Wimborne Minster Folk Festival | Dance Line-up

Dance Line-up

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

Energetic, mixed Border Morris side from Poole, Dorset. Purple tatter jackets with added black/white/sparkle, black shirt/trousers, black top hat.

Barefoot Bellydance

Dancers: pantaloons, two 25yd skirts, decorated bras, choli, tribal belts, flowers & ornaments in hair. Band: variety of middle eastern style clothing


Mixed Cotswold side from Southampton. Red shirt. Black trousers and shoes, white hankies. Sash with a black and white stripe.

Northgate Rapper

Rapper sword team from Bath. White shirt, green hoggers, yellow sash. Look for them in pubs.

Spank the Planks

Appalachian team from Bournemouth. Blue or purple check dresses with quilted panel on bodice.


Self-coloured t-shirt (range of colours) with club logo on breast. Black trousers and black shoes.


Mixed team from Bristol. Women- black t-shirt with a plain coloured skirt. Men- black trousers with plain coloured shirt. Individual colours.

Bell's Angels

Ladies Cotswold team, sister side to Holt Morris. Brightly coloured hankies, black trousers, polka dot waistcoats.

Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk Dancers

Folk dancers from Bournemouth, performing international dances. Wide variety of colourful historical costumes.

Bradninch Millers Morris

Mixed 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 Rapper

Male rapper sword dance side from Wareham, Dorset. white shirt, black hoggers, red cummerbund, black clogs. Clogs are rare in rapper.

Dr Turberville's

Mixed Cotswold team from Somerset. White shirt and trousers. Baldric with red and green stripes. Green hankies. Black hat. Fond of penguins...

Festus Derriman

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

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.

Fosbrooks, Great British Clog Dancers

Schoolchildren from Stockport, who clog dance to accordion and violin. Girls: white shirt, black skirt, waistcoat. Red sash. Boys: black trousers.

Hobo's Morris

Female border morris side from Poole. Red/yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!

Hunter's Moon

Mixed Border Morris side from Eastbourne, Sussex. Black and silver tatter jackets. Decorated top hats.

Knickerbocker Glory

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.

Pamphill Longsword

Young children from a school close to Wimborne perform a traditional dance from Yorkshire. White shirt, black trousers, coloured baldrics.

Red Stags

Border morris side from Southampton. Red and black tatter jackets with occasional yellow flash. Black shoes and trousers.

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.

Sweet Coppin

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.

Wild Thyme

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.


Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.