Dynnergh! Welcome!

I'm a Cornish dancer - set, step and social, and I run workshops in Cornish dance for adults and young people, including schools, Guides and Brownies, lead dances at dydh/nos lowen (happy day/night) Cornish dances, call for troyls (Cornish ceilidhs) and collaborate on community events.

I'm also a coeliac, and know a thing or two about gluten-free baking - a whole other world of yumminess and challenge.  And I can speak a little bit of Cornish, am fluent in German, have a pretty good grasp of French, and can figure out Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Greek.

So if you need a multi-lingual Cornish dance workshop or ceilidh, a display of Cornish dance, any gluten-free baking tips, or just need a good Cornish dance workout, give us a shout, and I'll see how I can help you!

Dance biography

Learnt ballroom as a youngster, picking up dance styles from salsa to jive, African to Irish, Bangra to English on my travels, performed in cross-cultural collaborations with Barb Jungr, Robb Johnson and Roger Watson ('Flame and Flower', 'Wheels of Change').

I took up Cornish dance back in 2001 as a fun way to keep fit, joining display/troyl/ceili group, Asteveryn first, dance display/workshop organisation, Second Wave Dance Arts, and dance display/workshop group, Kemysk Cornish Dancers.

At the beginning of 2008, I ran a first Cornish dance workshops in Polperro on the request of one of the audience members at a Dalla concert, and have since taught Cornish dance in primary schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, for the Guides as Cornish Dance Ambassadors, and at many  festivals across the UK.

I started running workshops in Liskeard as the 'spark' from the final dress rehearsal for the newly formed Kemysk Cornish Dancers as the Vital Spark Festival of the Arts Project was born.  "Sparkling Saturdays" #cornishdance workshops continue to this day usually during term time.

#cornishdance projects

#coast2coast brings together a set of workshops leading towards a celebration, and includes the self-sufficient #cornishdance and #cornishmusic group in Bude, working with volunteers in Bodmin to revive The Children's Dance on Bodmin Heritage Day, Callington MayFest, and the very latest 'Nadelik in Lyskerrys' project.

Future potential projects may include #cornishdance in Bristol, the Cornwall to Cromer step dancing/fishing industry/isolated locations project and more.

Occasionally you'll find me scooting on tables or barrels in public houses, and quite often with a pool cue in hand for the Cock-in-Britches Harvest Dance!

Chilled Cider Fest with Corncrow
Square and Compass, Worth Matravers
(one of the finest ale houses in Britain!)
'Olympic Flame Torch Serpent' dance at a
Sparking Saturdays Cornish Dance Workshop
at the Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard
Tin Stamp at a typical
Sparking Saturdays Cornish Dance Workshop
at the Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard

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