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The Cajun Dawgs open St Mary's 'HAVE A GO' Series

The Cajun Dawgs open St Mary's 'HAVE A GO' Series

St. Mary in the Castle launches monthly “Have a Go” dance series.

This month sees the launch of St Mary in the Castle’s exciting  ‘HAVE A GO’ dance series; a monthly Friday night session in which beginners are invited to try their hand at a new dance style, then dance the night away with their newly learnt skills writes Hannah Deeble.

Local professional dance teachers have been invited to lead the sessions, which range from English Ceilidh, Cajun and Lindy Hop to Argentine Tango and American Square Dance. Participants will be guided through simple techniques, then encouraged to put their new found skills to the test. Some of the evenings even promise live bands to dance the night away to, and St Mary’s Baptistry Bar will be open until late.

The series was set up by St Mary in the Castle Trustee and nationally known ceilidh caller Keith Leech. As a member of Mad Jacks Morris, and chair of Jack in the Green, Mr Leech said of the series It came about from a conversation with Bob from the Cajun Dawgs. How many different clubs and dance styles there were in the town and how good it would be if we could all have a go at other kinds of dance to that we usually do.”

Bob and his Cajun Dawgs will be kicking off the series on Friday 21 February at 8pm, with an evening of Cajun and Zydeco- A night of music and dance from the bayous and prairies of French Louisiana. Learn the basic two steps, waltzes and Zydeco moves from experienced teachers then dance the night away to local bands The Cajun Dawgs who have become one of the UK’s leading exponents of the music.

No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door. For more information visit St Mary in the Castle’s website.

Have a Go – Cajun and Zydeco 21 February 8pm, American Square Dance 21 March 7.30pm, English Ceilidh 25 April 8pm, Lindy hop 16 may 8pm, Argentine Tango 20 June 8pm, St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent  Hastings  TN34 3AF



Posted 23:58 Friday, Feb 7, 2014 In: Music & Sound

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