- DROP BY - on any day / evening : Be welcomed - whichever day - at ANY time ! - Stay for ALL or for ANY part of the Long Weekend !
OurCatering lets you enjoy all this without need to prepare sandwiches, cook at home, or seek food. Theextended weekend explores varied traditional folk activities& dancefrom around the world. Welcome to the white and raftered hall in this beautiful English Warwickshire village. We're ALL learners at some activity: Many are experienced in some aspect of dance/music: We have skills to share. Join and participate with us in the dancing, music & song. Young people up to 16yrs carry on the future in folk traditions. At Great Alne, you may take part with an accompanying adult at NO extra cost
At Great Alne, you can sample a wide range of different kinds of dancing: Some general International Dancing with Nel takes place EVERY day -
The INDOOR pic [in changing title pics above] was of Nel's 2009 visit. Best if you can, meet Nel on the quieter Friday afternoon, or Monday. Three Evenings of Social Dancing - On Fri evening we'll mainly dance in American Contra style. More general social dancing is on Sat & Sun evenings. BOOK / or just COME & ENJOY these events. VISITORS are welcomed at anytime - You receive more individual attention Fri afternoon & especially the quieter Monday. Should it be wet out, we dance Morris & around the Maypole INDOORS. It's convivial, and we always provide a variety of different dancing.
Workshops You'll find Morris Dancing, Song groups and Handbells outside when we have sunny weather! Song workshops in parallel take place on Sat & Sun whilst dancing is in the hall. Workshops in dance, music, song & much more are through Friday afternoon & daytimes on Sat, Sun, & Monday.
Why Great Alne Long-Weekend happens: 1)To foster contacts ABROAD. Topromote friendship & understanding through sharing folk dance, music & song.
2)To give opportunities for dancers, musicians and everyone coming to try out different skills.
It's a chance for you to try doing something new!
So when you visit for a particular dance or workshop, why not come sooner and sample something else too. Or perhaps instead, stay to sample what comes next.
No matter if the standard seems at some times to be high. Better dancers/musicians/singers are there to SHARE their skills. And do please bring an instrument to try a few tunes in the friendly company of the occasional music workshop. "Great Alne" is organised as an opportunity to discover, exchange to pass-on these joys & skills.
3) Gt Alne Long Weekendaims ESPECIALLY to give young participants an idea of the fulfillment - That is to be found in active participation in all kinds of folk dance, folk music and traditional songs.
We hope to encourage all to come sharing a tolerant spirit - Allowing everyone to enjoy the activities, and to be able to sample something different. The PRICE STRUCTURE tries to reflect these principles. The workshop leaders are not paid. - Most leaders who regularly contribute just enjoy the weekend by participating in the workshops of others.