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Maypole and Tudor dance and folk music

Maypole and Tudor dance and folk music
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Maypole dance workshops are an excellent introduction to British values and dance history, combined with physical recreation, teamwork and a lot of fun creating patterns and shapes with brightly-coloured ribbons!
Alison will provide the maypole and exciting recorded music to dance to. A live musician can also be arranged, and Alison is a talented folk fiddle player herself. Workshops can take place indoors or outside (weather-permitting), and can include a performance to the school and/or parents at the end.

Often a great addition to the maypole sessions, this introduces students to a wider spectrum of traditional British dances. A variety of formations and steps make this suitable for a range of ages and abilities.
You can choose to focus on dances from a particular area (e.g. Scotland) or explore dances from the whole of the British Isles.

Alison will teach a variety of dances from all tiers of Tudor society, accompanied by suitable music to inspire your students.
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn Tudor songs, and watch a live performance of Tudor recorder music. Alison can dress in Tudor attire, and this could be an opportunity for your students to engage with the Tudor period by dressing as a Tudor too!

Seafarers shaped the development of the modern world and their songs provide a snapshot of their lives, from romantic entanglements to captain brutality to a longing for home. They often rely strongly on call and response with a very strong rhythm, which makes sea shanties perfect for younger students.

Alison Rowley is a Bristol-based professional musician, composer and workshop leader with a Music degree from the University of Cambridge. Her workshops can be tailored and combined to suit your needs, and as a talented folk fiddle player she can provide students with an engaging introduction to folk music and dance.
Locations: Leicestershire; Hertfordshire; Herefordshire; Hampshire; Gloucestershire; Essex; Dorset; Devon; Cambridgeshire; Buckinghamshire; Bristol & Avon; Berkshire; Bedfordshire; Radnorshire; Monmouthshire; Glamorgan; Brecknockshire; Worcestershire; Wiltshire; West Sussex; West Midlands; Surrey; Suffolk; Somerset; Shropshire; Rutland; Oxfordshire; Middlesex; London;
Postcode: BS16 3LT
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Workshop Themes: Tudors, maypole, folk music, singing, dance, British values
Ages (Keystages): Ages 2-5 (Early Years),  Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3)
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