Dance through the ages

Saturday 10 February 2018


The course

Dance the dances that would have been enjoyed by those who lived in many of the Museum’s houses, from medieval times to the 20th century. Find out who danced them. Were there different dances for ordinary working people and the gentry? And did costume have any effect on the style of the dance? All the dances will all be easy to learn and fun to perform.

The tutors

Gail Duff and Bing Lyle have been promoting folk music and traditions throughout Sussex and Kent for over 25 years. They specialise in relating their teaching to place, landscape and heritage. Recent clients include Sussex Traditions, Woodland Wildlife Hidden Histories and Kent Orchards for Everyone.

Bing and Gail not only teach, but also perform and take part in many of the customs that they introduce to others. They are both singers and musicians and Gail runs Rabble Folk Theatre, a group of actors and Morris dancers, who regularly perform at the Museum.

Participant information

This is an intergenerational workshop. The sessions are priced for two people booking together and the minimum age is 7 years.

It is advisable for participants to wear warm layers.

Fee and refreshments

£60 for two people, to include tuition, teas and coffees and entry to the Museum. Vegetarian refreshments will be provided, if you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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