May Heydays at Evesham:   Programme

This will change!  Keep coming back to see the latest version.

The sessions are colour-coded:

English    American    Mixed    Scottish    International    Singing/Music    Other


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TimeSmall HallSmaller GymDance StudioDining HallDrama Studio
Friday
20.00‑22.30International
Welcome Dance

Karin Bellaart
Klerizma
Not in useAmerican Dance
Rhodri Davies
Wild Ride
Mixed Dance
John Sweeney
Keeping Thyme
Not in use
Saturday
9.45‑11.00International workshop
Snezana Balkanska
Mixed workshop
Trevor Monson
Keeping Thyme
English Workshop
Joanna Reiner
Purcell's PP
Contra workshop
John & Karen Sweeney
Wild Ride
11.30‑12.45International workshop
Snezana Balkanska
English workshop
Joanna Reiner
Keeping Thyme
Renaissance Dance workshop
Stratford Renaissance Dance
Own musician
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Wild Ride
Scottish workshop
Fiona Grant
John Dudley
12.45‑14.00LunchRenaissance Dance performance
Stratford Renaissance Dance
14.00‑15.15French workshop
Steve & Nikki
Confluence
A dance to the music of Thyme
Nigel Close
Keeping Thyme
New Callers' Showcase
John & Rhodri
Albireo
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Purcell's PP
Scottish workshop
Fiona Grant
John Dudley
15.45‑17.00International workshop
Snezana Balkanska
English workshop
Joanna Reiner
Keeping Thyme
New Callers' Showcase
John & Rhodri
Albireo
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Purcell's PP
Singing workshop
James Eisner
17.00‑19.30Break17.00‑18.00
Callers' Round
19.30‑22.30Eastern European
and French
Teachers' Evening

Klerizma & Confluence
Mixed Dance
Trevor Monson
Albireo
English Ball
Joanna Reiner
Purcell's PP
American Dance
Carol Ormand
Wild Ride

TimeSmall HallSmaller GymDance StudioDining HallDrama StudioProvisional
Sunday
9.45‑11.00International workshop
Snezana Balkanska
Waltz workshop
John & Karen Sweeney
Purcell's PP
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Wild Ride
Mixed workshop
Trevor Monson
Albireo
Scottish workshop
Nicola Scott
John Dudley
11.30‑12.45International workshop
Snezana Balkanska
The Dances of Brian Wedgbury
Bernie Culkin
Purcell's PP
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Wild Ride
Mixed workshop
Trevor Monson
Albireo
Scottish workshop
Fiona Grant
John Dudley
English Music workshop
Julia Day
12.45‑14.00Lunch
14.00‑15.15International workshop
Karin Bellaart
English workshop
Joanna Reiner
Albireo
French workshop
and Bal

Steve & Nikki
Confluence
American workshop
Rhodri Davies
Wild Ride
Scottish Ball
Fiona Grant
Nicola Scott
John Dudley
English Music workshop
Julia Day
15.45‑17.00International workshop
Karin Bellaart
English workshop
Joanna Reiner
Purcell's PP
American workshop
Carol Ormand
Wild Ride
Singing Workshop
James Eisner
17.00‑19.30Break17.00‑18.00
Callers' Round
19.30‑22.30Mixed Eastern
European Dance

Bob Robinson
Klerizma
Mixed Dance
Joanna Reiner
Keeping Thyme
American Dance
Carol Ormand
Albireo
400 Years' Ball
Rhodri Davies
Purcell's PP

Some people wear costume or smart dress for the Balls, but you don't have to!

Workshops

Workshop descriptions will be added here, so that the whole programme can be viewed or printed in one go.

Carol Ormand:  Your choice

See Your choice for a list of 9 possible workshops — we'd like feedback from you on which you would prefer!

Joanna Reiner:  Your choice

See Your choice for a list of 10 possible workshops — we'd like feedback from you on which you would prefer!

Nigel Close:  A dance to the music of Thyme

Usually, callers send musicians a list of the dances for which they require music.
But, for this workshop, Keeping Thyme have sent Nigel Close a list of favourite tunes for him to put dances to.
So it's a mixed bag of mystery dances; but you can be sure that the music will be great!

Bernie Culkin:  The Dances of Brian Wedgbury

Brian Wedgbury (1928-2002) had a wide-ranging interest in many forms of dance but his great love was ballet.  This love is reflected in the striking visual aspects of his dances, similar to the theatrical style of Thomas Bray (1699).  The Playford-style dances in this workshop will appeal to dancers who enjoy dances that change the orientation of the set, like to pay attention to the finer details and embrace the challenge of something different from the norm.

John and Karen Sweeney:  Contra — How to be a Wonderful Partner, including Attitude and Style

Tips and techniques to be a wonderful partner!  Exploring timing and connection to make the dance more enjoyable for everyone.  Plus American style, innovation, flourishes and twirls, with lots of fun dances to practice your new skills.

John and Karen Sweeney:  Waltz — Freestyle waltzing for everyone

You don't need any previous waltz experience to join in — we will be teaching the basics at the beginning of the workshop. Then, once everyone can walk in waltz time, we will show you lots more variations you can add to your repertoire. It's easier than you think to look great on the dance-floor!

Trevor Monson

Trevor's workshops haven't got a theme, but will consist mainly of dances that are not normally danced at evening dances for various reasons.  These will be mainly English dances, plus the occasional American contra or square, or even a Welsh dance.