Speak Cornish week is coming up soon! 22nd June - 1st July 2018 📣📣📣 Here are some phrases to get practicing!!! 📣📣📣 #speakcornishweek #cornwall #cornish #kernow #cornishdancesociety #kernowbysvykenHere are some phrases to inspire folk to make a short video for Speak Cornish Week, 22nd June - 1st July 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
It is wonderful to see Cornish language classes taking place in a new project covering 15 Cornish schools! We would love to hear if your child has had the opportunity to take part in this project? #cornwall #cornish #kernow #speakcornish #cornishculture #cornishdancesociety
Not long until the AberFest 2018 Cornish/Breton celebration gets underway! Here's some retro 2012 footage of some #cornishdance at the festival.Aberfest started out as Ronnie Fest in memory of Ron Williams who lived in Falmouth. It also celebrates the bond between the Cornish and Bretons, the festiva... ... See MoreSee Less
We made it in the November edition of Cornwall Life! We'll be dancing in the Kescan Lowender concert at Lowender Peran Festival in 2 weeks! November 5th at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay. Hopefully see you there - we'll be around for the whole weekend 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
Plenty of dance workshops going on at Lowender Peran this year, we can't wait! #cornishdanceLook out for our dance workshops where you can have a go at more complicated dances than you would normally get in a ceilidh, taken at a more considered pace with time for questions and picking up the dance style.
On Saturday 4th November, we have Breton and Irish dance workshops, with our visiting groups Taouk Trio and Achrann & the Kilcummin Set Dancers, and some Scottish Highland dancing with Heather Lane.
On Sunday 5th November, we have Manx and Welsh dance workshops, with Skeddan Jiarg and Pen-y-fai, and a Cornish dance workshop with the Bolingey Troyl Band and Dancers.
Dance workshops are £5 per day, which covers all workshops that day.
Lowender peran is around the corner and all the cornish dance teams will be there!Introducing our local Cornish dance teams, promoting and displaying dances of Cornwall - both traditional and choreographed - at this year's Lowender Peran:
Bolingey Troyl Band and Dancers, Tan ha Dowr, Penzance Guizers, Tros an Treys, Kemysk Cornish Dancers, and Hevva.
Many of the teams regularly teach and run open classes, workshops, and troyls (ceili/barn dance). At Lowender Peran Festival, you have 4 days full of it!
Please refer to the website programme for dates and timings for each group's displays. ... See MoreSee Less
If you're in #StIves tomorrow you can see the Penzance Guizers (12pm & 2pm) and Kemysk Cornish Dancers (1.20pm & 3.20pm) dancing outside the New Craftsman Gallery on Fore Street. Come by and say hello 🙂 #CornishDance ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the Cornish Dance Society Have a look some of the events coming up, find out about dance groups in Cornwall, the history of Cornish dance, books available and much more. And if you are not already a
Never be short of a partner for Turkey rhubarb again!
Fleadh Cheoil Britain’s Got Talent judges might not have appreciated the outstanding talent that is Peggie but that hasn’t dampened her enthusiasm for the limelight. The life sized puppet will take to the stage with Des Dillon during #fleadh2017 as part of The Raw Bar Collective on Saturday August 19 at 8pm in Glór.
Tros an Treys is celebrating St Piran's Day this Sunday with the wonderful Raffidy Dumitz Band at St Buryan, so there will be no workshop at Penlee this week. But if you come to the pub in St Buryan there will be lots of dancing to join in with; we're there from 3.30pm! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow (6th Jan) several of Tros an Treys are going up to Boscastle to join with the Raffidy Dumitz Band to Chalk the Mock. There will be masks, veils and weird beasts; there will be haunting Cornish music; there will be guize dancing; there will be Boscastle Breakdown danced on a barrel! From 6ish pm till lateish!! ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday (December 17) is the Penzance Celebration of Light commemorating the birthday of Sir Humphry Davy on December 17, 1778. Sir Humphry was the first person to demonstrate light from electricity, paving the way for the creation of the lightbulb. So, Penzance is preparing for the biggest light procession in the town ever - and there's even some of the displays from the Truro City of Lights coming down. More info to follow.... ... See MoreSee Less
We're dancing tomorrow night at the Acorn Theatre for Traditional Cornish Yuletide Songs, which features the wonderful Bec Applebee and Becca Mordan leading the singing! It looks like a great night, so do come along! It all kicks off at 7.30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Thought this might be of interest....Dance Boards for Sale
City Clickers are selling their lovely set of 20 interlocking dance boards as the team member who was storing them has now moved to a smaller (but perfectly formed) house.
The boards slot together like a jigsaw, but there's no need to take the whole set every time. You just decide how large an area you'll need and then take the corner boards, and the correct number of edges and centre boards to make up the rest of the rectangle. So you could have 2x2, 2x3, 3x3, 3x4, 4x4, or 4x5 with the full set. Once we've laid them out we put a ratchet strap around the edge and tighten it so that there is no chance of them sliding apart when we start dancing on them.
We've enjoyed using them, and they're still in good condition. We think £250 would be a very fair price for the whole set - let us know if you or your team is interested. They would need to be collected from Bristol.
The size of each board is 125cm x 85cm x 3.5cm (multiply this by 20 if you're thinking about the size of a car/van needed to transport them)
Interlocked together the size of each is around 120cm x 79cm making an area of approx 3.95m x 4.8m (This is an estimate as the person storing them doesn't have a large enough garden to lay them out).
There's a picture here that shows us dancing on a part-set of them in Birmingham, just to show how the interlocking works. We put hazard tape around the edge so that people don't trip over them.
If you know any clog/appalacian/rapper dancers (or anyone else) that might be interested please share this with them - thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know you can enter your #cornishdance performance or project in the Gorsedh Kernow Awards?
CREATIVITY AWARDS Creativity connecting with Cornish culture in any media e.g. dance performance project
YOUNG PEOPLES' AWARDS A performance / project using traditional Cornish dance, for example: · using traditional Cornish dances and costume as part of local history project · choreographing a set of Cornish dances for public /video performance · writing a new Cornish dance based on traditional moves and steps for video / public performance
Great weekend at Lowender Peran. The display in the Cultural Expo on Saturday marked a first outing for our new members Jason, Anita, Lucie, Emma and Tony, - well done all! Here's a picture of our enjoyable workshop, with thanks to our great band! ... See MoreSee Less