Online - Level 3 - The Hurling Boys
Join "Zoom with Annette" every Tuesday for 4 consecutive weeks.
Level 3 - for those who have been dancing a while and are ready to start memorising longer and more complicated routines.
Annette will teach a set dance in jig time called "The Hurling Boys" - a version from Margaret Wray of Derry, this term is dedicated to her memory. Margaret died earlier this year - a huge loss to the dance community in Ireland and further afield. She was a stunning dancer and an excellent teacher.
Annette received this dance at a workshop in Belfast, lead jointly by Joe McGuiggan and Margaret.
You can watch Margaret dancing another of the set dances at the Willie Clancy Festival here.
You can possibly tell from the video that she never liked to perform!
There can be many versions of a set dance, each one from a different dancing master and all danced to the same tune. Dancers regularly dance two versions of a "set dance" back to back, which is twice through the tune.
Part of the beauty of this living tradition is that the steps continue to be passed on from one person to another, one generation to the next.
14, 21, 28 Nov, 5 Dec 2023
Time: 20:00 - 21.00
Support Material Includes:
- after each class you will receive a video of the work covered
- after each class you will receive a description of the steps covered
- background information on the steps, where they originated
- you are encouraged to send a video of you dancing during the week for critique prior to the next class (those who do so, find it of great benefit)
- prompt answers any queries, via email
- a FREE party night!
If you miss a class you can use this support material to catch up. Some students choose to work from the videos alone.
The free party for all of Annette's Zoomers on:
Saturday 9 December from 19.00 - 20.30 - Irish Time
Teaching from her home in Ireland via Zoom
You can download Zoom to phone/iPad/computer - quick to download and free. Prior to a class you will receive a link to enable you to join an online class, it would be best if you downloaded Zoom in advance.
With new repertoire each term, Annette has been teaching online since May 2020 to a growing community of dancers from all around the world.
Research has proven that dance is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body active and the mind alert.