Dance Sides

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Name Type Description Sat Sun Photo
Tashi Lhunpo MonksInternational, TibetanRed and saffron monastic robes when not dancing. Exotic dress for traditional Tibetan festival dances when performing.YY
Anonymous MorrisBorderEnergetic, mixed Border Morris side from Poole, Dorset. Purple tatter jackets with added black/white/sparkle, black shirt/trousers, black top hat.Y
Barefoot BellydanceTribal Style Belly DanceDancers: pantaloons, two 25yd skirts, decorated bras, choli, tribal belts, flowers & ornaments in hair. Band: variety of middle eastern style clothingYY
ClausentumCotswoldMixed Cotswold side from Southampton. Red shirt. Black trousers and shoes, white hankies. Sash with a black and white stripe.
Hunter's MoonBorder Mixed Border Morris side from Eastbourne, Sussex. Black and silver tatter jackets. Decorated top hats.
Northgate RapperRapperRapper sword team from Bath. White shirt, green hoggers, yellow sash. Look for them in pubs.YY
Spank the PlanksAppalachianAppalachian team from Bournemouth. Blue or purple check dresses with quilted panel on bodice.YY
AppalTappersAppalachianSelf-coloured t-shirt (range of colours) with club logo on breast. Black trousers and black shoes. Y
ApplejacksAppalachianMixed team from Bristol. Women- black t-shirt with a plain coloured skirt. Men- black trousers with plain coloured shirt. Individual colours.YY
Bell's AngelsCotswoldLadies Cotswold Morris team dancing with colourful hankies and 3 sizes of sticks based in Holt village, Wiltshire, near Bradford on Avon and Bath.YY
Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk DancersInternationalFolk dancers from Bournemouth, performing international dances. Wide variety of colourful historical costumes.Y
Bradninch Millers MorrisCotswold, Border, Stave, Molly, BroomMixed team from Devon, performing Stave Cotswold, Border and Molly dances, wearing black shirts, trousers and top hats, with short blue/white/turquoise tatter jackets or sash. Staves have brass crowns on the tip.
Dorset Buttons RapperRapperMale rapper sword dance side from Wareham, Dorset. white shirt, black hoggers, red cummerbund, black clogs. Clogs are rare in rapper.
Dr Turberville's CotswoldMixed Cotswold team from Somerset. White shirt and trousers. Baldric with red and green stripes. Green hankies. Black hat. Fond of penguins...Y
Festus DerrimanCotswoldCotswold morris side from Upwey near Weymouth. Name after a character in a Thomas Hardy novel. White trousers, short green and yellow tatter jacket. Men: white shirt + top hat. Women: green shirt, straw hat. One green sock, one yellow.
Folk ActiveWorkshopsFolk Active will be running free children's workshops: mini melodeons, maypole dancing, step dancing and broom dancing.YY
FootnotesAppalachianAppalachian dancers from Chippenham, Wiltshire. Each dancer wears a plain dress in a different colour.YY
FosbrooksClog danceFor nearly 40 years, the Fosbrooks Folk Education Trust have taught children their local clog dance tradition and how to play the accordion and violinYY
Hobo's MorrisBorderFemale border morris side from Poole. Red/yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!
Knickerbocker GloryAppalachianMixed Appalachian team form Alton, Hampshire. Blue skirts (yellow trim), black stockings, patchwork-style waistcoats.Y
Knights of King InaJigsSpecialists in solo and duet Cotswold Jigs. Costumes are a personal combination of black and white.YY
Morena Slovak Dance Co.International, SlovakianPopular Slovakian dance company based in Camden Town, London. Dances from different parts of Slovakia in colourful traditional costumes.YY
No Mean FeetAppalachianMixed Appalachian team from Yeovil, Somerset. Purple or green dresses/shirts. Black trousers for men.Y
Pamphill LongswordLongswordYoung children from a school close to Wimborne perform a traditional dance from Yorkshire. White shirt, black trousers, coloured baldrics.Y
Red StagsBorderBorder morris side from Southampton. Red and black tatter jackets with occasional yellow flash. Black shoes and trousers.Y
Steps in TimeSocial DanceMixed junior group from North Dorset. Traditional English social dances. Girls wear 'Jane Austen' style dresses, velvet jacket. Boys wear white shirt, black Breeches, waistcoat.Y
Sweet CoppinNorth West + clog steppingLadies Clog/North West side based in Taunton. Green dress with red-fronted waistcoat with pale green back. Black stockings and black clogs. (Some dances use black shoes). Garland dances use decorated hoops.Y
TappalachianAppalachianMixed Appalachian group from St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Black skirts with coloured panels. Men, black waistcoat, pastel shirt.Y
Wimborne First SchoolCountry DanceThe children from Wimborne First School will be performing their own special folk dance.
ZdravetzInternational, BulgarianBulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.Y