Each year, when May approaches, dancers prepare to welcome Spring with morris dancing. Now’s the time to dress your kids in colourful costumes and let them practice dancing with the jingling of bells worn on the legs. Young kids love to dance, and morris dancing can be a perfect way to get them to exercise.
Take your first step towards Morris Dancing, suited for people of all ages and shapes. Part of the British dance scene since the 16th century, this traditional English folk dance can be done individually or with a group of 8 dancers, all beating sticks in time to rhythmic steps. Bells and handkerchiefs are part of […]
There isn’t quite a definition for Morris dancing tunes. Different forms of Morris dancing have different metre formats such as 6/8, 9/8, 4/4 etc. The tunes that accompany the sounds of sticks, bells, and handkerchiefs can be thought of as the tunes for the dances. Though Morris dancing tunes are slower than other traditional tunes […]
The Morris Dancing troupes from villages in the UK are continuing a tradition that started way back in the Middle Ages already. You’ll recognise them because of their high steps, their ragged costumes, their sticks and their blackened faces. But now The Border Morris dancer’s’ banned at UK Folk Festival has meant the occasion is […]