The Morris, Longsword and Rapper Dance programs at Revels provide sememster-long weekly dance experiences for children, tweens, and teens. Taught by a variety of folk dance enthusiasts, participants of this program will learn traditional dances and also experiment with some creative modern variations of the dance forms.
For children ages 8 and up
Fall: The fall semester has been cancelled. Check back in December for the winter semester.
4:00 to 5:15 pm
Morris Dancing is a traditional dance form from England, typically danced by men in sets of 6, and is an athletic type of dance. Modern Morris Dance teams consist of enthusiastic groups of men, women, and children of all ages. Morris Dancing involves stick clashes, high leaps, and learning to move in figures in the set with your fellow dance team members.
Weekly rehearsals involve lots of movement and action. We will have many laughs while getting down to work on learning fun dances which have been danced for hundreds of years, and probably make up a few new dances ourselves as well. You should wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers. To participate in this class you must be 8 years old or older by September 2014.
There will be many Morris Dance performance opportunities throughout the year, including but not limited to: Twelfth Night at Revels, NEFFA (New England Folk Festival), May Day at sunrise on the banks of the Charles River, The Gingerale (a gathering in Boston of all the kids' Morris Teams in New England), Mayfair in Harvard Square, and participation in the Revels performance at Perkins each spring.