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Moscow Charter School

MCS Dance Club

Renaissance & Morris Dance

The MCS After-School Dance Club (now known as the Merry Missives troupe) will resume classes the last week of September, September 27 and 28, and is open to students from Second to Eigth Grade.

•The Beginners Class will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:15 to 3:45pm. As students progress, the Intermediate Class will then continue until 4:15pm. The Beginner Class begins with basic instruction in English Country Dance (a social dance with roots dating back to the Middle Ages).

•As students learn the basic moves and figures, they will be eligible to move on to learning Morris Dance (a performance based traditional English dance), in both the Intermediate class, and as the student improves his or her dance skills, onto the Advanced Class on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15pm. The Advanced Class will be learning new and more skilled dances with complicated figures and movements, both within the English Country and Morris Dance traditions. 

The Merry Missives of Moscow is a children’s dance troupe from Moscow, Idaho, which seeks to share a merry message of community and celebration through demonstration of traditional dances from Merry Old England.  Their repertoire ranges from forms of English court and village social dances of the 16th through 18th centuries, as well as Morris Dance-- a ritual dance form descended from ancient European agrarian traditions. Began in 2010 at Moscow Charter School, the troupe ranges in ages from Second through Eighth grade, and is open to all children in the Moscow Community. Pictures and videos of past performances can be viewed on the Merry Missives Facebook page at: 

Free After-School Dance Lessons

English Country Dance
& Morris Dance

Beginners: 3:10 - 3:45pm
When: Every Wednesday

Advanced: 3:15 - 4:15pm
When: Every Thursday

Where: MCS Multi-Purpose Room
Who: Grades 2 -8

Questions: Janet Granja


Moscow Charter School · 1723 East F. Street · Moscow, ID 83843 · (208) 883-3195 · fax (208) 892-3855 · Attendance (208) 596-ILLS