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We are a mixed team and we welcome couples and single people. Dancers or musicians are equally welcome - Come and learn to dance or play - no previous dancing experience is needed.
Morris Dancing is of uncertain origin, but probably had some pagan and fertility function in medieval times.
The Northwest Morris Tradition developed later, and came from the Mills of Lancashire where men and women would dance in their working clogs.
It is good exercise, cheap, enormous fun, and has taken us all over England, and to the continent where we have been warmly welcomed.
Practice takes place on Tuesday evenings throughout the year at Bredfield Village Hall, which is 3 miles north of Woodbridge just off the A12. We meet at 8.30pm "Morris time" and usually end the evening in the local pub for a drink and chat.
Our dances are a mixture of old and new. Most of our dances are based on tradition and adapted to local conditions by ourselves. Some dances we do dance 'according to the book' so that we can perform with other sides and mix sets.
Fun is our main aim, and we usually find that our enjoyment is infectious for the crowds.
We have traveled to some Folk Festivals most years, usually starting in May with Hastings, where up to 50 other morris sides gather for the first May Bank Holiday to keep alive the tradition of Jack in the Green, a symbol of Spring.
Most of our performances occur in the summer when we dance at village fetes, and visit pubs in the evening, often meeting with other teams. In winter we usually dance to collect for Children In Need, and meet on New Years Day to dance away the cobwebs with other local sides.
Come and join us - new members are always welcome, and really no previous dancing experience is needed.
Dixine Turner - 01394 384737
Linda Allen - 07970 957992