Thursday 13th April: Polska dance workshop and Eurosession

Eurosession returns to put a spring in your step in April: Our guest musician Carol Turner will help Susannah to bring you ‘The cheat’s guide to adapting your polska!‘ a workshop on the the quintessential couple turning dance from Sweden. Note that we’re starting slightly earlier than normal.
After the workshop we’ll continue with our regular Eurosession of offers and requests. Smooth-soled shoes are helpful for the dance workshop, and instruments are welcome if you wish to play in the session later.

Dance workshop – 7:45pm – 9:00pm
         Eurosession: 9:00pm – 11pm
     Venue: Shakespeare’s Pub ~ S3 8UB
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About the workshop

In this workshop you’ll have an opportunity to gain or consolidate a working familiarity with the polska beat, which will improve your ease and balance when working with a partner. No previous experience or dance partner necessary.

But in particular we’ll share a smorgasbord of tips for adapting your dancing to a range of polska styles, from magically floaty through to driving energy, so you can gain confidence in your ability to find that elusive essence as you listen, and respond on the dance floor with a matching ‘svikt’.

Susannah has been cheekily cheating her way through different styles of polska for many years, whilst Carol is a key musician in the UK Scandi scene, taking her fiddle and nyckleharpa on regular musical study trips to Sweden, and returning to inspire dancers and musicians alike.

Photos by Ben Reid 
and Joergens.mi/Wikipedia, and flay sepulcrast, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
Credits: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CC0, flay sepulcrast/Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 2.0, and Ben Reid

Keep on caring
Eurosession is a welcoming community and we want everyone to feel safe.  Please stay home if you feel unwell.

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.

See you soon,
xx Eurosesh