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Barn Dance - Morris Dance

The Great Traditional Dance Experience is a not for profit collective, headed by John McDonald as Dance Director and Isobel McDonald as Co-ordinator.  

We aim to develop the understanding of social Barn Dancing and English Morris Dance.

What can we offer?
45 minutes to 1 hour sessions of Barn Dance or Morris Dance

Workshops A wide range of Traditional dance styles:-
Barn Dance – Set Dance, Square Dance, Circle Dance        
Morris Dance – Border, Cotswold, North West & Garland
Key stage 1 – Social Dance - basic Barn Dance.
Key stage 2 – Barn Dance, Border, Cotswold & North West Morris and Garland Dancing.
Secondary – All of the above + traditional couple dance, French Country Dance + Old time Dances.
Special Events – Street theatre, Mummers Plays, Fundraising Displays, Contacts for local Morris Sides. 

Acquiring and developing skills  Dancing builds the individual and team work skills.
Selecting and applying skills Dance encourages co ordination and interactive development.
Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health  Improving fitness levels from the start.
Evaluating and improving performance Tracking the dancer’s skills starting with easy dances and then graduating towards the more intricate dances.

We will also encourage the pupils in the writing of new dances, for Barn and Morris Dance.

 If your school is pursuing “Activemark” or “Artsmark”
then Barn or Morris Dance can count towards assessment
being Artistic, Creative, Non Competitive, Team Building,
Fun Exercise for all ages.
Bookings on 07786 168052

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Education Workshops
Up to 5 sessions a day of 35 (max) participants,
45 to 60 minutes long with 2 tutors, £300
  6 week projects (1 hr per week) from £500.
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Skills Workshops - Weekend workshops from £150 per half day.
Youth Groups - Brownies/Guides/Scouts/Youth Clubs £80 per hour.
Morris for Fitness and Fun (non performance) Prices on request.
We will provide:-
Recorded music with P.A. system.  (live musician prices on request)
Instructors (Callers and Gaffers)
Morris Sticks, Hankies
Suggestions for making of Morris outfits for participating groups

The Great Traditional Dance Experience is a not for profit organisation, however, we do need to charge fees to cover wages, travel resources and expenses. Most projects are one day/part day and unless previously agreed, we would ask for payment on the day of the event.
We require at least one teaching assistant/group representative to be present at each session of the workshop.

Child Protection - All tutors/assistants working with your children hold current CRB documents and are kept up to date.
Public liability up to £3m, insurance certificate is available on request.
All Equipment is subject to frequent safety assessments.

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To contact me:-
Email.  enquiries@barn-dance-caller.co.uk 
Web.  www.barn-dance-caller.co.uk          Mob/Text 077 86 16 80 52
Cartoon Characters drawn by Keith Phelpstead.
John McDonald, “Maca the Caller” is proud to be a member of and insured by Equity.