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”

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!”

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!”

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!”

Practice…

Last night Larks had our final Tuesday evening practice of the year. As the evenings draw in we’re moving to Sunday mornings – and hoping for a mild winter as we practice all year round!We’re embracing the Rule of Six by developing new dances for 5 people (plus our musician of course). Perhaps one dayContinue reading “Practice…”