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!”

Sunday Practice Success!

With further lifting of restrictions on the horizon and the idea of everyone meeting as a group again soon to be a reality, the Worthing Larks have been practicing very hard to prepare ourselves for our first dance out of the year, for which planning is underway. Today we had two practice sessions of 6Continue reading “Sunday Practice Success!”

Happy as a Lark to be Dancing Again

Along with lockdown restrictions lifting, the Worthing Larks have flown enthusiastically back to Downsbrook to dance once more. Hooray! Practicing in sixes has been challenging, and for the last few weeks we have been out bi-weekly in various groups and weathers (including a snow shower!) to start mastering our core dances once more in preparationContinue reading “Happy as a Lark to be Dancing Again”

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!”