Jigsaw puzzle, walking, dancing and knitting holiday!
Glenthorne Conference Centre, Grasmere, CumbriaCome and join me on this unique and wonderfully varied holiday!
My idea is that we enjoy 5 days together sharing the good things in life.
Doing jigsaw puzzles together; walking in the magnificent surroundings that only The Lake District can offer; Circle Dancing together in a lovely square room with a wooden floor; knitting or crocheting if that is what you like to do; chatting, enjoying each other’s company and eating the best sticky toffee puddings in the country!
You don’t have to do it all- you can just sit and jigsaw all day and night if that’s what you want!
I will bring the jigsaw puzzles and the dances (or you can bring some too).
There is an AMAZING jigsaw puzzle shop in Grasmere for you to stock up for the year- or bring a puzzle or two to swop.
(dinner, bed and breakfast with an option of a packed lunch for £7 per day)
in a standard single room (4 available) £378
in an en-suite single room £412
in an en-suite twin room £352
Course fee and admin: £125
Numbers: are limited to 17
From Bach to the Balkans
with Mandy de Winter and Judy King at Wydale Hall, near Scarborough, North YorkshireCome and join Mandy and Judy on this wonderful course doing what they love and do best!
From Bach will be taught by Judy who simply loves dancing with her whole body and soul to classical music. There are many beautiful circle dances which have been choreographed to some stunning pieces of music. It won’t just be Bach- we will dance to music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann ……. as well as to some ‘modern’ classical composers.
Most of the dances are gentle and relaxing with an occasional burst of higher energy! All the steps are simple and accessible - thus enabling you to fully engage with the deeply moving music.
….to the Balkans will be taught by Mandy whose love of Balkan music and dance is simply infectious. She has a unique way of imparting her knowledge of these
exciting and unique rhythms through her inspired choice of dances and when immersed in these dances, dances with the dust of the country on the soles of her feet. She will also lead us in a song or two.
The contrasting styles of music and dance coupled with Mandy and Judy’s complementary teaching styles will make this a very special way to spend the bank holiday.
Wydale Hall is a 17th Century country house set in 14 acres on the edge of the North York Moors National Park within a 15 minute drive of Scarborough or 30 minutes from Whitby.
The hall is very beautiful with plenty of natural light and with stunning views over the valley.
There are some beautiful flat lawns to encourage us to dance outside if the weather allows.
All accommodation is in single, twin or double very lovely en-suite rooms.
There are quiet spaces in the house if that is what you need; beautiful grounds to sit and walk in; rolling landscape to escape into.
The food is very good and special diets are well catered for.
NUMBERS: are limited to 24 with a minimum of 20 to make the course viable.
Cost: Accommodation: £250 Course fee: £165 - £190 (both payable to Judy)
If you would like to join us on this very special course please send your (non-returnable) deposit of £150 to Judy(cheques made payable to Judy King please)
NB: If you want to come early or stay late – contact the General Manager, Mark Rance, to make your own arrangements for this. (01723 859270)
Dancing in Sweden
Near MalmoI'm delighted to be offering dances from my latest CD: MOVING IN TIME. Do come and join me. Contact Pia Lamberth:
St Lawrence in the Square, WinchesterCome and join me to dance beautiful and simple dances under the Advent Ring in this gorgeous little church in Winchester. Numbers strictly limited. Contact Caroline Ward for full details and to book:
Into the Stillness
Wendlebury Village Hall, Main Street, Wendlebury, Oxon, OX25 2PSAt a time when the rest of your life is spent rushing around getting ready for Christmas, why not take a day for yourself? Come and join me for a day of dance, friendship and fun!
I will choose a mixture of scrumptious dances as we lead into the festive season in a meaningful and beautiful way.
Cost: £25-£35 (to suit your pocket). Please bring lunch to share.
