241 TUTOR: Lilly Sell
Come and enjoy celebrating the different stages of life through a wide variety of dance and music from around the world. The dances are broken down into easy chunks and expertly taught. Some are lively, others are gentle and reflective, but the atmosphere is always relaxed. The tutor will promote a friendly and supportive group where the motto is, 'no mistakes, only variations!' The variety of dance and music is endless, from ancient to modern, classical to contemporary and often with fascinating stories from different cultures to learn along the way. No partner or experience needed.
The course is suitable for both beginners and those who have already experienced Circle Dance. If you are new to Circle Dance, a sense of rhythm is helpful, but otherwise a willingness to "give it a go" is all you need.
The week's programme will include modern and traditional dances from many different countries. There will always be a variety of pace and style, with some dances having just a few steps whilst others need more learning. Dances will be repeated later in the session or the next day, with everyone's favourite dances included in Friday's programme.
After the first day, subsequent sessions will be carefully planned, with the pace and interests of the group always in mind.
What do dancers love about Circle Dance? "I forget all my day to day worries" "it simply enhances my life" "it's magical - so calming and the music is just beautiful".
In Circle Dance we are mostly dancing joined in a circle. However, if we still need to stay distanced due to Covid-19, I will make sure all the dances I choose are 'Covid-friendly'
I.e.: I will make sure that we can dance safely by keeping the required distance from each other. I will achieve this by choosing appropriate dances where we don't come into close contact, perhaps choreographing or re-choreographing dances as needed.
Lilly is a highly qualified and experienced teacher. She runs three thriving Circle Dance groups in Oxfordshire, and has taught extensively in the UK and abroad, running both residential courses and day or weekend workshops. About Lilly's teaching: "Lilly is amazing and has such a calm way of teaching which is very clear and makes it easy to pick up the steps".
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM