?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Maypole weekend

 I'm going to be pretty croaky by Sunday evening.

Today I'm teaching maypole and longsword dancing at a local school.  I do this every year on Wednesday afternoons in the run up to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.  The children will perform on Saturday at the festival and they always do me proud.

Saturday, I'm calling maypole at the Dorset Venison Fair for two half hour sessions.

Sunday, I'm calling maypole at a private event at Rockley Park and teaching a longsword workshop as well.

May bank holiday weekend is always a busy time.  We turned down a request for May 1st as we knew we'd be knackered by then.  (We being Anonymous Morris, who will be dancing at the two weekend events)

The catch is that calling for dances, even using a mike, always leaves me with a rough voice.   Time to get out the glycerine!

This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth where it has comment count unavailable comments.

Tags:

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
sallymn
Apr. 26th, 2017 07:52 am (UTC)
That sounds like it is going to be rough on the throat, but fun!
watervole
Apr. 26th, 2017 08:22 am (UTC)
It can be fun, but it depends very much on the group you get. All adults is fun (but rare), all children is at least consistent.

The real frustration is when you get some keen adults, but in a group that also contains small children. Maypole has to go at the pace of the worst dancer, so teenagers get bored.

I rarely get to teach the more complex dances.
sallymn
Apr. 26th, 2017 09:03 pm (UTC)
That would get difficult, I can see...
( 3 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Judith
watervole
Judith Proctor

Tags

Page Summary

Latest Month

May 2017
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Ideacodes