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At the heart of English folk
Morris Dancing

Morris Dance Class

Interested in finding out about morris dancing?

Why not try out our Tuesday evening Morris class, a fun and relaxed way to discover one of folk dance’s richest traditions.

 

Who is it for?

Everyone over the age of 16 is welcome to take part. The class is mixed ability, with no previous experience necessary! The classes are structured to allow beginners to both learn at their own pace but also practice with more experienced morris dancers. Already a seasoned morris dancer? There is also a separate advanced class in which you can hone your skills.

 

What can I learn?

Morris dance is an energetic, buoyant form of English folk dance performed to lively music in groups or 'sides'. There are many diverse traditions across the country - this class is based on the popular Cotswold tradition in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks.

 

When does it take place?

Tuesdays 6.30 - 9pm
NB: The class will start at the later time of 7pm from the Spring term

Beginners: 6.30 - 8pm
Improvers and intermediate: 6.30 - 9pm

Autumn term 2017: Tuesdays 19 September - 12 December

Spring term 2018: 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 6, 13, 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20 March (11-week term)
NB: There is no class on the 27 March

Summer term 2018: 17, 24 April, 8, 15, 22, May, 5, 12, 19, 26 June, 3, 10, 17 July (12 week term)
NB: There is no session on 29 May 

Please note: these classes are designed to overlap. This allows beginners to be taught the basics alongside more experienced dancers – this is the traditional way of learning morris as it’s more accessible and supportive for beginners. After a mid-session break, more complex dances will be taught which are suitable for more experienced dancers. 

 

Fees

Autumn fees

Term fee: £91 | £71.50 concessions (advance booking required)
Carnet of 8 tickets: £60 | £48 concessions (advance booking required)
Drop-in: £8 | £6.50 concessions (payable on the night)

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Spring fees

Term fee: £77 | £60.50 concessions (advance booking required)
Carnet of 8 tickets: £60 | £48 concessions (advance booking required)
Drop-in: £8 | £6.50 concessions (payable on the night)

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Who teaches the class

The class is be led by morris dancer and tutor Andy Richards.

Andy Richards is a dynamic and highly respected morris dancer having danced over many years with different teams including Moulton Morris, Cambridge Morris, Travelling Morrice, Rose Moresk, Pilgrim Morris and Taylor's Men. He is experienced at teaching morris to many different types of groups in a supportive, friendly and enjoyable manner. He is also a skilled musician playing the pipe and tabor (drum) for dancing for a number of morris traditions: Adderbury, Bampton, Bledington, Badby, Brackley, Bucknell, Fieldtown, Longborough, Wheatley, Sherborne and Ducklington. Andy is the current Chair of the Taborers Society.

Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
 

Terms and Conditions

Refunds: all courses are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by EFDSS.

Concessions are available to people who are in full-time education; in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance; in receipt of Income-Based Benefit (such as Income Support, Housing or Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Pension Credit). For concessionary rates please call the box office on 020 7485 2206. The box office is open between 9.30 and 17.00 Monday to Friday. Evidence of concession will need to be provided before the start of term by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy of your supporting documentation.

Click here for further information on the Terms and conditions for classes and courses run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

For any other queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the Education department on 020 7241 8953. 

 

Discover more

Interested in discovering more aspects of traditional English folk dance? Why not try out our English Country Dancing class?