be added to our email list, contact sheffield.eurosession at gmail.com.
Our Facebook page also sometimes has more recent updates immediately before events.