Cornish Dance Workshops

Cornish Dance Workshops

Foot-stompin' fun-fit dance exercise!
A chance to learn / refresh a selection of Cornish social, set and step dances.  

Workshops for communities, festivals and special events

If you would like a one-off or series of Cornish dance workshops for your school, college, club, community, festival or wedding, here's the styles of Cornish dance for participants:
  • Cornish Social Dances from a furry processional to an Old Hand-in-Hand, a Newlyn Reel to Turkey Rhubarb & a serpent or two; the simpler 'watch and copy' variety
  • Cornish Set Dances collected from the traditional Cornish repertoire, including Fer Lyskerrys, Corwedhen, 6 Hand Reel; full instructions, tips and tricks to help the 'muscle memory'
  • Cornish Scoot or Step Dances such as Tin Stamp, Boscastle Breakdown, 3 Hand Reel, 4 Hand Reel, Mrs Parkyns' Jig and Mesk Yn Merdh
  • Playing Cornish Music for Dancing, a chance to learn or refresh 'playing by ear' for folk dancing
All dances are taught from scratch for all levels and can be adjusted depending on the abilities of the participants.  Scoots, clogs, taps or hard shoes are recommended for the Cornish scoot dances.

Typically, a one hour Cornish dance workshop allows participants to learn up to 5 dances, and a two hour workshop between 8 and 10 dances (including a break).

Feel free to get in touch via ScootsKernow on facebook or scootskernow (at)

Keep an eye on the Cornish Dancing Diary, the ScootsKernow facebook page or @scootskernow on twitter for the latest workshops and events.

Furry dances - Helston's Coronation Hall Furry

Step dances - Tin Stamp

LIVE music with the Scoot Lyskerrys Collective

Learn the tunes with Steve and Carlton