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Dance and Discussion Day

Dance and Discussion Day

Event date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
10:00 to 17:00

The Ring is proposing a Dance and Discussion Day on teaching and improving standards in Morris. This first day is aimed at Cotswold teachers / foremen / forepersons; other events are planned to follow. The intention is for all teachers to experience teaching of both new material and to work on improving standards and consistency, with an opportunity to discuss different approaches once dancing has concluded.

Venue: Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Avenue Rd, Nuneaton CV11 4LU
Programme (come prepared to spend a large proportion of the day dancing; you are not expected to be in kit, sticks and musicians provided):
10am – 1pm Tea and coffee available throughout. All participants will learn something new – a new dance from an unfamiliar tradition. Followed by a discussion on the effectiveness of the tuition and different approaches to teaching new material.
1pm – 2pm Lunch
2pm – 5pm All participants will work to improve standards and consistency with a familiar dance. Followed by a discussion on the effectiveness of the tuition and different approaches to setting and maintaining high standards.
Cost: £10 per participant for the day for Ring members and £20 for non-Ring members.

Please book a place for the Dance and Discussion Day via bagman [at] themorrisring.org before 22nd October. Payment details will be provided by return email

We shall have to finish at 5pm latest to allow setting-up for Anker MM’s Ale at the same venue that evening. Any participants wishing to stay for the Ale (which will be in kit) are welcome – you will need to book this separately by contacting j.oldaker [at] btinternet.com, cost for this will be £17, payable in advance to Anker MM.