It's going to be another fun filled weekend of colourful dance displays through the streets of Wimborne from the
dance sides below, some of whom have travelled from the USA and Europe to be with us!
Click on the name or picture for more information and their individual programme.
Energetic, mixed Border Morris side from Poole, Dorset. Purple tatter jackets with added black/white/sparkle, black shirt/trousers, black top hat.
Ladies Cotswold team, sister side to Holt Morris. Brightly coloured hankies, black trousers, polka dot waistcoats.
Blackheath Morrris Men
Men's Cotswold Morris team from Blackheath in London. Black trousers, white shirt, dark blue waistcoat. Were in Olympic closing ceremony.
Men's Cotswold morris team from Bournemouth. White shirt and trousers. Blue and gold baldric with horse brass at front centre and two fish on back.
Ladies Cotswold side from Brighton, Sussex. White shirt, black waistcoat, each dancer has a different self-coloured skirt - full rainbow of colours.
Ladies North West side from Brasstown, North Carolina. Bold red and black dresss, red+black striped socks. Broad brim black hats.
Ladies North West morris side from Wareham, Dorset. Green skirts, red bodice, red clogs. Straw hats decorated with hand-made Dorset buttons.
Dorset Buttons Rapper
Male rapper sword dance side from Wareham, Dorset. white shirt, black hoggers, red cummerbund, black clogs. Clogs are rare in rapper.
Downes on Tour - men
Male reunion cotswold morris team. White shirt, black knee-breeches, red socks. Red/white/yellow baldric.
Exmoor Border Morris
Mixed Border morris team from North Devon. Blue tatter jackets. Blue & purple face paint. Black hats with fabulous flower arrangements.
Cotswold 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.
Lively mixed Appalachian dancers from Exeter, Devon. Women - short black dress with flame inserts. Men - red shirt, black trousers.
Ladies Cotswold side from Hampshire. Blue skirt, white blouse, blue and yellow baldric.
Appalachian dancers from Chippenham, Wiltshire. Each dancer wears a plain dress in a different colour.
Female border morris side from Poole. Red/yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!
Molly dancers, mixed side from Bournemouth. Dancers wear a highly individual mix of yellow, black and pink costume. Expect fringe, glitter, striped socks and black (mostly) decorated hats.
Men's Cotswold side from Holt, Wiltshire. White shirt, black trousers and waistcoat. Bowler hat, green and red ribbons.
Mixed Border Morris side from Eastbourne, Sussex. Black and silver tatter jackets. Decorated top hats.
King John's Morris Men
Men's side: Cotswold, North West, Border, Southampton, Hampshire. Black knee-breeches, white shirt. Yellow baldric with black stripe. Grey top hat.
Mixed Appalachian team form Alton, Hampshire. Blue skirts (yellow trim), black stockings, patchwork-style waistcoats.
Knights of King Ina
Specialists in solo and duet Cotswold Jigs. Costumes are a personal combination of black and white.
Mixed North-West Morris side from Midhurst, West Sussex. Men: red and yellow sashes, black trousers, floral top hats. Women: red pinafore dress.
Keen, young, mixed rapper side from Bristol. Costume is black hoggers (short trousers), white shirt, blue cummerbund with pink border, black and white striped socks.
Martlet Sword & Morris Men
Male side dancing Cotswold and Longsword. White shirt, black hoggers, decorated straw hat. Blue tabard with yellow birds, Martlets, which are the heraldic birds of Sussex.
Popular Slovakian dance company based in Camden Town, London. Several choices of colourful traditional costumes for both men and women.
Mixed Border Morris side from sussex, with stories embedded in their performances. Black tatter jackets with yellow or red stripe. Individual masks.
New Moon Morris
Mixed North West morris side from Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. Black shirt. Black trousers or self-coloured skirt. Patchwork waistcoat. Soft black hat.
No Mean Feet
Mixed Appalachian team from Yeovil, Somerset. Purple or green dresses/shirts. Black trousers for men.
Rapper sword team from Bath. White shirt, green hoggers, yellow sash. Look for them in pubs.
Old Speckled Hen
Mixed North West Morris side from Milton Heights, Oxfordshire. White shirt/blouse, red waistcoat, black clogs,Ladies wear green skirt with yellow underskirt. Men wear black breeches green socks.
Ladies North West morris side from the Isle of Wight. Green dress with red/gold frill, green clogs.
Young children from a school close to Wimborne perform a traditional dance from Yorkshire. White shirt, black trousers, coloured baldrics.
The youngest class from Pamphill School, Wimborne, would like to show you their maypole dancing in the Model Town.
Mixed Cotswold side from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Black hat with flowers, black skirt/trousers, red socks, red hankies. Spot their wickerwork phoenix.
Polish folk singers and dancers from Bournemouth, men, women and children. Women in red boots, colourful skirt with lace apron, floral headdress.
Ladies North West Morris side from Bournemouth. Blue dresses with pink apron. Blue clogs. Blue and pink hoops.
Ridgeway Step Clog
English step clog dancers from Oxfordshire. Individual self-coloured skirts, white shirt, black waistcoat. Also use garlands, brooms and sheep...
Mixed Cotswold morris side from Salisbury. White shirt and trousers. Blue sash with yellow stripe down the centre.
Appalachian team from South Wales, dancing to traditional bluegrass music. Black tops, purple skirts.
Ladies North West Morris side from Sidmouth in Devon. Dark Blue skirt, red apron, red/white/blue ribbons. Navy clogs.
Ladies Cotswold side from Bristol/Bath area. Also do stave dances, which originate from the Friendly Societies (early ancestor of insurance companies). Cream dress, maroon tabard. Brass-tipped staves.
Spank the Planks
Appalachian team from Bournemouth. Blue check dresses with quilted panel on bodice.
Steps in Time
Mixed junior group from North Dorset. Traditional English social dances. Girls wear 'Jane Austen' style dresses, velvet jacket. Boys wear white shirt, black Breeches, waistcoat.
Stix In the Mud
Mixed Border morris team from Brasstown, North Carolina. Black trousers, mulit-coloured tatter jackets, assorted hats.
Mixed Appalachian group from St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Black skirts with coloured panels. Men, black waistcoat, pastel shirt.
The Tattered Court
The Tattered Court are a mixed Border side from Cheltenham, dancing intricate and complicated dances. They can be spotted by their sleeveless black tatter jackets, worn with white shirts, coloured waistcoats and black top hats.
Appalachian group from Cardiff. Orange shirt, black trousers, striped socks.
Men's Cotswold side from Uplyme, Devon. White shirt and trousers, green + white baldric, black top hat.
Ladies North West morris team from Harrow. Blue dress and mill girl's hat, red apron.
Instant Border morris team. They provide the tatter jackets and sticks. You provide the body. No experience required. 5pm Saturday, Crown Mead.
Wimborne First School
The children from Wimborne First School will be performing their own special folk dance.
Young Irish dancers from Yetminster. Dresses have long sleeves and are very short in length, with lovely Celtic embroidery.
Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' and dressed in Traditional village costume.