Dance groups and Organisations

Dance groups can map themselves with their location, activities, photo and contact details onto this map using this form

  • Aurora

    An enthusiastic team of Appalachian dancers who write all our own dances, mostly based on existing steps but also influenced by Contra dance, English music and mathematics (making as many interesting patterns on the floor as possible). We perform at various places, mainly in the South West, but also further afield.

    https://www.facebook.com/people/Aurora-Appalachian/100068986998771/

  • Bedford Tuesday Playford

    The Tuesday Playford group of Bedford, UK concentrate on dances from the 17th and 18th century, starting with the book “The English Dancing Master" first published by John Playford in 1651. Numerous other books of English country dances were published in the following 150 years or so. The group enjoys dancing many of these as well as dances made up recently in the same style. All are danced with a caller in sets of 3, 4, or more couples.

    http://gfoster.info/Playford

  • Beltane Border Morris

    Unlike many border morris sides Beltane don’t have bells or accordions, but do disguise their faces with roughly feathered dark shades hiding their identity alongside earthshattering cries and haunting fiddle melodies which add real mystery to their style. Beltane have pushed the boundaries by choreographing over a dozen of their own dances mostly inspired by Dartmoor myths, legends and monuments whilst also adding short skirts and fishnet tights alongside traditional top hats and tatter coats

    https://www.beltaneborder.co.uk

  • Bhangra Dance London

    Bhangra Dance London deliver all public community classes in an effort to promote physical well being to benefit local communities. Our ethos is that exercise classes like these, should be fun, educational and, inexpensive! We work closely with Local Authorities to host these classes in and around the London Area.

    https://www.bhangradancelondon.com/

  • Bideford Phoenix Morris

    Bideford Phoenix Morris is a mixed side based in Bideford, North Devon. We dance Cotswold and Border dances, accompanied by our own band of musicians.

    https://bidefordphoenix.co.uk/, Facebook - Bideford Phoenix Morris

  • Braybrooke Morris Dancers

    We practice in the village of Braybrooke, between Market Harborough and Desborough and dance mainly Cotswold

    https://braybrookemorris.wellandgood.uk

  • Cambridge Morris Men

    Established in 1924, the Cambridge Morris Men perform dances in the Cotswold style. Some of these were "collected" by previous members of the CMM, especially during early expeditions of the Travelling Morrice (our touring alias). Once a year, on Plough Monday, we perform the Cambridgeshire Molly dances, collected from nearby Girton and Comberton. We practise weekly during the autumn and winter, and mostly perform during the summer months (May to July).

    http://www.cambridgemorrismen.org.uk/

  • Corby Conspiracy

    Based in Corby, we are an inclusive group of morris dancers formed in 2018. We dance mainly, but not exclusively, Cotswold

    http://www.facebook.com

  • Coventry Morris

    We dance English traditional dances from the Cotswold Morris villages in the summer, Border Morris (Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire) in the winter and a variety of Longsword dances mainly from, and in the style of, the North Yorkshire and Teesside all the year round. We were formed in 1931 and reformed in 1950 and wear Coventry blue cross-baldricks with the city's "elephant and castle" badge.

  • Dansez Français

    A club in Brighton dedicated to traditional French & Breton social and folk dance, we run a regular monthly dance with live music. We have a house band and we run music & dance workshops. We engage musicians from the UK, France, Brittany & Belgium to play for us. We're part of a network of French dance clubs in the UK, we have exchanges with similar groups in northern France and Brittany, and we encourage people to come on our trips to weekends and to the famous French summer festivals.

    http://www.dansezfrancais.org.uk

  • DC "Sedef"

    This is a dance club established in 2018 and dedicated specifically to teaching traditional Bulgarian dances. There groups in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.

  • EFDSS English Country Dancing Classes

    Learn English social folk dancing (country, ceilidh, and barn dancing) and related styles from further afield. Explore England's social folk dance heritage, from the past and present, in this friendly and inclusive class. Develop dance skills, increase your fitness and gain the confidence to attend the dance or social occasion of your choice, whilst having fun! Thursdays 7.30 - 9,30pm, Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London

    https://www.efdss.org/learning/adults/dance/english-country-dancing

  • EFDSS Morris Dancing Classes

    Try out our Tuesday evening morris class and discover one of folk dance's richest traditions. Have fun, increase your fitness and improve your dance skills whilst learning lively Cotswold morris dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. Led by tutor Andy Richards and accompanied by live music. These welcoming classes are for everyone over the age of 16. The classes are for all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. Tuesdays 6.30 - 8pm, Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London

    https://www.efdss.org/learning/adults/dance/morris-dancing

  • Figoura School of Greek Dance

    The Figoura performing group was formed in September 2015 and is a London-based group formed of Greek dance enthusiasts committed to keeping authentic, traditional Greek dancing, costumes and music alive. The performing group and its members may be hired to perform at shows, events, and functions and are also available to take part in charity work, festivals, workshops and seminars.

