Solstice Fancy Dress Jam!
This will be a jam with a difference. It may contain serious dancing and silly costumes, silly dancing and serious costumes. Ace comedy improv musician Knud Stuwe (from “Instant Wit”) will provide suitably eclectic musical accompaniment.
“Winter Solstice” is the theme, so let your imagination run riot. Dancing in non-contact clothing can change your dance and can be very interesting, fun, entertaining, improvisational. Make sure that whatever you wear isn’t too special, so if it gets ripped or damaged in the dance, it’s ok.
Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.30-8.30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9.
Sunday’s class will start by tuning into organ time, resting, listening and slowly moving into organic dancing as a group. Then we’ll sweep out the old and welcome in the new together, finally dancing out the opposites inside us and with each other in our fancy dress clothes. Be sure to come fancy…
A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.
At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.