Cornish Dance in Schools Project

Cornwall has a rich heritage of traditional dance which reflects its social history and industrial geography. The aim of this project is to introduce beginners to these dances. Previous knowledge though helpful is not necessary.This pack is designed to help teachers engage children with Cornwall’s dancing tradition. There are eight dances in this pack which are selected and adapted to teach children basic steps and patterns of Cornish dance. Each dance in this pack has a set of dance instructions with music score; a video of children performing the dance; and an audio recording of the music for teachers to use with their own pupils.

Cornish Dance in Schools Project
Project Lead: Alison Davey

With special thanks to Merv Davey, Brian Young for the video production,  and musicians of various Cornish bands for the audio files.

For more information about Cornish Dance see:
Cornish Dance Society: www.cornishdancesociety.com
An Daras: Cornish Folk Arts Project: www.an-daras.com

 


Seiners’ Dance

Seiners Dance - Audio download mp3 (8 downloads) (Click on link to download MP3 format)

 

Cornish Dances For Schools- Seiners Dance – Dance Instructions (pdf)

Newlyn Wheel – Beginners

Newlyn Wheel (11 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Cornish Dances For Schools- Newlyn Wheel– Dance Instructions (pdf)

Newlyn Wheel Complete Dance

Newlyn Wheel (11 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Cornish Dances For Schools- Newlyn Wheel – Dance Instructions (pdf)

Cornish Meeting Dance

Cornish Meeting Dance (7 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Bolingey Furry Dance

Bolingey Furry (7 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Cornish Dances For Schools-Bolingey Furry– Dance Instructions (pdf)

Mr Martin’s Reel

Mr Martin's Reel (7 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Cornish Dances For Schools-Mr Martin’s Reel– Dance Instructions (pdf)

Old Hand in Hand

Old Hand in Hand (7 downloads) (Click on link to download MP3 format)

 

Cornish Dances For Schools- Old Hand in Hand – Dance Instructions (pdf)

Cornish Express

Cornish Express (8 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)

Cornish Dances For Schools-Cornish-Express – Dance Instructions (pdf)

North Cornwall Furry Dance

North Cornwall Furry Dance (7 downloads)  (Click on link to download MP3 format)