Dance Sides

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Name Type Description Sat Sun Photo
FosbrooksStep dance, Clog steppingY
Tashi Lhunpo MonksInternational, TibetanRed and saffron monastic robes when not dancing. Exotic dress for traditional Tibetan festival dances when performing.
Anonymous MorrisBorderEnergetic, mixed Border Morris side from Poole, Dorset. Purple tatter jackets with added black/white/sparkle, black shirt/trousers, black top hat.
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.
Northgate RapperRapperRapper sword team from Bath. White shirt, green hoggers, yellow sash. Look for them in pubs.YY
AppalTappersAppalachianSelf-coloured t-shirt (range of colours) with club logo on breast. Black trousers and black shoes. Y
Bell's AngelsCotswoldLadies Cotswold team, sister side to Holt Morris. Brightly coloured hankies, black trousers, polka dot waistcoats. 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.
FootnotesAppalachianAppalachian dancers from Chippenham, Wiltshire. Each dancer wears a plain dress in a different colour.YY
Hobo's MorrisBorderFemale border morris side from Poole. Red/yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!
Hunter's MoonBorder Mixed Border Morris side from Eastbourne, Sussex. Black and silver tatter jackets. Decorated top hats.
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
Pamphill LongswordLongswordYoung children from a school close to Wimborne perform a traditional dance from Yorkshire. White shirt, black trousers, coloured baldrics.Y
Spank the PlanksAppalachianAppalachian team from Bournemouth. Blue or purple check dresses with quilted panel on bodice.YY
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
Wild ThymeBorderInstant Border morris team. They provide the tatter jackets and sticks. You provide the body. No experience required. 5pm Saturday, Crown Mead.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