Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival 2017

Modern Western Squares with Jeremy Child

Jeremy ChildsJeremy took part in EIFF New Festival Callers Showcase 2015 and 2016 Tea dance.
In 2017 we welcome him for two taster workshops of Modern Western Squares.  These are progressive workshops - please only attend the second if you attended the first or have done MWSD to Basic 2 level before.

These workshops are designed to give experienced contra dancers a taste of what MWSD is like. It normally takes up to a year to learn MWSD well enough to go to a club or a dance. We're going to do "most" of that in 2 1/2 hours!

This is not for the faint hearted! You should be able to do Right & Left Thru, Ladies Chain, Dosido, Box the Gnat, Allemande Left, California Twirl, and Right & Left Grand automatically. and be aware of some or all of Pass the Ocean (pass through to a wave), Flutterwheel, Box Circulate, Star Thru, Swing Thru, Square Thru.
There will be a number of new moves to learn and remember in a short space of time.

You need to be quick on your feet, and if you enjoy Geoff Cubit's patter calling and more complicated squares (i.e. most of them), then this is the workshop for you.

Crib sheets will be available in advance and after the first and second workshops.

Saturday and Sunday mornings 11.30 in the gym

Jeremy has loved folk dancing ever since he first got up at a village barn dance!  Apart from its general enjoyability and the lovely people, he finds the shapes, patterns and progressions endlessly fascinating.  He became a caller because he wanted to share that passion with other people, and since EIFF 2015 has set up the popular Exeter contra series.  Enjoy great enthusiasm from Jeremy's dance calling.


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