On Saturday, 1st August a small number of dancers from the Saltash Club in Cornwall got together for their annual Summer walk. A different location is decided on each year but, with this being no ordinary year, the committee made the decision to keep it local and make the start point at my (Rachel’s) house.
Dancing in 2021
The Committee is still very keen to run the Newquay Residential Weekend 19th -21st March 2021 and the Haggis Thrash in May and we are working towards holding these events. We hope we will be able to enjoy dancing again by then.
The “Cornish Hospitality” Project 2019
Spring 2019 saw us running a series of workshops to learn 6 of the dances from our new book of dances “Cornish Hospitality”. The ultimate aim of the workshops was to produce a video of each dance that could be used together with the full instructions and dance diagrams to learn the dances.
The dances chosen were Cornish Hospitality, Tandem to Anvil, Carrick Castles, PZ40, The Lass from Brittany and Mrs Carmichael of Okataina.
To help show the patterns of the dance each couple wears a different coloured top.
This project has been a success for many reasons; the main one being dancers from the length of Cornwall (Liskeard in the East down to Penzance in the West over 60 miles between each group) came to together to enjoy and improve their dancing and to dance with each other, something we do not have an opportunity to do very frequently.
Another series of workshops are planned for this autumn and spring next year to complete the book.
Rosalind McLaughlin, July 2019