The Monday evenings of 9th and 16th October saw the second pair of workshop/open evenings, this time dedicated to our winter dance style of “Boarder Morris”. The name caused some confusion on social media – clearly some people have not read about the derivation of the name which is explained in our website!
All together we had seven visitors , all of whom danced really well, participated brilliantly and worked really hard – some were unable to participate in both events because of work commitments or illness but everyone seems to have had fun (judging by the entries in out visitor’s book and post on Facebook)!
Each night we were able to teach three complete dances and repeat them to reinforce the learning and get a good feel of what the dances were really about.
The handouts were well received and gave an explanation of the origins of the name and how the style of dance we have developed at Grimsby Morris Men grew from the 1970’s to the present and has become distinct from what a lot of other “Border” Morris teams dance.
We have already had enquiries about when the next events are going to be so we must be doing something right!