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Workshop – Safeguarding, an introduction – Andrea Richards (LIVE on Zoom)

Online over Zoom

A whistlestop tour of all things safeguarding for both children and vulnerable adults in a morris seeting.  Aimed at teams who have under 18's or vulnerable adults, or are thinking of setting up a youth team.

We will cover: What is Safeguarding - whose responsibility is it? Why do we need to know? Safeguarding from what and who - and how? What to look for - and what to do. We will look at some of the law with a view to myth-busting some of the biggest misunderstandings. Children and vulnerable adults - is there a difference in what we need to consider and how we deal with it?

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Morris Ring Jigs Instructional 2024 (Sutton Bonington, near Nottingham)

Sutton Bonington

A Morris Ring event. Open to all members of teams from the Morris Ring, Morris Federation, Open Morris, or independent.

You need to be comfortable dancing set dances from at least one Cotswold tradition. The sessions are as much about dancing well as about dancing jigs, so one frequent attendee refers to it as "an MoT for my Morris".

BOOKINGS OPEN.  Click on the name of the event for more info.

Playing For Morris Dancing Workshop – John Kirkpatrick

Shropshire

An event hosted and led by John Kirkpatrick.

Sunday 25th February 2024 in Bishops Castle, Shropshire. 

"Come and learn from somebody who has been Morris Dancing, playing for it, and thinking about it since he was twelve years old. After over 60 years, he must know something! This will mainly be useful for people who already play for this kind of dancing, but anybody who enjoys bashing out a tune will be most welcome. We aim to cover all styles of Morris Dancing. Acoustic instruments only, please - no electronics or percussion. Tuition will be both by ear and from printed music, which will be available in advance."

DERT (Dancing England Rapper Tournament) 2024 (Whitby)

Whitby

A DERT event. In 2024 it is being held in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Friday night will be a welcome evening. Saturday is the competition day, finishing with awards and followed by a social evening. Sunday the winners host a workshop. Click on the name of the event for more info.

Joint Morris Organisations’ Day of Dance 2024 (Newark)

Newark

The JMO day of dance is on Saturday 13th April 2024 in Newark, hosted by Trentside Holmes Morris on behalf of The Morris Federation. This is a collaborative event organised in turn by The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring, and Open Morris. FIND OUT WHO IS WHERE AND WHEN Click on the name of the event for more info.

“Yoga for Morris Dancers” – Carla Wilson – Workshop (LIVE on Zoom)

Online over Zoom

Your host will be Carla Wilson, a qualified yoga teacher and member of Slubbing Billy's Northwest Morris. This yoga session for Morris dancers will include a lot of techniques helpful for your dancing: warm-up; practices for strengthening the core and improving balance; stretches for the backs of legs; and finally a relaxation.

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