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Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Cotswold Morris Beginners Workshop Ilmington (1 of 3)” by Andrew Knight, Lin Steel and Tony Warren held on Zoom on 21 November 2020. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 0 minutes.
Lin Steel and Andrew Knight will teach a Cotswold morris jig (solo dance) over 3 weeks, for those with some dance experience but that may be new to Cotswold morris. The dance is ‘Jockey to the Fair’ from Ilmington. They will cover warming up, Stepping, Choruses and Slows; building to the complete jig in the third week.
A series of 3 one hour teaching sessions (over Zoom) to build to the performing of the Ilmington Jig ‘Jockey to the Fair’. A “from the ground up” set of instructionals, each session will cover part of the Jig in some detail, reprise the previous session and allow time to practice the elements from one week to the next with an MP3, Music and Dance notation available. Pacing will be fast for beginners but slow for anyone with a measure of Cotswold experience. No Cotswold Morris experience is needed to join us for these sessions, but a desire to learn / better one’s technique / be able to learn from viewing on a screen is desirable.
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- Event details (from Internet Archive)
Dance leaders – Lin Steel and Andrew Knight. Lin has danced from early childhood and is a professional dance teacher with the RAD, her Morris history starts with Border and she made the transition to Cotswold on moving to Somerset, she has danced most genres of Morris. Andrew is an Osteopath and has danced Morris for 25+ years almost exclusively Cotswold; both have been teachers/fore(wo)men and leaders/squires of several teams and both dance with multiple teams. Andrew wrote the Warm up information 2nd edition for The Morris Federation.
Lin and Andrew both currently dance with the Knights of King Ina morris jig team, based in Somerset
- Title: Cotswold Morris Beginners Workshop Ilmington (1 of 3)
- Speaker: Andrew Knight, Lin Steel and Tony Warren
- Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
- Type: dance
- Date of talk: 21 November 2020
- Date page published: 23 April 2023