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Larks About Town

The return to performing has been a very busy time for Worthing Larks, as it has for various other morris sides up and down the country who have had to re-establish themselves in their local areas in a variety of different ways now that restrictions have lifted. Some Sides have taken a gentle approach toContinue reading “Larks About Town”

Offington Roundabout

Today, a group of 8 Worthing Larks met at Downsbrook so that we could learn a dance the Squire had written for the Side called Offington Roundabout. The dance is named after an actual roundabout in the Worthing area and also takes inspiration directly from road layouts, including figures such as Crossroads, Mini Roundabouts andContinue reading “Offington Roundabout”

What a Lark!

For the last week the Bag has secretly been slaving over her sewing machine to produce a Lark costume for the Side to use as our Beast mascot when out and about, and tonight surprised everyone at practice by turning up wearing it. What a lark! The Squire, in on the surprise, was ready withContinue reading “What a Lark!”

Happy May Day 2021

As Worthing Larks were unable to dance together today, due to Covid 19 restrictions, Eliza the Squire decided that she would instead welcome in the May with a solo jig. Unfortunately she didn’t quite get the memo to see in the sunrise and her jig didn’t take place until Midday due to a pre-meditated lie-in,Continue reading “Happy May Day 2021”

Riley Windsor

As we are now in full Lockdown in the UK, and unable to meet due to this, the Larks Squire and Foreman have been collaborating to produce a series of stepping and jig tutorial videos. Here is one of our outtakes from the dance Betty Windsor, featuring Riley the dog, who decided that she wantedContinue reading “Riley Windsor”

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!”

Success!

This weekend, after several extremely productive practices, in which we reshuffled our signature dance of South Australia to be Covid-friendly in sets of 4, we are proud to announce that two of our younger Apprentices earned their very first badges! Congratulations guys! This has been a great achievement for them as the younger members haveContinue reading “Success!”

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!”

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