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Jigs Instructional - Sutton Bonington

Jigs Instructional - Sutton Bonington

Event date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 15:00

The 2017 Morris Ring Jigs Instructional will take place in Sutton Bonington on 27-29th January, not the earlier date previously advertised ... and it's filling up fast.




"I yearn to be a Jig dancer"
Then the Morris Ring Jigs Instructional is for you!

"Jigs? No thanks, but it's true my Morris does need new points and plugs"
Consider it done – MoT while you wait.

"Too scary for me! I've only just mastered the double-step"
We’ll help you develop the technique, style and confidence to enhance all your dance
performances. Minimal pain, maximum wonderfulness. Really!

"I hear the last Jigs Instructional was sold out"
Yes. You’d better look slippy, hadn't you?


The Morris Ring invites member sides to send delegates to its annual Jigs Instructional; the event is led by Geoff Jerram (of fame, renown and Winchester Morris Men) and offers Morris men of
varying levels of competence a weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who have no ambition to perform jigs in public.

Using the solo dance as a vehicle for instruction, this event will give you a good basic grounding in the art and science of Cotswold Morris in general and the Morris Jig in particular. There will be
opportunities for detailed instruction in specific traditions (Bampton, Bledington, Fieldtown and Sherborne) and selected jigs in other styles.

There are parallel streams for improvers and for accomplished dancers, plus sessions for less experienced men covering some basic techniques of the Cotswold dance. It all happens in Sutton
Bonington, just off the A6 between Loughborough and Derby.

The Jigs Instructional is great value at only £47 per man if you book before 31st December (£50 thereafter) and offers

• COSY indoor camping (including showers)
• REALLY GOOD food from Friday supper to Sunday lunch
• DELICIOUS beer for the Feast
• EXPERT and PATIENT instruction
• CONVIVIAL company and a PUB with an abundance of MUSIC and SONG.

SPECIAL OFFER to Morris Ring member clubs: first time delegates receive a £10 discount; second timers get £5 off! Reimbursement is on application to the Morris Ring Treasurer by your side’s
bagman after the event.

Register your interest NOW! Talk to your side's all-knowing Bagman, or contact the J.I. Bagman, Tony Foard (jigsinstructional [at] ), who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. 

Morris men from the less experienced to the seasoned campaigner are all welcome!

Online booking form is available here.

Pip! Pip!

Tony Foard
Bagman, The Morris Ring Jigs Instructional