Village delegations learn the Morris Dance

The Newcastle delegation prepare to dance

All three Leeds delegations heading off shortly to Villages around the world gathered at Roundhay High School to learn the Morris Dance. They will perform this on National Night at Village. Like hundreds of Leeds children before them, they donned straw hats and union jack ribbons, tied bells to their knees and picked up their sticks. Thanks to industrious parents who have worked incredibly hard to produce great costumes, they all looked immaculate and ready to represent their city and country to children from other countries and cultures.

Sue Talbot, parent of a 2005 delegate who taught the sessions said “The children were very enthusiastic. I thought they picked the dance up really quickly and I had great fun teaching it. Now all it needs is practice!”

Watch this video of the Amsterdam’s delegation performance:

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