The Green Willow Clog Dancers are inviting everyone to come and try traditional North West Clog Dancing any Thursday evening throughout November.
The unique dance tradition originated in the industrial towns of North West England in the early nineteenth century. The dances were danced on mill holidays and festivals. Clogs were worn every day in the mills and for dancing too. Some dances Green Willow performs come from the early days of the tradition; others have been composed more recently. The dances are performed mostly to original tunes played on melodeons, recorder and drum. Green Willow is helping to keep the tradition alive.
Green Willow Clog Dancers have been dancing around South Devon for over 30 years. During the winter the team practises in Dartington and from May to the beginning of September performs at pubs, festivals, shows and tourist hot spots. Every year the team raises money for a local charity.
Clog dancing is a good way to keep fit, to socialise, make new friends and to discover new places and events.
Everyone will be really welcome on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of November
from 8.00 – 9.00pm at Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington, Totnes.
Come and try it! Musicians of all kinds welcome too!
For more information contact Marilyn on 01803 524110
Date: Thursday, November 01, 2012
Repeats: Every Week until Thursday, November 29, 2012
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