Renaissance & Morris Dance
Dear Dancers and Parents;
The Merry Missives of Moscow have been invited to perform at Moscow Charter School’s annual Winter Festival, to be held on the evening of Thursday, February 6. We will be performing a combination of English Country Dances (ECD) and Morris dances for 2 sets, with the first set performing from 5:30 to 5:50, and the second set performing from 6:30 to 6:50pm.
The Winter Festival will be an Open House format, with open classrooms, food sold by the Plant Club, and alternating performances between the Marimba Club, and the Merry Missives.
Costumes will be the Morris “kit”, consisting of: MCS Merry Missive T-shirts, decorated straw hats, black skirts and white tights for girls and black knickers (which I have) for boys; and ribbon arm bands and bell pads for Morris dancers.
Due to the shortened rehearsal time between now and the Festival, dance classes will combine both ECD and Morris dances, with beginners participating in the dance from 3:15 to 3:45, and advanced dancers practicing until 4:30pm, both on Wednesdays and Fridays. Following is the dance class practice schedule:
Wed. Jan. 22-- 3:15—4:30pm
Wed. Jan. 29-- 3:15—4:30pm
Fri. Jan. 31-- 3:15—4:30pm
**Wed. Feb. 5-- 3:15—4:30pm—Dress Rehearsal—ALL DANCERS STAY UNTIL 4:30PM
• The Merry Missives have also been invited to perform at Friendship Square, as part of the kick-off of Moscow’s annual Community Walk, on Saturday morning, April 26. More news will be forthcoming of the details, as we get closer to the event. Although we will only be doing 2 dances, I am hoping to have the dancers ready to dance a Morris Longsword dance (wood swords only this year!) as one of the dances.
Thank you for your continued support of your children’s dancing.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Free After-School Dance Lessons
English Country Dance
& Morris Dance
When: Every Wednesday
Beginners: 3:10 - 3:35pm
Advanced: 3:35 - 4:15pm
Where: MCS Multi-Purpose Room
Who: children of all ages
Questions: Janet Granja