We’re going in! For our October Eurosession, join us for live music and dancing in Shakespeares’ upstairs room.
After a year and a half at home, or meeting in parks or the digital wilderness, we’re taking the session home to Shakespeares’ upstairs room. We look forwards to welcoming a few more long lost souls back to the session, hearing the room resonate with music, and testing out Shakeys’ structurally improved dancefloor with some much loved dancing.
Please ensure you have tested negative for a lateral flow test within 24 hours of the session (or are testing regularly), and respect other people’s preferences and personal space. We will open windows and the fire-escape, to maximise air flow in the room. The use of hand sanitizer and wearing of facemasks is still a courtesy when dancing or in confined spaces. Finally, if there are concerns about numbers in the room, we’ll encourage socialising in the courtyard.
Music and dancing:
We prioritise tunes for dances from the balfolk scene and other traditional genres from across Europe [avoiding English and Irish, because those are well represented in other sessions!]. Dancers are welcome to make dance requests, and experienced dancers are available to help newcomers to feel at home.
If you enjoy our sessions, a donation can help us give fair payment to the expert musicians and dance teachers we bring to workshops and gigs, and we’ll accept cash in the session.
Eurosession is a caring space for all.
Friends and teddy-bears welcome. However please stay home if you feel unwell or have been in recent contact others who were ill.
Looking to the future
For those who don’t feel able to join us in person, we aim for at least one online session/workshop before the end of the year. We’re also now planning for gigs in a larger venue.
See you soon,