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Morris Ring Jigs Instructional

Morris Ring Jigs Instructional

Event date: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 15:00

Jigs Awe!
I yearn to be a Jig dancer
Then the Morris Ring Jigs Instructional is for you!
Jigs aren't really my thing, but I'd love to give my Morris a 12,000 mile service
Consider it done – and we'll throw in an M.O.T. at no extra charge.
I'm completely new to all this Morris stuff
Let us help you develop the technique, style and confidence to enhance all your dance
performances. Minimal pain involved.
I hear the last Jigs Instructional sold out
Yes – so you'd better book soon, hadn't you?

The Morris Ring invites member sides to send delegates to its annual Jigs Instructional; the event is led by the renowned Geoff Jerram and offers Morris men at ALL levels of competence a full weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who don't aspire to performing 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: one for the relative novice and the other for the experienced dancer, plus sessions for BEGINNERS covering the basics of the Cotswold dance.
It all takes place in Sutton Bonington, just off the A6 between Derby and Loughborough.
At a cost of only £47 per man, the Jigs Instructional is great value for money and offers
• COSY indoor camping (including showers)
• REALLY GOOD food from Friday supper to Sunday lunch
• DELECTABLE beer for the Feast
• EXPERT and PATIENT instruction
• the MOST CONVIVIAL company
• and a PUB that you'll want to take home.
SPECIAL OFFER to Morris Ring member clubs: first time delegates receive a £10 discount; second timers get £5 off! The Morris Ring Treasurer will send reimburse your club after the event if you qualify.
Register your interest NOW! Your side's Bagman has details, or contact  jigsinstructional [at] themorrisring [dot] org (Tony Foard) who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

or download an application form.

Remember - we welcome dancers at all levels, from beginners to advanced.For dancers at all levels of competence, a full weekend of high quality dance coaching - even if you don't aspire to be a solo performer.