When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 9:00pm
Where: The Ship Pub, Soloman’s Lane, St. John’s, NL
Admission: $5 (FREE for DanceNL members)
DanceNL is proud to partner with the Folk Arts Society’s Folk Night at the Ship to present an NL Moves workshop and presentation: International Folk Dance with Ainsley
Folk dances evolve naturally within a culture as a way for community members to relax, celebrate, worship, or mark a rite of passage. As a pastime, international folk dance allows people of all ages to enjoy the music and dances of countries around the world. This workshop will cover a variety of lively circle dances from Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia and more and is intended for dancers of all ability levels. Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Ainsley has studied the dances of the Middle East for over a decade, training with expert instructors from around the world, including Ranya Renée, Morocco, Mahmoud Reda, Artemis Mourat, and Reyhan Tuzsuz. She taught Middle Eastern dance through Yale University’s recreation program for three years and has performed in venues throughout Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.
Ainsley’s lesson will be accompanied by Folk Night crowd favourite Dave Panting.
NL Moves is a workshop series by DanceNL designed to expose the general public to many different dance genres while promoting wellness and physical activity. NL Moves workshops are led by DanceNL members and highlight some of the amazing work and skills of the dancers and movers of the province.
Folk Night happens every Wednesday night. The music goes from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm and features two sets by a solo performer or group. During the break amateurs and professionals from the audience get up on stage to play tunes, sing songs, recite or contribute in their own unique way. The crowd is usually loaded (with musicians) and the entertainment is consistently good. There is also the opportunity to win door prizes including CDs, T-shirts, books and concert tickets!
DanceNL is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first sectoral dance association. DanceNL’s mandate is “to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activities throughout the province.” Formed in 2009, DanceNL is working towards forging connections between dance professionals and enthusiasts across Newfoundland and Labrador, generating relevant programs and initiatives and promoting and gaining recognition for the province’s rich, varied and vibrant dance scene.
For more information please contact:
Project Administrator, DanceNL