This workshop took place using the Zoom video service on 23 January 2021. A recording of the workshop is available on YouTube: ‘Waiting for the Vaccine’ – solo Border Dance – Workshop.
Linda Glanville and Pauline Woods-Wilson will teach a newly devised Border-style dance for solo dancers in a square space. This can also be danced by 2 dancers in the same square space, or multiple solo dancers in separate spaces. It is a single step dance with 5 figures and 6 choruses. The workshop is aimed at those who already have Border or Cotswold dancing experience.
The dance will be taught first with a ‘Basic’ chorus, then variations for a ‘Progressive’ chorus will be provided for more experienced dancers. Music will be provided by Jay Glanville.
– Skill level: ability to single step, with Border or Cotswold dance experience
– Equipment required: ideally 2 mid length sticks, 16″-24″ long, or longish wooden spoons or similar
– Space: a square space of 2m x 2m
– Tune: Four Up, by Barry Goodman (musicians welcome, although sorry, you won’t be heard via Zoom)
Both Linda and Pauline have been morris dancing for more years than they care to remember, and met at an annual new year’s holiday.
Link to Video demonstration of ‘Waiting for the Vaccine’ (6 mins) showing the basic simple chorus, then the progressive choruses.
Link to Dance Notation for ‘Waiting for the Vaccine’ (PDF) in the MF Notation Library
Please complete this online form: Register for the Workshop – Border – ‘Waiting for the Vaccine’ – solo dance; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!). We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event. Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.
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