Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2017-18 Contents 80S DANCE
Grab your leotard and tights, it’s 80s
dance workshop time! Think hilarious
choreography, theatrical craziness, eye-
opening costumes, unique creativity, and
good vibes, all to spot-on 80s music. All
ages (Circadia offers 20 places only).
FRI – SUN CIRCADIA 2:15PM
MON DANCEHALL 11:00AM CIRCADIA
AMERICAN CONTRA FAMILY DANCE
Historically, contra dance is English
country dancing disguised as an
American/French colonial dance.
No partner or dance experience is
necessary as a caller leads the way.
SUN DANCEHALL 5:45PM
AFRICAN GHANAIAN DANCE
Samuel Nii Oblah Shawa teaches the
beautiful Ghanaian rhythms and dances, so
African music and cultural heritage is not lost.
SUN DANCEHALL 2:30PM
AFRO BEAT DANCE
Join Unbreakable Dance Crew to learn
an exuberant modern African style dance
with very energetic dance moves.
SAT DANCEHALL 1:15PM
Join Sambaliscious for a high energy
experience mixing Afro-Brazilian dance
with its close relation, Brazilian Samba.
WED DANCEHALL 12NOON
ARGENTINEAN TANGO DANCE
Sensual and passionate, the Argentine
tango is a dance that captures hearts
with its intoxicating music and blend of
flowing and staccato movements. Learn
a fast-paced, progressive combination.
Clean dance shoes are recommended.
FRI DANCEHALL 4:15PM
BALINESE RITUAL DANCE
Explore traditional Balinese culture through
ritual dance. The dances are a subtle
combination of body, spirit and feelings in
motion. Facial expression and eye movement
all reflect the character of the dance.
Gamelan music accompanies this workshop.
THUR DANCEHALL 3:00PM
BALINESE RITUAL KECAK: THE
This is a rare opportunity to participate in
what was originally a trance ritual, often
called Ramayana Monkey Chant. The
accompanying music is everyone’s voice
coming together in overlapping rhythms.
WED DANCEHALL 3:00PM
Bollywood is India’s Hollywood- vibrant, energetic
and diverse. The dance is an excellent workout,
and can be done by absolutely anybody. Join the
Bollywood experts for an energetic and uplifting
workshop, and be prepared to sweat it out.
THUR DANCEHALL 1:00PM
BRAZILIAN FORRÓ DANCE
Enjoy dancing one of Brazil’s most popular
party dances. The fun, sensual, exciting
partner dance, Forró is a easy-to-learn
dance, loved throughout northern Brazil.
FRI DANCEHALL 2:45PM
BRAZILIAN SAMBA DANCE
Experience the beautiful feminine art of
Brazilian Samba with Australia’s Samba muse
Mishel Finlayson, by working through simple
samba steps and body movements.
THUR DANCEHALL 2:30PM
CUBAN URBAN SALSATON DANCE
Dance to popular Cuban music influenced by
Afro, Salsa, Hip-hop and other contemporary
influences. Get your body moving and let
loose as Salsa morphs into Salsaton.
SAT DANCEHALL 4:15PM
CUBAN-NEW YORK CHACHACHA
Get your Westside Story experience with
the Cuban underground rhythms from New
York City. ChaChaCha is vibrant and fun,
combining syncopated footwork with cheeky,
playful body movement. Beginners may be
challenged, however everyone is welcome.
Clean dance shoes are recommended.
THUR DANCEHALL 10:00AM
CUBAN SALSA - RUEDA DE CASINO
In the streets of Cuba, this unique Salsa style
is a popular social form of group dancing.
All moves learned in the Rueda circle can be
danced solo or one-on-one with a partner,
making it really social and super fun!
FRI DANCEHALL 1:15PM
DANCE LIKE THE CELESTIAL
In Indian classical mythology, Mohini, the
enchantress, tricked and beguiled demons
to save humanity and divinity using her
feminine beauty. Learn the graceful, feminine
movements of Mohiniattam dance.
FRI DANCEHALL 10:15AM
DANCE WORKSHOP WITH EILEEN
102 year old dancer, choreographer, costume
designer, painter and writer Eileen Kramer
is creating another dance work. This is an
absolutely unique opportunity to join Eileen
as she guides in movement mastery.
SUN BLUE LOTUS 12:15PM
DANZA ITALIANA FAMILY DANCE
Be transported to dancing in forgotten fishing
villages, moonlit olive groves, piazzas and
family weddings. Celebrate a truly spaghetti-
and-meatballs Italian cultural experience
with great music and lots of dancing.
FRI DANCEHALL 5:45PM
EGYPTIAN ORIENTAL BELLYDANCE
One of Australia’s most experienced
bellydance teachers Tamara Taylor teaches
foundation body movements and basic steps in
combinations and variations, so you can move
with ease and express the music in dance when
Shanasheel’s fine musicians begin to play.
THUR DANCEHALL 7:15PM
ENGLISH LINKED SWORDS DANCE
This traditional Yorkshire dance has 6-8
dancers linked in a circle by swords moving
over or under each other in a pattern. The
climax is making and displaying a sword
lock. How does this work? Come and see.
MON DANCEHALL 12:30PM
FAREWELL BUSH DANCE
Let this be your last festival memory- of
merriment and great dancing fun. It is a
chance to farewell friends for another year
by dancing to called dances with rhythmic
lyrical and sometimes riotous, bush music.
MON DANCEHALL 6:30PM
Embody the dance. Move your energy to
help release and heal your body in the
beautiful motion of dance and therapy.
MON BLUE LOTUS 3:30PM
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