Free Workshops in the Fall

The Fool

Every year Berkeley Morris hosts a series of FREE workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience is needed, and all are welcome! Workshops are taught by members of Berkeley Morris, or friends of ours from the local (or not so local) dance community. Come to one, or attend them all. Join us afterwards for revelry and libations somewhere nearby.

Each workshop will teach a particular style or tradition of Morris, and you don’t have to have attended an earlier workshop to attend a later one (but of course you’ll want to!). The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year, so if you attended last year, come back for something new!.

Workshops for 2023 are ready to go! These are the three Tuesdays:

  • September 12, Talitha and Julia teaching the Fieldtown tradition
  • September 19 Randall teaching Border Morris
  • September 26 Still TBD, watch this space for updates

They will be at 7:30 pm, outdoors in Albany Memorial Park near the tennis courts. It’s a small park and we’re a big group, so we should be easy to find. That’s at Portland and Ramona in Albany, CA, here in the East Bay, easiliy accessible from the Buchanan Street exit from I-80.

We’d ask you to either have a negative COVID test the day of the workshop or wear a mask, and feel free to wear a mask if you’re more comfortable with that.

Interested in morris dancing after workshops are over?

Morris dancing is a lot of fun! If you think you might be interested in joining a team, talk to us. Performing with us is a big commitment, but is also quite rewarding*. Send us a note if you’d like to come check out one of our weekly Tuesday practices.

*We practice year-round, perform almost every weekend during Spring and early Summer, and wear an outfit that’s sort of silly (but really, it’s quite fetching).

Even if you aren’t interested in a team commitment, we look forward to dancing with you at a workshop.