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Shrewsbury Morris are offering their next taster session on Thursday October 3rd 2019. We know lots of you may have questions to ask so please have a look at the FAQs below.

         SHREWSBURY MORRIS TASTER SESSION FAQ’s

Q:    When is this taking place?

A:       Thursday 3rd October.

Q:    Where is this taking place?

A:       Oakmeadow CE Primary School, Longmeadow Road, Bayston Hill SY3 0NU.

Q:    What time is this happening?

A:       The evening will start at 8.00pm and finish at 9.45pm.

Q:    Is there parking?

A:       There is a large car-park. Please use the back entrance into the school. There will be signs to guide you.

Q:    What should I wear?

A:       Trainers and comfortable clothing suitable for exercise eg T-shirts, leggings, track suits, shorts.

Q:    What should I bring with me?

A:       A water bottle would be sensible. All other equipment etc will be provided.

Q:    Do we need to book in advance?

A:       No you don’t need to book. However we do quite like to know if people are coming – so a quick email/phone-call/DM is nice to us. However if you don’t do this – please do just turn up on the night.

Q:    What will happen during the evening?

A:       Shrewsbury Morris will teach everyone some of their simpler Morris dances. Shrewsbury Morris usually dance as separate male/female teams but for our Taster Sessions everyone dances together. There will be some ‘big stick’ dances and some handkerchief dances – and depending on numbers maybe other things too! Shrewsbury Morris also have a clog dancing team but we do not teach clog dancing at Taster Sessions.

Q:    Who can come to the Taster Session?

A:       Shrewsbury Morris are mainly an adult side however we also welcome younger members if they are interested and can keep up. Currently our youngest member is aged 14 years. For our Taster Sessions we welcome those aged 10 years and above. Parents please note that this is an evening event. The event will involve a fair amount of physical exercise – if you are not used strenuous exercise we ask you to take care of yourself.

Q:    How much does it cost?

A:       Taster Sessions are free of charge

Q:    Why is this happening?

A:       Shrewsbury Morris regularly run Taster Sessions for people to ‘have go’ and find out more about Morris dancing. We love what we do and we love to share this with others. However like all Morris teams we are always on the look out for new members. Some who come to our Taster Sessions decide to join Shrewsbury Morris and others decide to just enjoy the Taster Session.

For those who decide they would like to do more – Thursday evenings at Oakmeadow School are our weekly practice sessions. People are welcome to come along for a few weeks after this and find out whether Shrewsbury Morris is for them or not. Apart from our weekly practice sessions we do of course regularly perform in public. We do not take fees or ask for regular commitment until people are ready to dance out in public.

Shrewsbury Morris are comprised of three team: Shrewsbury Bull & Pump Morris Men, The Shrewsbury Lasses and Shrewsbury Clog. We mainly dance as single sex teams. Membership of Shrewsbury Clog is via Shrewsbury Morris. All Cloggers are first and foremost Morris Dancers!

Shrewsbury Morris also encourage all members to play musical instruments/percussion – we do not usually accept non-dancing members as musicians.

For any further information please contact the leaders of Shrewsbury Morris:

Bev Langton  bev.langton@talk21.com      07799 408297 

Ray Langton ray.langton@talk21.com        07747 863284

Or visit our website: www.shrewsburymorris.co.uk

Or check out our social media sites:

www.facebook.com/shrewsbury.morris

Twitter @shrewsmorris

Thursday night is practice night at Oak Meadow CE School, Long Meadow, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0NU

Clog from 7.15 – 8.00pm

Morris from 8.00 – 10.00

If you are keen to join us then please contact our Squires – Ray & Bev Langton on 07799 408297 to find out more, or come and chat with us on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll tell you all about it!