The Spin Turn with Lynette.

In some respects it’s been a good thing my inherent laziness and nature striking me down with a variety of challenges to my immune system have collaborated to bring you this note about Lynette’s workshop so late. It’s allowed me to have some feedback from some of the attendees. Thankfully, the feedback has been positive. During…

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New Classes Autumn 2018

Paul Parsons Dance is pleased to announce New Beginners Classes at Castle Cary, Frome and Wells for October 2018. Simple, Social, Basic Ballroom, Dancing the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Quickstep and Jive. No previous experience is necessary. These classes are serious about helping you learn to dance, but learning to dance should not be taken…

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Workshop with Lynette Boyce

Hello Everyone. Thank you to all of you who came along to the workshop at the Market House on Saturday which was conducted by Lynette Boyce. I hope you all enjoyed it and gained something from it which you are able to inject into your dancing and enjoy the benefits for many years to come.…

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October 2017 Workshop

An eager, if not slightly nervous, group of battle hardened dancers gathered at Caryford Hall on Sunday 22nd October ready to learn something new and different relating to their dancing. Something which had absolutely nothing to do with steps and, if the session was successful, they would never be able to see in their selves but,…

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Floor craft along with leading and following.

I recently had a meeting with someone who I have known for over twenty years and our conversation, or should I say soliloquy, soon turned to issues which blighted almost all of the twenty years. Afterwards, I thought about how one can see a lesson here which would help us to be better dancers. Floor…

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Autumn 2017

As we tip toe in to September we can feel the excitement building around the edge of the dance floor in the same way Penguins are excited about being the first to jump into the sea to be greeted by Seals! So, who is going to be first to dive onto the floor and Whisk his…

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“I Am”

Probably, the most common comment and observation people make of the self and their dancing is; “I can’t” or “I’m not” I can’t balance, no rhythm, no good, not musical, don’t know the steps. etc etc.  Most people appear to view their own self through negative eyes. The Law of Attraction is a part of our reality of which…

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Step forward or move first?

As humans, attempting to dance, we are far too caught up in the misconception of “Where do I put my foot?” If and when we can start to FEEL our spine, feel it “breathing” downwards towards the floor, feel this relaxing our knees forwards, (it is VITAL to feel the knees moving forwards and not…

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Tea Dance and Cake

No Tea Dance is complete without lashings of Lemon Drizzle Cake or Coffee and Walnut Cake. The Shimmying Shipham Shufflers are blessed with the expert culinary skills of our invisible cake maker Senorita Carolina De Gray. Thank you Carolina xx

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April 2017 Workshop

The key to comfortable dancing and spontaneous floorcraft is understanding the mechanics of swing. This might sound complicated but in fact is very easy when we trust the one process we repeatedly feel – the process is swing. Swing is found in every bar of music you hear. In our workshop we are going to…

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