Morris Dancing comes to Cotes Heath

Bells on her toes: Sue (l) performing with Glorishears Of Brummagem

Sticks and bells are provided – bring your own hankies! Cotes Heath resident Sue Bell is a long-standing member of Glorishears Of Brummagem Morris Dancers from Birmingham and has over 20 years experience of dancing, teaching and playing music for the morris.

   Sue will be running workshops, starting in September, for absolute novices at Cotes and Standon Village Hall, Station Road, Cotes Heath, thanks to a grant from Staffordshire County Council Local Communities Fund and support of the village hall committee.

  The classes will start from scratch, learning basic steps, figures and sticking and are suitable for all adults.  No previous experience is needed and participants do not need to bring a partner.  Sue will be providing the necessary equipment in the form of sticks and bells.  Those taking part will need to wear loose clothing and suitable footwear such as training shoes.

  Sue taught adult education classes for a number of years and insists anyone can master the basics of the dance after just a few practices.  Morris dancing is a good way to get some exercise and lighten the spirits.

  Sue will be teaching a variety of simple morris dances from the Cotswolds and the Welsh border regions, and others from East Anglia based on English country dances.

  Weekly sessions start at 7.30 pm on Thursday 19th September and will run through to December.  The cost will be £1 per person per night which includes refreshments. For satnav users, the village hall’s postcode is ST21 6RS.

For further information, please contact Sue on 01782 791 673 or email suebell28@aol.com.