12 April – Spring is waltzing…

Spring’s finally on its way, and we bring you a waltz workshop to add some extra joy 

April’s workshop will give us a chance to polish up the waltz. We’ll begin with the basics, try out different styles of waltz from a few regions and countries, and extend into the mysteries of 5 time waltzes, depending on the requests and experience from those present. 
 
NB. If you are already familiar with whirling in a waltz kind of way, you can probably still pick up tipsand variations to help improve the experience for you or your partner, and you’ll be welcome to come and help those just finding their feet.
 
Bring smooth soled dance shoes and an open mind, and we’ll supply a dance partner.  Don’t forget an instrument if you want to play later. 
 
And for the musicians, here are some French and Swedish tunes to take inspiration from (NB. The page seems slow to load…be patient..!)
Venue:  Shakespeare’s upstairs room. Workshop at 8pm, leading to open session at 9pm.  Donations requested.  All welcome.  
 
PS.  Date for your diaries:  16 September 2018:  Workshops and Bal: Naragonia ! ! 

Thursday 8 March 2018: Bal Limousine

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8am Workshop: To warm us up and shake the last of the snow from our feet, we bring to you the Bal LImousine, a fine and fun circle+bourree mashup. It’s from the Poitou region of France, and is related to the three-time bourrees of the region, developing nimble footworkcool head, and an energising intent.  The energy is infectious, and celebrations may spontaneously arise!.
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See links below for examples of the dance and music:
Workshop with Trio Guerbigny
Dancing in the streets
Sheet music and ABC notation
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9am: Open Session:  Bring instruments and dance requests, and settle in with a favourite drink from Shakespeares’ fine bar.  We shall continue with dances peaceful and intimate, or wild and crazy, as the mood takes us.  Come one and all, let’s be merry!
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All welcome, donations requested.  Venue: Upstairs room in Shakespeares, Gibraltar St.
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See you soon!!    x Eurosesh