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LCA World Circle Dance Workshops with Emma Lucy Dance
August 6 @ 14:00 - 16:00£2 – £3
This weeks World Circle dance will include the Bosnian ‘Kolo’ dance. This traditional folk dance in different variations is extremely popular across the Balkans.
In these workshops we will learn dances from around the world; from Greece to Bollywood, from lively to meditative, from frivolous to sacred. We will learn about the roots of the dances and try our own feet at the steps. We will probably get it wrong quite a few times – that’s all part of it. We might never get it right – that’s ok. These classes aren’t dance instruction – they’re dance exploration.
I teach these dances as circle dances. There is joy and celebration and fun in learning and dancing together and that energy flows particularly well in a circle. This style of dance is transformative too; in opening our bodies to unfamiliar movements, our ears to unfamiliar music and our minds to unfamiliar philosophies we prove to ourselves and the rest of the circle that we are bolder, more capable and more flexible than we think.
Everyone is welcome to come and join as we explore various dances from across this diverse and beautiful world. Circle dancing is very versatile and adaptable to suit each dancer. The ethos of circle dancing is ‘there are no mistakes, only variations.’ This makes it inclusive and welcoming for people of all ages and abilities. No special footwear or clothing is required. No experience is necessary as the dances are all taught first.
We will meet each week at 2.00 p.m. at Meanwood Institute where some of the dancing will take place, however weather permitting we may also walk to the park for some of the sessions. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
Entrance £3.00/2.00 (members & concessions) including refreshments.
See you in the circle!
|Week 1||Tuesday 30th July 2019|
|Week 2||Tuesday 6th August 2019|
|Week 3||Tuesday 13th August 2019|
|Week 4||Tuesday 20th August 2019|
|LCA Summer break|
|Week 5||Tuesday 10th September 2019|
|Week 6||Tuesday 17th September 2019|