Emily and the Simons Workshops and Bal – Friday 22nd March

A lovely evening with a dance workshop to get everyone setup nicely prior to the bal itself, and finishing with an open session.

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Emily & the Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio. They met in England’s Peak District, at the folk festival “Skint” and began to perform together professionally soon after. Their music is centred around Emily’s compositions, drawing inspiration from life’s encounters and the energy of the dance-floor.

Their style is highly expressive and improvisatory, full of passion, tenderness and playfulness. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.

They are:

  • Emily Bowden – UK (fiddle)
  • Simon Dumpleton – UK (chromatic accordion)
  • Simon Laffineur – Belgium (guitar)

Listen & find out more at…

Venue: Shakespeares Pub. 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB. The pub has a great selection of beers at surprisingly good prices (also hot drinks etc); there’s also a chippie (opposite) or Indian restaurant (a few doors down).

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Thursday 14 February: Eurosession and Waltz workshop

For our light-hearted Valentine’s session we revisit the most romantic of dances; the waltz. 

We might start gently with some exotic-time dances, and see how many different ways we can count to 5 or 8, and then whisk back to more conventional waltzes of various flavours for tips on bringing out the magic of the dance.
Come as you are.  All genders welcome.  Partner swapping encouraged.  Roses optional.  Happiness reasonably likely.

8pm:  Workshop in Shakespeare’s upstairs room.
9pm: Open Eurosession for offers and requests
All welcome. £5 donation suggested.