Welcome to Rhapsody


Rhapsody is a collection of Sunday afternoon Tea Dances/Freestyles and Workshops normally twice a month where carefully selected music tracks allow dancers to indulge in more expressive dancing.

Whether it's Modern Blues, Argentinian Tango, Smooth Jive or any other dance style, the 4 hours of music will encourage dancers to express their musicality in any way they feel like doing so.

In addition, the Rhapsody Plus events include a 2 hour Workshop before the 4 hour Tea Dance/Freestyles, and are held approximately once a month.

The Workshops range from Fundamentals of Modern Blues to Advanced Modern Blues with the resident Dance Instructors but also include special Workshops from some guest instructors.

The Fundamentals Workshops are suitable for beginners to Modern Blues as well as offering plenty of substance for improvers.
The Advanced Modern Blues Workshops require the dancer to have some proficiency in Modern Blues.

All events must be booked in advance.

Note : These events are not Traditional Blues dancing events and although the music played includes some Blues music, it also embraces many other genres.

 

 

 


About Rhapsody


 

Rhapsody ('ræpsodi')


Definitions, noun, (plural) -rhapsodies

1. a musical composition of irregular form having an improvisatory character.

2. an expression of ecstatic enthusiasm.

3. A state of elated bliss; ecstasy.

Rhapsody has evolved out of a desire to have Modern Blues dancing available in the Southern UK area on a regular basis.

The music played is atmospheric and evocative and is chosen to enable dancers to express their musicality.

Note : These events are not Traditional Blues dancing events and although the music played includes some Blues music, it also embraces many other genres.

Workshops are normally 12:00 - 2:00pm. Nuevo Tango music from 2:00pm - 2:30pm. Tea dance/Freestyles from 2:30pm - 6:30pm

Events are normally at the Minstead Village Hall, Minstead, Lyndhurst,Hants SO43 7FX

 

 

 

 

Rhapsody Events
 
In order to book a ticket for a Rhapsody event, all dancers are required to register on the Rhapsody website.
Registration is open and dancers can register immediately.
Payment will be by cash only, on the door.
Each person may only book a single ticket for themselves for each event.
This is for traceability and to assist with gender balance.

 

Owing to requirements imposed by the Minstead Hall Committee, entry to Rhapsody events will only be granted to people who provide proof that they have completed a negative Lateral Flow Test that day. The result must be entered into the NHS system and an email will suffice as proof.
Click on the link below to see the calendar of events and if you have any problems or questions, please email
 
 

News

The next Rhapsody event is on Sunday the 30th of January 2022. It is a Rhapsody Plus event, a 2 hour Workshop with Taina Wilds and Bill Henderson followed by a 4 hour Rhapsody Freestyle.
Bookings are now open and will close at midnight on Saturday 29th January. Please note that the Workshop and Freestyle are 2 separate events and need to be booked separately. The Workshop will start at 12:00 and finish at 2:00pm when there will be half an hour of Nuevo Tango music. This will be followed by 4 hours of Rhapsody style music until 6:30pm with an Expressive last section.

All attendees are required to pre-book via the website event page. Any Rhapsody dancers who have not done so already will need to register on the Events page before being able to book.

Based on new precautions required by the hall, there will be some checks at the door. Everyone will have to present proof that they have completed a negative Lateral Flow Test that day which has been entered on the NHS website. Also, everyone's temperature will be monitored on entry to the venue.
If anyone has any signs of illness, of whatever sort, they are urgently requested to not attend any Rhapsody events.
Thank you.


Updated 10/01/2022 01:06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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