Price at the door:
Internationally-known dancing master Bruce Hamilton leads an
informative workshop for beginning and intermediate English Country dancers
(experienced dancers are encouraged to attend as well). Please note, this is not
a session to learn new dances. Rather, Bruce will use simple, well-known dances
to illustrate his teaching points.
Says Bruce, "For people who have danced with me for years, this will be
familiar, but there will be much more depth on becoming a better dancer."
Fundamentals will be stressed including: the whys of rights and lefts; timing of
heys in English vs. contra; the neuropsychology of a one-hand turn; how to make
a gate turn delightful for both dancers. Bruce will cover other style points
such as how best to make eye contact and the fact that English Country dancing
is far more than getting from A to B.
Music for the session will be provided by the superb duo of Bill Jensen and
Bruce Hamilton has more than 40 years experience teaching Scottish and
English Country dancing. He created what is now the BACDS Peninsula English
dance series, was an early co-foreman of Berkeley Morris and started the Deer
Creek Morris Men.
Bruce has become one of the country's most popular English country dance leaders
with invitations to many weekends and dance camps each year. Lately, he has been
focusing on nonchoreographic elements of English Country dance: how to move
well, how to be musical, how to recover from slips, how to be a good partner,
body mechanics, and the social and mental aspects.