Onwards and forwards! For November, we’ll kick off the evening with a little workshop – some style tips for Gavotte de l’Aven, followed by our Eurosession with live music and dancing.
After the lovely-ness of experiencing beautiful music, dancing and chatting in Shakey’s last month, we’re returning back to Shakespeare’s for November, and this time we’ll begin with a mini workshop. The Gavotte de l’Aven is a gentle non-partner swapping dance, and even those who know it well may learn a few new tips.
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. (Last month we were twenty or so people, a nice mix of dancers and musicians, old timers and new faces.)
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.
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,