    http://www.figoura.com

  • Folk Dance Remixed

    Folk Dance Remixed create unique fusions between Folk and Hip Hop styles with live music. Led by Artistic Directors Kerry Fletcher and Natasha Khamjani, we rediscover old traditions through contemporary forms, and take it out on the streets through performances, Street Dance the Maypole workshops and participatory Ceilidh Jams.

    https://folkdanceremixed.com/

  • Foxwhelp Morris

    A "Cotswold" style mixed morris side, practice and perform around west Herefordshire.

    http://foxwhelpmorris.com/

  • Glorishears of Brummagem Morris Dancers

    Women's morris dance side. We dance Cotswold, Molly and Border styles. Women of all ages welcome. No experience necessary. Male and female musicians also welcome. Bookings undertaken.

    https://www.glorishears.co.uk

  • Harston and Haslingfield Folk Dance Club

    A folk dance club that meets alternate weeks at either Harston or Haslingfield Village Halls for the enjoyment of dancing

    http://www.circleleft.org.uk

  • Hastings RX Morris

    Cotswold morris team dancing as a men and a women's side. Formally known as Madjacksmorris

    https://www.facebook.com/HastingsRXmorris

  • Hawaiian Hula UK

    HHUK are part of a growing Europe-wide community who study Hawaiian dance and cultural arts with guidance from Kumu Hula Rich Pedrina and Hālau Hula ʻO Nāpunaheleonāpua. Alongside our global ʻohana, we aim to share not only this learning through online and in person classes, workshops and performance, but also our deep aloha for Hawaiʻi, hula and those who make – and have made – it possible for us to take this journey

    https://www.hawaiianhula.co.uk

  • Hertfordshire Holly

    Mixed Northwest Morris

    http://www.hertfordshireholly.org.uk

  • Karolinka Polish Dance Company

    Karolinka is a large, South London based Polish song and dance company, established in 1978 by RIP Maura Kutereba and Jurek Pockert, for young people wishing to celebrate and promote their Polish cultural heritage. Karolinka has established an enviable reputation for authenticity and excellence over 45 years. Karolinka travels nationally, internationally, performing at corporate and private events, festivals, competitions, winning awards. The group has made numerous television appearances.

    https://www.karolinka.com/

  • Malkin Morris

    NW Processional, step clog a d maypole, performances, workshops and research. Friendly band The Roughlee Ruffians. Pop in if ypu are in the areaon a Monday night and maybe have a dance or play but check on fb where we are practising

    https://www.facebook.com/localmorris

  • Mythago Morris

    Mythago is a mixed masked dance side, dancing in the Border/Bedlam style. Through masked dances we bring to life the ancient myths and legends of Albion.

    https://mythago.net/

  • New Esperance Morris

    Inclusive women's morris side, practising on Wednesday evenings throughout the year. Cotswold and original dances.

    https://newesperance.wordpress.com/

  • New Moon Morris

    A mixed Morris dancing group dancing English dances drawn from three traditional styles: North-West Morris, Cotswolds Morris and Border Morris. Also our own dances based on these styles. We aim to give an interesting and unusual performance making use of non-traditional instruments and music as well as bringing in theatrical elements and audience participation to performances. Recognisable by our distinctive patchwork waistcoats and brightly coloured skirts on a black base layer of clothing.

    https://newmoonmorris.co.uk/

  • Northants Ceilidhs

    Ceilidh/barn dances 4 times a year in the village of Weedon Bec, Northants. We have live music and all dances are taught/called - beginners welcome!

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092685916049

  • Nottingham Folk Dance Group

    We do country dancing, Playford, modern folk dances, some squares. We meet every week and have about 60 members. The group started in 1937 although this form only allows dates after 1949!

    https://nfdg.org.uk/index.php

  • Old Palace Clog

    A successful, fun and thriving Morris Dancing Team, based in South Norwood, London. We dance traditional and self-choreographed dances in the style of Northwest Clog.

    https://m.facebook.com/oldpalaceclog/

  • Oxfolk Ceilidhs

    Oxfolk ceilidhs High energy dancing to LIVE traditional music in Oxfordshire! An Oxfolk ceilidh is a sociable and friendly night out, with live music, dancing, entertainment and a licensed bar. The original meaning of “ceilidh” is party and that’s exactly why people have brought their birthdays, family gatherings and even a hen night to Oxfolk. Monthly ceilidhs in Kennington from October-May, and other events such as workshops, festivals and Bals!

