We are the Worthing Larks!

The Larks are very excited to announce that, along with an awesome new badge design, we also have a brand new name! No longer will we be Sompting Larks, and instead have chosen to become the Worthing Larks. We feel that this better reflects who we are as a Side, as we both practice andContinue reading “We are the Worthing Larks!”

Larks and Downsbrook

Since Sompting Larks changed from being a youth Side to a fully mixed Morris Side in the summer of 2019, we have been meeting weekly at Downsbrook Primary School (https://www.downsbrook.org/Welcome/) in Broadwater, Worthing to practice dancing. Prior to the pandemic we would meet in the school hall on a Tuesday evening, but once restrictions cameContinue reading “Larks and Downsbrook”

An Egg-celent New Side!

The Larks Foreman, afflicted with cabin fever due to Lockdown, has found a solution to the lack of practice and has hatched a brand new side all of his very own. He managed to scramble a set of 6 together and the first dace he plans to teach, once they are over the initial shellContinue reading “An Egg-celent New Side!”

Lilongwe comes to Worthing…

Today, after having previously shelved our Lilongwe (Malawi) tradition dances due to social distancing and Covid-19, we rekindled our passion for them with a dedicated practice session for two bubbles of dancers and another of musicians. These dances, performed in single steps with interesting figures such as Bonfire and Wigwams, and the unique Dulwich Hey,Continue reading “Lilongwe comes to Worthing…”

First Badge!

Sompting Larks love a reason to celebrate and today we were all exceptionally proud of one of our younger members, who earned her first badge after mastering South Australia, an Adelaide Morris dance in the Adderbury style, and one of our Core Dances. Well done!! If you look very closely you can just about makeContinue reading “First Badge!”

Badges all round!

Today, despite the intermittent spells of rain, we had an extremely productive socially-distanced, outdoor practice with 2 bubbles of dancers and one bubble of musicians. We managed to get through 4 of our core dances and even try out a new one, all in an hour and a half, with lots of the Side earningContinue reading “Badges all round!”

They’ve Fledged!

Today we had the privilege of promoting two of our Apprentices to fully fledged Larks and rewarding them with their braces, as they have each mastered 5 of our core dances. Despite the challenges of practicing through lockdown via Zoom, then outside in the fading light and elements, they have both stuck with us throughContinue reading “They’ve Fledged!”