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The Jigs Instructional and Cotswold Morris Workshop 2020

The Jigs Instructional and Cotswold Morris Workshop 2020

Event date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 15:00

The 2020 Jigs Instructional is now fully subscribed, but applications are still being accepted for inclusion on the reserve list. Please send no money until otherwise directed. Thank you.

The New Year is bearing down rapidly upon us, which means that the 2020 Jigs Instructional and Cotswold Morris Workshop will be on us before we know it.  If you've not had the confidence to dance a jig so far this year - or have, but wish to add to your repertoire and skill levels - you could do worse than to sign up now for January's event.  You’ll be in good company and made very welcome, whether you aspire to jig stardom or just want to revisit some Morris basics. Our invitation now extends to members of all three Morris organisations.

Advance Notice for all Morris Ring clubs - The Jigs Instructional returns in 2020!

Yes, immerse yourself in the glorious English Morris Jig at this unique weekend and enjoy top-quality teaching from some of the Morris Ring's best practitioners of the art, led by Geoff Jerram of Winchester Morris Men.

Whether you've just got to grip with the double step or you've been dancing for years, our experienced and patient instructors will furnish you with the special skills you need to develop your prowess and understanding of this outstanding tradition. Just starting out? We'll help you develop your Cotswold Morris technique and send you home with a new range of accomplishments.

It all takes place over the weekend of 17-19th January in Sutton Bonington (LE12 5NJ), and we offer

  • comfy indoor camping
  • all meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch
  • Saturday evening Feast (ale included)
  • a near-by pub for relaxed and tuneful conviviality

plus, of course, all the Jigs you can eat for the amazing price of £55 (£40 for u19s). Come with a Morris Ring club colleague and we'll knock £5 off your fee; bring two and you'll be a tenner better off! And the even better news is that Ring Members who are first/second timers can claim back £10/£5, courtesy of the Morris Ring Treasurer, after the weekend.

Places are limited, so if this sounds like the event for you, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW by sending an email to jigsinstructional [at] themorrisring [dot] org with your name and club as the subject line. We'll send you more details by return.

Or you can take the plunge and fill in this online form.

Morris Ring club members enjoy reservation priority only until 1st October 2019, and then it’s first come, first served, whichever morris organisation you belong to - please don't leave it to chance! Book now: feel smug.

And finally, what did delegates make of previous Jigs Instructionals?

" Exceptional value for money...the catering was superb"


"Organisation and delivery were well-honed and pretty-damned slick"


"The whole thing ran exceptionally well and I take my hat off to all involved"


"Excellent! Great instructors, great occasion, great fun"


Aw, shucks!

The Occasional Bagman, Tony Foard, will be pleased to answer your questions (0151 334 4566 or jigsinstructional [at] themorrisring [dot] org). We look forward to welcoming you to this unsurpassed adventure!