We aim to teach and perform dances both as a team and at events with other local dance sides. We welcome all experience levels, from Morris proficient to complete beginner. Our aim is to share our love for Border Morris with as many people as we can and keep the traditional English dance community alive. Our Team is open to beginners, experienced dancers, all Morris dancers, folk dance lovers or anyone who wants to learn the traditional style of Border Morris. If you don’t know what Morris is…come along! You may just love it.
A typical sessions consists of stepping practice, a few dances, a break for drinks, cake and important updates (traditionally called “baggies” after the Bagman/Secretary role) followed by more dancing. We hope to follow the format laid out by many other Morris teams by closing the session with a trip to the pub!
Social events are traditionally known as dance outs, which usually take place at larger events with other teams, and they allow us to share our love of folk dance with the public. Morris teams usually dance out at certain calendared events like the winter and summer Solstices, Wassail’s, St. George’s Day and many others. We also aim to educate the public about folk heritage and traditions, and will hopefully run our own dance outs once our team is confident with a few dances.