Neopagan Revival of Morris Dance

Morris dance is experiencing questionable progress within contemporary culture. With generational gaps, geo-political uprising, and multiple issues facing young people in a tough and turbulent international world, the future of Morris dance can seem dire and grim. Neopaganism, is one avenue through which Morris dance has an opportunity to survive. Neopaganism appeals to younger persons… Continue reading Neopagan Revival of Morris Dance

Origins And Types Of Morris Dancing

One of the most popular forms of morris dances is with the use of sticks and/or handkerchiefs. This type of dancing can be traced back to the medieval times. The dance was done by 4-8 men holding the sticks or handkerchiefs while performing the morris dance. The handkerchiefs are said to be adopted from the… Continue reading Origins And Types Of Morris Dancing

Where to learn how to Morris Dance?

Morris Dance is a traditional folk dance that has been around for 100’s of years.  It originated in England but has spread to Europe, Australia and the United States.  There are a variety of styles of Morris Dance.  The various styles originated in different areas of the country.   There are three main organizations that help… Continue reading Where to learn how to Morris Dance?

The Evolution Of Morris Dancing

Morris dancing has for the longest time been considered as a preserve for males in the English society. More precisely, the elderly male dressed up in white shirts, a padded vest (with a belt across it holding bells), trousers and clogs (for North West morris dancing). Not forgetting the ribbons tied on the arms and… Continue reading The Evolution Of Morris Dancing