Every year Berkeley Morris hosts a series of FREE workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience is needed, and all are welcome! Workshops are taught by members of Berkeley Morris, or friends of ours from the local (or not so local) dance community. Come to one, or attend them all. Join us afterwards at the Jupiter Pub at 2181 Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley.
Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don't have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you'll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new!.
Workshops for 2017 will be held on the following dates (all are Tuesdays beginning at 7:30pm):
- September 12 - Jonathan Coxhead will be teaching fieldtown Valentine and Trunkles
- September 19 - Kitchen Sink Molly is coming to teach for the day!
- September 26 - our own Kate Bendick will be teaching the Lichfield tradition
Interested in morris dancing after workshops are over?
Morris dancing is a lot of fun! If you think you might be
interested in joining a team, talk to us. Performing with us is a big
commitment, but is also quite rewarding*. Send us a note if you'd like to
come check out one of our weekly Tuesday practices.
*We practice year-round, perform almost every weekend during Spring and early Summer, and wear an outfit that's sort of silly (but really, it's quite fetching).
Even if you aren't interested in a team commitment, we look forward to dancing with you at a workshop.