A weekend to relax between Summer and Autumn, sharing circle dance together in a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Will include some live music.
HIRING THE ROOKHOW CENTRE
Please note I just use this venue once a year, I
am not the proprietor. You can contact the Rookhow Centre on 01229
You can download the info on this
page (i.e. the 2005 details) as a leaflet in .rtf format (reads in
OpenOffice.org or MS Word);
- with the graphic of Rookhow Centre
(as above) 371k, looks nicer, takes longer to download
the graphic 35k
We offer a flexible programme. As well as dancing to recorded and live music, options
in previous years included -
* singing to start the day
* drumming workshop or session
* sessions outside if the weather is good
* quiet space in yurt in the woods
* time to explore the area.
Other possible 2005 options to be decided! Maybe an
extra session of dance with attention to posture?
Some dance experience is needed.
Rookhow, originally an 18C Quaker Meeting House and Stables, sits in 12 acres of woodland in the hamlet of Rusland, only a mile from the borders of the Grizedale Forest, Lakeland. We will also have use of the Parish Rooms for dancing.
Click for location
map at www.streetmap.co.uk.
The main sleeping area is in single beds in 2 small, comfortable dorms at the Rookhow centre. Several double rooms are also available next door at 'The Old Vicarage', where local dancer Nigel Woodhouse lives; an extra night's stay here before or after the event may be possible.
There are some camping spaces; some non-residential places may be
available. Ring for details.
Helen Oak leads dance groups in Greater Manchester
and Cheshire and has for many years led special seasonal celebrations,
combining her love of circle dance, song and live music. She is a
powerful and sensitive vocalist and also plays drum or recorder in the
Paul Boizot lives in Sheffield and has taught since 1992. He is noted for clear teaching and humour. His choreographies include Ever-Flowing Spring, Wise Maid, Twilight, and Butterfly Jig. He particularly likes Balkan and Greek traditional dances as well as some modern ones. He sings, drums and plays bouzouki.
Prices sorry, these have gone up by £4 per person for 2005 to
reflect increases in the price of hiring the Rookhow Centre. Please
note the deadline for the "early booking discount" is 2
weeks earlier than before.
£74 at Rookhow if booked by July 30th
£86 at Old Vicarage if booked by July 30th
£10 surcharge after that date
Deposit of £30 (non returnable)
Note: Residential space limited to approx. 20 spaces - so book early!
Bring food to share so that we can all help with catering (vegetarian).
Arrivals: from 4.30pm Fri for dancing @ 8.00
Departure: 4.00pm Sunday at the very latest!
Further details/ bookings
Paul Boizot, 9 Sturton Rd, Sheffield S4 7DE
0114 256 1708
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can download the info on this
page as a leaflet in rtf format (reads in MS Word, OpenOffice.org,
last updated 24.07.08
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