To book, please send your payment for the day to Judy
or contact Mary Williams: or 01235 520608
More Images in Movement
High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8SGWelcome to another opportunity to explore and enjoy a selection of dances inspired by images at ‘Images in Movement’. Either photographs I have taken or that other people have taken or perhaps - and most inspiring of all - the images that nature herself gives us. Images that just say “DANCE ME.”
Come and join me for this visual and physical feast of images and movement.
We will dance in a lovely light room with a wooden floor.
Accommodation: The bedrooms are all beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
The food is very good and special diets are catered for.
How much? Course fee £195-£265
*) In an en-suite single or twin room: £330.
*) In a standard single or twin room: £305.
NUMBERS: are limited to 24 with a minimum of 14 to make the course viable.
If you would like to join me please send your non-returnable) deposit of £150 (cheques made payable to Judy King please)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the CreaturesIn: Drinkstone Village Hall, Gedding Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 9TF and St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Angel Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LS
In 1224, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote a simple hymn of praise that beautifully encompasses all that he experienced in the Italian countryside.
Almost 800 years later, Katherine Paterson reimagines the hymn in poetic language that shares Francis’s honest and direct gaze at all aspects of life and resonates with the joy, light and shadow found there.
In 2019 we will dance this hymn through a suite of dances created by Judy and choreographed to music by many different people.
We will learn the dances in the beautiful village hall in Drinkstone. It is situated eight miles out of Bury and is light, airy, has ample parking and a lovely wooden floor to dance on.
On Monday afternoon we will move into the beauty that is St. Edmundsbury Cathedral to dance this suite in The Nave which has been removed of all its pews.
Cost: £195 per person.
(This includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday and teas, coffee and biscuits throughout. It does NOT include your accommodation). Some beds are available with local dancers.
Numbers: are strictly limited to 24 participants.
Booking: Please book with a non – returnable deposit of £75 to Judy.
St Paul's Cathedral, LondonSt Mark’s Church, Teddington,St Paul’s Cathedral, London
and King’s College London Chapel
Presented by Judy King and Karen Wellman
The Creation is a work choreographed by Nanni Kloke.
The text of Genesis – chapter 1 gave Nanni the inspiration for her beautiful choreographies. The fifteen dances in this work are related to different verses of the Scripture. It is always a very moving experience to work together on a theme over a longer period of time.
The music is almost all classical and offers a range of mood, tempo and emotion. Individually these dances are very special but when they are brought together and danced in majestic buildings without interruption, something very unique happens.
Judy and Karen will be working together to deepen your experience of this wonderful piece of work.
We are privileged to be invited to dance a selection of the suite of dances in St Paul’s Cathedral as part of the Eucharist on Sunday 24th and then dance the complete cycle for a final time in King’s College London Chapel
on Monday morning, 25th.
Magnificent buildings to dance this majestic suite of dances in!
We will begin the workshop on 21st at 2.00 p.m. in St Mark’s Church dancing until 6.00 p.m. and then dancing between 10.00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
on 22nd and 23rd (with plenty of breaks for drinks and food!) On 24th we begin in St Mark’s Church before moving to
St Paul’s Cathedral after lunch.
We will have a rehearsal on the Cathedral floor before dancing as part of the Eucharist (finishing at 7.15 p.m.)
On Monday morning (25th) we dance the full suite of dances in King’s College London Chapel between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
The cost of the workshop includes all tuition, the venues, travel from St Mark’s Church to St Paul’s Cathedral on 24th, teas, coffees and biscuits and light lunches with the EXCEPTION of Monday lunch . Evening meals are eaten in local restaurants, pubs or takeaways and are arranged and paid for individually.
It does not include any workshop material (CD and re-written dance notation) that you choose to buy.
You need to arrange your own accommodation and travel to King’s College on Monday.
There is a Travel Lodge situated in Teddington and a Premier or Holiday Inn in Kingston. Full information and details will be sent to you nearer the time.
To book your place on this special event, please send your £75 deposit to Judy. (Cheques made payable to Judy King please)