Thursday, 22 September 2011

Our Charity for 2012 is Nelson's Journey

During December 2011 and the whole of 2012 Weavers Morris will be dancing and handing the bucket round for collections, please give generously as we shall be raising money for Nelson's Journey.

Nelson’s Journey is a Norwich based charity which supports children and young people under the age of 18yrs, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life e.g. parent or sibling.

You can find out a bit more about this amazing organisation here

Thank You For Your Support!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Morris Dancing?

It is a Traditional Dance from various parts of the UK which involves dancing in groups of even numbers with sticks or handkerchiefs along to music - usually provided by our talented melodeon players. Our dancing is mainly based on what's known as the 'Cotswold tradition'.

Why 'Weavers Morris'?

In memory of the famous tradition of Weavers who used to work locally to produce cloth. You can find out more about the history of our group by clicking here.

Is the dancing strenuous?

Not really. In a typical practice night (which only lasts for about one hour) we will probably do six dances during the entire session. The group comprises of mixed ages and abilities and everyone is encouraged to learn what they can during the time we have together. The dances involve skipping and hopping in various patterns to the beat of the music so as long as you can move around the room on your feet you should be fine.

What clothing should I wear?

Loose comfortable clothing and trainers or soft shoes will be fine for practice sessions. Dancing 'out' will require you to wear a collarless white shirt, black trousers (3/4 length), royal blue socks and black shoes with colourful laces. The rest of the outfit (together with sticks and hankies) will be provided for you by our team of tireless costumiers.

When do you dance 'out'

Usually from May when the weather cheers up sufficiently (we don't dance in bad weather). We meet at local venues (mainly pubs) and dance outside together in either the Beer Garden or car park. We don't normally charge for our performances but we do try to collect money in a collection bucket from bystanders and pub customers for our 'Charity of the Year' which is usually a well recognised local cause. It's great fun to meet in the open air on a nice Spring or Summers day and take part in a dance which has a fine tradition behind it...

So why not give it a 'go'?

Hope this helps any queries you may have had and we get to see you soon!

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Morris Dancing Rocks!

Seen in London at the High Voltage Rock Festival in Victoria Park - dancing outside the ever popular beer tent

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Greyhound Pub Hickling 13th July 2011

Pics taken by a kind holidaymaker...on a night when we managed to get a few dances done before the rain started!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Dancing at Kelling Heath 10th July 2011

Waiting for a break in the Sherringham singing band's set to do our stuff


Twenty minutes of dancing then the heavy rain came!...and we sought shelter indoors!