Rogueish Sunday Workshops with Roguery (USA)

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Lenah Valley Community Hall

22 Creek Rd · Lenah Valley

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Sunday hosts 8 workshops and a final dance as part of our Roguery Dance and Music Weekend. Tickets available here: , you can pay for the workshops or the final dance or get a Sunday all day ticket or a full Weekend ticket. Early bird prices 'till 31st March.

DANCE - Dancing the Whole Dance - 10:00-11:30 - Brooke Friendly&Deanna Devers
Experience dancing all roles in a dance. Enjoy a variety of fun, accessible
English country dances while we play with global/positional terminology — a great way to build community and learn (and dance) the whole dance.
No dancing experience or partner required.

SINGING - Singing in a Circle - 10:00-11:30 - Shira Kammen
Sing rounds, canons, catches, and other forms using musical imitation from the 12th to 17th centuries. The pieces will range from the simple and sweet to the complex and rich. For anyone who likes to sing, experienced and otherwise.

MUSIC - Beyond Boom Chuck: Accompaniment - 10:00-11:30 - Dave Bartley
Expanding the kinds of backup done by rhythm players, for dances and other settings. Dave Bartley plays mandolin, guitar, cittern, and numerous other plucked string instruments. He can provide a quiet foundation, inject a fiery driving rhythm, or pull wicked licks out of thin air

MUSIC - Galician music - 10:00-11:30 - Jim Oakden
Learn some wonderful tunes from Celtic Spain with some cultural background, including some commentary on playing them for dances.

DANCE - Dance Here Now - 12:00-1:30 - Brooke Friendly&Deanna Devers
Dance, laugh, and experiment as we focus on dancing rather than dances. Build learning, helping, and partnering skills. Be ready to accept mistakes as an opportunity to get better at recovering. Dance more, worry less. No dancing experience or partner required.

MUSIC&SONG - Popular Music of the English Renaissance - 12:00-1:30 - Shira Kammen
Explore the wit, humour and melancholy of the High Renaissance in England. We’ll look at dance melodies, ballads, madrigals, rounds, drinking, love, and newsworthy songs from a number of different sources: ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy’, Ravenscroft, Playford, Shakespeare’s plays, among others.

MUSIC - The Broad Church of Contra Music - 12:00-1:30 - Dave Bartley
To its Celtic base, modern contra dance music adds inspiration from all sorts of genres – Quebecois, Cape Breton, rock and roll, jazz, techno and even TV theme songs and symphonic music. Dave Bartley will use this workshop as an excuse to indulge in an eclectic menu of tunes and influences. All musicians welcome, with no intent to play for dances required.

MUSIC - Not Everything in 3 is a Waltz - 12:00-1:30 - Jim Oakden
Explore the mysterious world of mazurkas, hambos, bourees and more. Jim started playing piano and clarinet at an early age and stumbled into early music from the classical music scene, from whence he discovered the world of traditional and ethnic music. This workshop is best for music readers.

DANCE - Rogue's Farewell - 3:00-5:00 - Brooke Friendly & Roguery
A final chance to dance to the raucous to sublime music of Roguery,
featuring the English / American connection - exploring the blurred area
between what is defined as English Country Dance and Contra (American)
dance (and a little dash of Scottish) — figures and styling that have
crossed genres.
No dancing experience or partner required.