2017 Dates - Workshop & Event Dates
All workshops take place at the Burness Parish Rooms in Melton, except where indicated otherwise
Saturday - January 21
Choreography for A Dream is a Wish Hafla (Troupe only)
Saturday - February 18
1.30pm till 3.30pm @ £15 including notes & refreshments
TOPIC: PUSHING SKILLS
Do you feel like you are stuck in a dance trap?
Not seeing that advancement that you think you should have by now?
This workshop will look at:
* Mirrored practice & filming
* Equal strength & flexibility
* Elevating basic moves to the next level
* Creating your own combinations
* How to practice at home
* What you can do to step out of your comfort zone
* Influences & Style
* Pace & Pose
* Practical Dance
Payment via cash, cheque, Paypal gift
Saturday - April 8
Topic: New Dance Routine (Troupe only)
Saturday - May 27
Topic: New Dance Routine (Troupe only) Part 2 to complete the routine
Saturday 3rd June - Beauty & the Belly
Riverside Centre, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, Suffolk, IP17 1LF
Arrive 12.30, session begins 1pm, ends 5.45pm
Learn the importance of make-up and how to create a polished look, before stepping in front of the camera for a relaxed photo session, with our 'photo family' of photographers. This event is limited availability due to its popularity, so book early to avoid disappointment. Price includes extensive notes, 4GB USB, copies of all images taken on the day as supplied by the photographers, and refreshments throughout. Full details on the booking form below, as well as pricing information and early bird booking special offer!
Paypal (family/friends option) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday - June 24
Topic: Veil Workshop - Let it Flow
1.30pm till 4.30pm
£15 per person
Covering single and double veil use, the importance of hand and arms, fabric and veil type choices, fluidity, framing, wrapping... and creating mystery and a touch of theatrics! Please bring a pair of same size/shape veils. Notes & refreshments provided.
(includes handling fee) or use Paypal friends & family
Saturday - July 15
Topic: Veil, Double Veil & Veil Fanzz
Looking at arm positions, movement, terminology and understanding the prop and it's movement. £15 per person, notes & refreshments included
Saturday - August 12
Topic: Full Armed & Fabulous
Looking at the role that arm positioning has on framing, movement, transitions, and useage. Covering a selection of arm movements for all levels, arm/hand flexibility and exercises, beautiful hands and graceful arms
£15 per person, notes & refreshments included
Saturday - September 9
Topic: Practice Companion - From Dance Drills to Combo Creation
Looking at It is not uncommon for dance students to say "I don't know how to practice at home?" Many just run over the routines they know or are learning, but in order to challenge yourself, you need to practice more than just dance routines.
This Practice Companion class will look at elements to help you progress on your dance journey.
Part 1 - COMBO CREATION will cover
** How do you create your own little combinations
** Combo creation for a panic free 'free dancing'
** What sort of elements you need to think of for your combinations
** Combination fun & games
Part 2 - DANCE DRILLS will cover...
** Why dance drills are important
** What sort of moves you should drill
** Body balance - avoiding one side dominance
** BELLY SWEAT - yes we will be drilling & getting sweaty!
£15 per person, including notes and refreshment
Saturday - September 30
Topic: 'Outlander' troupe rehearsal
Saturday - October 28
Topic: LUCIFER - The Light bearers come
On the run up to all Hallows Eve, this workshop will bring a touch of light into your lives...
Light bearing Lucifers you will all become, and we will look at...
- What they are
- Traditional use/history
- Practical side of dancing with them
- Health & Safety - what you need to know
** 'Candle' dancing (using special safety tea lights)
- How to use the light effectively
- Tips & Tricks
- What the audience sees
Workshop is £20 per person, including notes, refreshments and a pair of special safety tea lights to keep.
Saturday - November 11
Topic: Me, You, We - Exploring Choreography
This workshop is going to look at choreography from different perspectives, whether it is to help you write your own, or to understand choreography that's written for you.
We will look at :
Your own choreography for
2. a duet
3. a group
Another person's choreography written for
5. a duet
6. a group
Choreography & the audience - what should be factored in
In each section we will look at and discuss the pro's and con's involved for each option, and then you will have an opportunity to see how the elements discussed play out, as you try various options for yourselves.
If you dance as part of a troupe/group, this workshop should help you to understand why troupe directors/choreographers make certain decisions, and help you understand the role of troupe dynamics and the role you play as an individual.
Please ensure that for 1, 2 & 3 you have written down some notes in advance that will help you.
Your choreography will need to include:
1 piece of music (there will be a list to choose from)
2 hip movements
3 travelling moves
4 arm movements or positions/frames
and any additional performance notes you want to include.
This workshop is £15 per person, including notes and refreshments.
SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER
TOPIC: THE WINTER SHIMMYLAND HAFLA
Time to celebrate & get your Merry on!
Performances Slots available
Bring & Share Buffet
£10 per ticket
More details to follow nearer the time - tickets on sale in October