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Jigs Instructional - Sutton Bonington

Jigs Instructional - Sutton Bonington

Event date: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 15:00

The Morris Ring Jigs Instructional: 19-21 January 2018 in sunny Sutton Bonington

The Morris Ring welcomes applications from member sides to take part in the fortieth anniversary Jigs Instructional.

Applications are now invited via our online application form.

The Jigs Instructional offers Morris men of varying levels of accomplishment 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 offers a good basic grounding in the art and science of Cotswold Morris in general and the Morris Jig in particular.

There are parallel streams for improvers and for more confident practitioners, 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 weekend 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.

The cost of this magnificent event is £50 per person. However, if booked before midnight on December 29th, the cost will be just £47! What's more, the Morris Ring’s Jigs Instructional Cash-Back Scheme will support first and second time J.I. participants with a £10 and £5 subsidy respectively. Reimbursement is by application to the Morris Ring Treasurer by your side’s bagman after the event.

Morris men from the “I’ve just mastered the double-step!” novice to the seasoned campaigner are all welcome.

Sign up via the online form, through your side's all-knowing Bagman or by contacting the Jigs Instructional Bagman, Tony Foard, who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have (jigsinstructional [at] or 0151 334 4566).