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thumbnail of 2010-autumnEditor: Colin Andrews

Published: Autumn 2010

Number: 63

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By the time you read this newsletter the main folk festival season will be over, most weekends of dance already past, and summer dance programmes fulfilled. Most sides will be withdrawing to their winter practice venues to re-inspire existing members, hopefully welcome new recruits, and perhaps reflect on the standard of their public performances.

Elsewhere in this edition, both Roy Dommett and our Federation President make pertinent and critical comments on the presentation of Morris to the general public. It is an aspect of our chosen activity which is all too easy to forget if the focus of practice sessions is predominantly on getting the stepping and figures of the dances correct.

Dance instructionals, musicians’ workshops and conventions for fools and beasts are an established part of the Morris calendar. Perhaps there is a place for seminars on presentation and etiquette in public, led by those sides who are role models in this respect.

Enjoy your dancing – and let others share your enjoyment to the full !


#Editor: Colin Andrews
#Citation: Morris Federation Newsletter, Autumn 2010,



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