Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2018

Andrew Shaw

Andrew ShawSaturday THE PLAYFORD BALL
with Persons of Quality 
Late 17th/ early 18th century dances from the team responsible for Farnicle Huggy and Elephants Stairs - specialists in obscure dance titles!

with Persons of Quality 
The Playford castle gates are open: expect anything - within reason!

ANDREW SHAW was dragged kicking and screaming to his first country dance as a teenager in the 60s. Initial reluctance overcome, he was quickly attracted to the dances and their music, and went on to develop an enthralling interest in and enthusiasm for the history and performance of the English Country Dance.

Andrew lives near Altrincham in Cheshire where he runs the Lemmings Reprieve dance club - a name which oddly but neatly sums up his belief in the life-enhancing qualities of this dance form.
Andrew Shaw reminds me of a good parent or teacher when he presents his workshops. He has 'nurtured' his dances and watched them grow with affection so that he knows and understands them well and can teach with that intimate knowledge. Andrew's use of short demonstrations is also most effective and illustrative especially when delivered with the style and panache that we have now come to expect from his teaching."  (Set & Turn Single)

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