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.

Anonymous Morris

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

Hunter's Moon

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

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.

Assemblaie du Valasse

French folk dance group from Normandy and musicans Calibeurdaine.

Bell's Angels

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.

Blackrock School of Irish Dance

Young Irish dancers from Yetminster. Dresses have long sleeves and are very short in length, with lovely Celtic embroidery.

Bourne River

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.

Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk Dancers

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

Cuckoo's Nest

Ladies Cotswold side from Brighton, Sussex. White shirt, black waistcoat, each dancer has a different self-coloured skirt - full rainbow of colours.

Dame's Rocket

Ladies North West side from Brasstown, North Carolina. Bold red and black dresss, red+black striped socks. Broad brim black hats.

Dorset Buttons

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.

Downes on Tour - women

Women's reunion Cotswold morris team. White trousers and shirts.

Exmoor Border Morris

Mixed Border morris team from North Devon. Blue tatter jackets. Blue & purple face paint. Black hats with fabulous flower arrangements.

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.


Lively mixed Appalachian dancers from Exeter, Devon. Women - short black dress with flame inserts. Men - red shirt, black trousers.

Fleet Morris

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.

Hobo's Morris

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

Holly Copse

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.

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.

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.

Knockhundred Shuttles

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.

Morena Slovak Dance Co.

Popular Slovakian dance company based in Camden Town, London. Dances from different parts of Slovakia in colourful traditional costumes.


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.

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.

Oyster Girls

Ladies North West morris side from the Isle of Wight. Green dress with red/gold frill, green clogs.

Pamphill Longsword

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

Pamphill Maypole

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.

Quayside Cloggies

Ladies North West Morris side from Bournemouth. Blue dresses with pink apron. Blue clogs. Blue and pink hoops.

Red Stags

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

Ridgeway Step Clog

Ridgeway Step Clog have had to cancel owing to an injury.


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.

Sidmouth Steppers

Ladies North West Morris side from Sidmouth in Devon. Dark Blue skirt, red apron, red/white/blue ribbons. Navy clogs.

Somerset Morris

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.

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.

Tiger Feet

Appalachian group from Cardiff. Orange shirt, black trousers, striped socks.

Uplyme Morris

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.

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.