Morris Dance in the United States

Morris dance is a traditional folk dance among the English.  Since its first recorded inception during the 1400s, Morris dance has become a stable of English folk heritage that has reached across the globe for English people who continue to the tradition as well as introduction of the tradition in new forms. Morris dance consists… Continue reading Morris Dance in the United States

What is Morris Dance and how did it start?

Morris dance has been around for centuries and is a folk style English dance. There are variations on the varieties of Morris dance.  They are named based on the village they came from. The first recorded information about Morris dance is from the 15th century, although it is believed the dance predates that time period. … Continue reading What is Morris Dance and how did it start?

Different Styles Of Morris Dancing

Morris dancing originated from England but the who and when of its origin remains a mystery. It has been there for centuries and even Shakespeare cared to give it some publicity in his plays. Morris dance is usually for shows and not a social dance; and as a result it is usually performed before an… Continue reading Different Styles Of Morris Dancing

Where can you learn Morris Dance and join a side?

There are many small Morris Sides in the United Kingdom and around the world.  These are small groups keeping the tradition alive of this fun energetic dance tradition.  Morris Dance features either a group of Men, Women or a mix of both, wearing costumes, with bells (or other noise makers) carrying sticks (or handkerchiefs or… Continue reading Where can you learn Morris Dance and join a side?

A Guide On Morris Dancing

The 500 year tradition was given another lease of life by Cecil Sharp who documented his experience with the dance in his book. He however gave more information on Cotswold dancing and left out how the other dance styles are usually performed. Morris dancing is more of a show dance and not a social one.… Continue reading A Guide On Morris Dancing

A Proper Definition Of Morris Dancing

Many people usually ask what morris dancing is. Watching a bunch of people with bells around their ankles, jumping around in costumes while wielding sticks does little in explaining what this dance form really is. The history of morris dancing is more of a mystery and its roots are untraceable (although there are different accounts… Continue reading A Proper Definition Of Morris Dancing