Thursday 13 January: Eurosession – format to be confirmed

Hi folks, we regret to let you know that given the current Omicron context, we have decided to cancel our exciting plans for the 9th January, so you can un-save the date and set it free.

We hope to do *something* on 13 January but will decide nearer the time whether that will be in person at Shakespeare’s or online. (Or both; we did manage to rig up a live stream from Shakespeare’s into Zoom in December, so you can expect that again in the future).

Wishing you all some small, safe, and special gatherings until we meet again.

Best wishes
xx Eurosesh

Thursday 9 December: Rondo workshop and Festive Eurosession

Find festive spirit with a jaunty walk and merry tunes down the pub (and perhaps online)

Image adapted from OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay 

About the evening:
We’re returning to Shakespeare’s with a Rondo / Rondeau workshop for December. These deceptively simple dances are danced with a partner or in short chains of four or five. Expect some fun footwork and variations yielding a jaunty swagger.
After the workshop we’ll continue the evening with a festive feel, slipping in as many seasonal tunes as we can manage to dance as we can manage to pair with a traditional dance from elsewhere in Europe. So we encourage musicians to get your merry thinking caps on and bring some seasonal tunes to start off the festive season with good cheer!

Key Details:
Dance workshop:
8:00 pm to 9pm (UTC+1 / BST):
Eurosession: 9: 00 pm to 11 pm (UTC+1 / BST):
Venue: Shakespeare’s PubS3 8UB
Zoom: We hope to connect from Shakespeare’s to Zoom.

Precautions for Shakespeare’s
Please ensure you have a negative lateral flow test result within 24 hours of the session (or are testing regularly), However note that although we will make hand sanitizer and facemasks available, at November’s session, not many participants wore a mask. Last month we approached capacity with about thirty people, so may need to encourage socialising in the courtyard., but will again open windows and fire-escape for ventilation.

Donations at Shakespeare’s:
We suggest a £5 cash donation for the workshop, although if you give more then we can better support our teachers and musicians with fair payment.

Inclusivity and wellbeing
Eurosession is a welcoming community and friends and teddy-bears are welcome.  However please stay home if you feel unwell or have been in recent contact others who were ill.

Tips for the Zoom session

About the Zoom option
We also hoping to connect from Shakespeare’s into Zoom with at least audio, and possibly video. probably with a second Zoom room for chatting or playing other tunes. Do let us know what you think of this proposal, or feedback to us afterwards.

Zoom access:
If you made a note of our Zoom details in the past, you can continue to use those details. If you need a reminder, please email sheffield.eurosession at in good time. We may ask for a £2 minimum payment to help to keep our Zoom sessions secure.

Zoom tips for Everyone:
Please mute when someone else is playing, and use the Chat feature to communicate. For help with navigation and screen layout, see Zoom’s guides about Self-selecting a Breakout Room and for Video-Layout.

Musicians on Zoom:
Instruments often sound better with the Original Sound feature – see the Zoom Help about enabling this. It’s also helpful to let dancers know what dance type you’ll be playing (if you know yourself!).

Dancing on Zoom:
You can enjoy the challenge of identifying and recollecting the different genres and giving feedback to the musicians, or dance whatever you fancy with your video on or off.

And finally:

Bal with Salmanazar, January 9th in Crookes Social Club
This has been cancelled, due to the current need for precautions.

See you soon,
xx Eurosesh