Full fee: £53.55 | Over 65+/Student/NHS: £48.15 | Benefit: £40.05
Tutor: Christine Power
Circle dance is a mix of traditional dances from all over the world and new dances which have been choreographed in modern times. The circle formations which sometimes weave or spiral around the room encourage a sense of community. After witnessing round dances in Europe during the 1950s, Bernard Wosien brought them to a community in Scotland and was inspired to create his own. These were then introduced to the wider community where other teachers have created more, and were called circle dances. Such dances have adapted over time whilst being taught in Britain and so are not traditional folk dances. However, by dancing them we participate in a living dance movement which can include all members of the community.
Please avoid wearing trainers as they tend to hinder movement.This course has been adapted to follow COVID19 guidelines and due to social distancing will be performed 2 meters apart. Please bring your own water/water bottles, drinking water is available from a tap in the courtyard.
Please note: All 10, 8 and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
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If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.