East Kent Morris perform Cotswold Morris dances.
We wear red, white and blue uniform to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II coronation in 1953, the year we were founded. Cotswold style is with bells and sticks or handkerchiefs. The Cotswold villages of Adderbury, Badby, Bampton, Brackley, Bucknell, Fieldtown, Headington and Ilmington name the different traditions which we perform. We also perform eight-man dances from Lichfield in Staffordshire, a violent stick dance from Upton-on-Severn and a North Skelton Longsword dance.
Dances are selected for two reasons. We need to enjoy them and we want the audience to enjoy them too. We put together a suitable programme, usually of two twenty minute sets, which meets this aim .
From October to May we practice on Wednesday nights 8-10pm at Mersham Village Hall, near Ashford Kent TN25 6NU
Dancers will be most welcome but please contact the side to confirm our Wednesday meeting
During the summer we dance at a mixture of fêtes and other paid stands (usually at weekends) and on Friday nights we do pub stands.
For information on boking the side, please contact us
We have some excellent pubs in our area, many of which we will visit during the Summer.
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