Folk Dance Workshop

Willunga Show Hall, Saturday September 28, 2013

The annual Dance Workshop for STARS was held on Saturday 28 September which coincided with the Football Grand Final so those who came to the Show Hall were there to learn some new moves.


The gracious Rae Marnham and her group Zhivana came from Adelaide in full Bulgarian Costume which they had made and gave the enthusiastic audience a 20 minute concert of folk dances from Bulgaria which seemed very energetic but lovely to watch.   It was time for the group to teach some simple dances from all over the world and everyone joined in keen to do well.   We managed to learn three dances and then enjoyed a tea break before attempting some Latino styles.


Lynne Willis who is a Latino, Zumba and salsa expert proceeded to show her technical excellence and fast pace while the audience considered joining in.   Rae and her group loved the challenge of very fast music and amazing hip movement while some of the others were decidedly out of breath.


Rae commented that the STARS Dance Workshop group is the most enthusiastic and refreshing that they have experienced in all of their years of teaching folk dance.


The day concluded with Zhivana teaching some Scottish folk dances including the Gay Gordon, Pleased to Meet you and more.  


STARS will host Zhivana again next year and the Show Hall venue with a wonderful wooden floor proved to be popular.


Thanks to Lynne Willis and Rae Marnham and her group for an interesting and entertaining afternoon.


Let the pictures do the talking.....