Complete Dance Programme for 2017, Dance Line Up 2017
In 2018, it's going to be another fun filled weekend of colourful dance displays through the streets of Wimborne.
Dance teams already confirmed for 2018 include:
Click on the name of a team, or their photograph to find out more about them and where they are dancing.
Tashi Lhunpo Monks
Red and saffron monastic robes when not dancing. Exotic dress for traditional Tibetan festival dances when performing.
Anonymous Morris meet in Poole and are gaining a reputation for their high-energy dance style.
Anonymous Morris meet in Poole and are gaining a reputa
Dancers: pantaloons, two 25yd skirts, decorated bras, choli, tribal belts, flowers & ornaments in hair. Band: variety of middle eastern style clothing
Clausentum make you realise the full potential of Cotswold morris. Young, precise and full of energy, they perform an amazing hankie dance.
Hunter's Moon dance in the Border Morris tradition, using some old favourites, but also new dances written by members of the side.
Rapper sword team from Bath. White shirt, green hoggers, yellow sash. Look for them in pubs.
Spank the Planks
Spank the Planks come from Bournemouth and specialise in Appalachian clog dancing, a style of American folk dance from the Appalachian Mountains.
Contemporary Appalachian, energetic and fun with the emphasis on having a good time!
Mixed team from Bristol. Women- black t-shirt with a plain coloured skirt. Men- black trousers with plain coloured shirt. Individual colours.
Ladies Cotswold Morris team dancing with colourful hankies and 3 sizes of sticks based in Holt village, Wiltshire, near Bradford on Avon and Bath.
Bradninch Millers Morris
Mixed side from Devon who dance various traditions (Cotswold, Wessex Stave, Border, Molly and Bradninch broom dance) from different regions.
Dorset Buttons Rapper
Male rapper sword dance side from Wareham, Dorset. white shirt, black hoggers, red cummerbund, black clogs. Clogs are rare in rapper.
Mixed Cotswold team from Somerset. White shirt and trousers. Baldric with red and green stripes. Green hankies. Black hat. Fond of penguins...
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.
Folk Active will be running free children's workshops: mini melodeons, maypole dancing, step dancing and broom dancing.
Appalachian dancers from Chippenham, Wiltshire. Each dancer wears a plain dress in a different colour.
For nearly 40 years, the Fosbrooks Folk Education Trust have taught children their local clog dance tradition and how to play the accordion and violin
Female border morris side from Poole. Red/yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!
Holt perform a broad mix of Cotswold styles, though many of their dances are based on a liberal interpretation of the Fieldtown morris tradition
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.
Morena Slovak Dance Co.
Popular Slovakian dance company based in Camden Town, London. Dances from different parts of Slovakia in colourful traditional costumes.
No Mean Feet
Mixed Appalachian team from Yeovil, Somerset. Purple or green dresses/shirts. Black trousers for men.
Young children from a school close to Wimborne perform a dance style from Yorkshire. We're looking forward to seeing their twist on the tradition.
The youngest class from Pamphill School, Wimborne, would like to show you their maypole dancing in the Model Town.
Border morris side from Southampton. Red and black tatter jackets with occasional yellow flash. Black shoes and trousers.
Ladies North West Morris side from Sidmouth in Devon. Dark Blue skirt, red apron, red/white/blue ribbons. Navy clogs.
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.
Ladies 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.
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.
Wimborne First School
The children from Wimborne First School will be performing their own special folk dance.
Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.