Are you curious about percussive dance ...
Would you like to revisit some leftover steps from your childhood ...
Feeling motivated to lose a few extra kilos in a fun environment ...
Great way to make new friends through music & dance.
All welcome - no experience necessary at beginner level.
Warning! - step dancing can become addictive!
Here is a clip to a hornpipe step I taught recently, this step is first in a series of 5 steps, and would be of the typical standard for this group, after sufficient practise the speed would increase, further info below.
Step dancing is a percussive form of dance, danced alone, with footwork close to the floor. It is danced by people of all ages - I know step dancers who are over 80. Old Style Step dancing is the precursor to competitive Irish dancing and Riverdance.
Dancers are asked to wear some hard soled shoes, bring a bottle of water and a sense of fun!
Research has proven that dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body active and the mind alert.
We dance along to jigs, slip jigs, mazurkas, reels and hornpipes (no experience required at beginner level) and learn a new routine each term, with a little revision of material from previous terms to build upon repertoire. Dancers are encouraged to take a video (by camera or phone) of the steps so they can practise at home, hand outs on the steps are available, advice is given on appropriate music.
As well as weekly classes, I run occasional stand-alone weekend workshops, open-floor events and weekends away. The steps and dances I offer have been passed down an unbroken line from the Dancing Masters of old.
7pm Beginner level - no experience necessary
Cost £6 per person per class
Get in touch if you would like further information:
Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/AnnetteCollins
Warning: Step dancing can become addictive!
Each class is 1 hour long, classes run term-time only
£6 per 1 hour class