Workshop – Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners & Intermediates – Melanie Barber (LIVE on Zoom)
Sunday 7 November, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
2 Part Workshop – Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners & Intermediates – Melanie Barber
Melanie Barber will teach both the Whitby Toesday Hornpipes, for Beginners and Intermediates, comprising ten steps, which she wrote for the Whitby Folk Week Community Facebook Group in 2016. A basic knowledge of clog techniques such as straight and round shuffles would be useful but not essential.
Two 1.5 hour teaching sessions 11:00-12:30 and 14:00-15:30 to build to the performance of a clog stepping routine.
Clogs or hard soles shoes are required, plus a hard surface to dance on, e.g. wooden floor, wooden board.
Melanie Barber started clog dancing in 1979, learning from Sam Sherry and Pat Tracey, and collecting steps from Bill Gibbons and Bert Bowden, and has been teaching clog since the early 80’s. She was a founder Lancashire Walloper, then a member of Camden Clog, and now dances with Strictly Clog.
Mike Adamson learnt to play the melodeon in 2006 for Hammersmith Morris, and started playing for clog and North West Morris in 2007. Melanie & Mike formed Three’s a Crowd in 2014 having started to do solo bookings.
Please complete this online form (coming soon): Register for the Workshop – Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine; 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.
The Zoom link will be the same for the 2 sessions.
If you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to Melanie & Mike’s chosen charities: Christies Cancer Research and their local Sheffield S6 Foodbank.