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Morris dancing & me

Hello, everyone.

I love all things British – especially the eccentricities! – so it’s natural that I’ve developed a passion for the colour and charisma of Morris dancing over the years.

Hello, everyone.

I love all things British – especially the eccentricities! – so it’s natural that I’ve developed a passion for the colour and charisma of Morris dancing over the years.

If you’re new to it, it’s an age-old tradition that dates to early 1448, and has long been enjoyed by men and women here in England. It’s most famous for the bells, flowers and handkerchiefs adorned to the costumes of participants: quite a spectacle to see and a sound to behold! What I love about it is that it unites everyone over the simple joy of dance in a glorious celebration of life.

If you’re new to it, it’s an age-old tradition that dates to early 1448, and has long been enjoyed by men and women here in England. It’s most famous for the bells, flowers and handkerchiefs adorned to the costumes of participants: quite a spectacle to see and a sound to behold! What I love about it is that it unites everyone over the simple joy of dance in a glorious celebration of life.

Each dance troupe has its own story, identity and style while the dancing itself is thoroughly energising. The vibrant movement and music captivate my senses! I’ve been part of a local troupe called the Dartmoor Border Morris for years and it really connects to the spirit of the community. I got back on the tools with the troupe even in the early days after recovering from leukaemia – it proved to be some of the best kind of medicine!

I now consider myself a true Morris man. I love being part of it and creating awareness of this wonderful dance tradition to a more diverse audience.

Why don’t you give it a try? I’ll see you on the dance floor!

Each dance troupe has its own story, identity and style while the dancing itself is thoroughly energising. The vibrant movement and music captivate my senses! I’ve been part of a local troupe called the Dartmoor Border Morris for years and it really connects to the spirit of the community. I got back on the tools with the troupe even in the early days after recovering from leukaemia – it proved to be some of the best kind of medicine!

I now consider myself a true Morris man. I love being part of it and creating awareness of this wonderful dance tradition to a more diverse audience.

Why don’t you give it a try? I’ll see you on the dance floor!