    http://www.oxfolk.org.uk

  • Phoenix Morris

    A mixed, mainly Cotswold side, dancing a range of traditional Cotswold Morris as well as a few of our own "Batchworth tradition" dances. Based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

    https://phoenixmorrisdancers.com/

  • Pilgrim Morris

    We (any gender) dance in the Cotswold style, generally around Surrey and north-east Hampshire, sometimes elsewhere, also corporate events. We always welcome new members so if you fancy giving it a go, come in the Practice Season (Oct-Apr), Holy Trinity Junior School, Guildford GU1 3QF, Wed 8:15 - 10pm. There's music sessions after pub gigs,12th Night (6th Jan) in the oldest pubs in Guildford, & Guildford Summerpole. We have zebras & a bush.

    https://www.facebook.com/pilgrimmorrisguildford or https://www.pilgrimmorrismen.org.uk/

  • Plymouth Morris

    Mixed Cotswold Dance Side. Member of The Morris Ring Also perform our own dances devised for 4 persons (or groups of 4) Some dances from the Plymouth Tradition involve the use of 19th century naval pattern cutlasses.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551599010856

  • Renacer

    Culture and tradition from Ecuador 🇪🇨

    https://www.facebook.com/GrupoRenacerLondres

  • Rosaria Gracia Dance

    The group, based in Brighton and Hove and formerly known as the dancing branch of Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, re-tells stories from the North East of Brazil through Afrosamba, Samba reggae, Maracatu and Afoxe to mention but a few. We also collaborate with percussionists from around the world and perform with Bhangra and Bollywood, and Brazilians percussionists.

    https://rosaria-gracia.com/events/maracatu

  • Shakespeare Morris

    Shakespeare Morris are a morris dance group from Stratford-upon-Avon. We were founded in 1959, born out of the Stratford EFDSS Festivals that were happening at the time. We perform at many events each year, some local and some much further afield. We dance the cotswold morris dances from villages surrounding Stratford-upon-Avon, in particular we have researched and perform the Bidford tradition of morris dances. Always welcoming new members, please come and say Hi!

  • Tappalachian

    Tappalachian is a Hertfordshire based Appalachian Dance team formed more than 10 years ago. We perform at festivals and other events .

    https://www.tappalachian.co.uk/

  • Tatters Border Morris

    Mixed age and gender Border Morris group

    https://sites.google.com/view/tatters-morris/home

  • The Broadwood Men

    The Broadwood Men are a men's Morris Dancing side based in Horsham. our dances are drawn from a variety of Cotswold traditions and we have our very own Horsham tradition. We also perform a traditional longsword dance from Yorkshire. We dance at a number of events throughout the year including our Wassail in January, April and May see May Eve and our May Day tour, and our Day of Dance in Horsham Town Centre. In summer we take to the lanes and pubs of West Sussex

    https://broadwoodmorris.uk

  • The English Folk Dance and Song Society

    The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England, based at Cecil Sharp House, in Camden, North London. We champion the folk arts at the heart of England's rich and diverse cultural landscape.

    https://www.efdss.org/

  • Thelwall Morris

    Thelwall Morris is a mixed Morris side based in Thelwall, Warrington, Cheshire. They dance mainly Cotswold style dancing. At Christmas they perform a traditional mumming play. They practise every Wednesday at Thelwall Parish Hall (20.00 to 22.00), September to May but check website, and dance out during the summer. No experience necessary. All welcome!

    http://www.thelwallmorris.org.uk

  • Trigg Morris

    We have been a Cotswold Morris dancing side since 1971. We dance outside in the summer months and practise inside in the winter. We go out to entertain people in a radius of about 25 miles around Bodmin , but we sometimes travel to other venues across the Tamar.

    http://www.triggmorris.co.uk/

  • Tros an Treys

    Cornish dance group

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/63695115837

  • Wath Morris

    Morris team performing Bledington dances (Cotswold) predominantly in summer; Border Morris predominantly in the winter; Mummers Plays in the winter; Longsword all year round. Mixed side. Weekly practice when not dancing Around 25 outings / danceouts per year.

    https://www.wath-morris.co.uk

  • Wolfshead and vixen morris

    Mixed Goth border morris dance side, based in Rochester Kent. We choreograph our own dances and most of our tunes are written by our wonderful band. We are all about Sticks, fish nets, corsets and adr Marten boots to stomp.