Dance Line-up

In 2019, it's going to be another fun filled weekend of colourful dance displays through the streets of Wimborne.

Dance teams already confirmed for 2019 include:

Click on the name of a team, or their photograph to find out more about them and where they are dancing.

Barefoot Bellydance
Formed in 1999 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Barefoot Bellydance is a troupe of musicians and tribal style belly dancers.
Hunter's Moon
Hunter's Moon dance in the Border Morris tradition, using some old favourites, but also new dances written by members of the side.
Mythago
Mixed Border Morris side from Sussex, with stories embedded in their performances. Black tatter jackets with yellow or red stripe. Individual masks.
Nonesuch Morris
Fantastic Cotswold team from Bristol. White shirts, black trousers. White hankies. Red rosettes worn on the upper arm.
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.
The Gurkhas
The Queens Gurkha Signals are based at Blandford. A highly respected part of the British Army, they perform traditional Nepalese dances.
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.
Dorset Buttons
Ladies North West morris side from Wareham, Dorset. Green skirts, red bodice, red clogs. Straw hats decorated with hand-made Dorset buttons.
Enigma
Mixed Border morris team from Somerset with turquoise and black tatters and bags of attitude.
Folk Active
Folk Active will be running free children's workshops: maypole dancing, step dancing and broom dancing.
Footnotes
Appalachian dancers from Chippenham, Wiltshire. Each dancer wears a plain dress in a different colour.
Green Man Sword
Green Man sword are a new longsword team from Surrey. Watch out for their performances and their workshops.
Maenads
Maenads come from Lenham in Kent. We dance our own versions of border styled dances.
Mayflower Morris
Based in Ash Vale on the Surrey/Hampshire border, Mayflower morris perform traditional, new and swapped clog dance routines with precision and energy.
No Mean Feet
Perform team routines, written by current and former team members, as well as individual freestyling to the music of their own Shoestring Band.
Old Palace Clog
Women's North West Morris group from Croydon, London. White blouse and white skirt with a green waistcoat and red clogs.
Polonez
Polish folk singers and dancers from Bournemouth, men, women and children. Women in red boots, colourful skirt with lace apron, floral headdress.
Raise The Dust
Combining both high-step and flat-foot styles of Appalachian dance to the authentic sound of Old-Time fiddle and banjo.
Shoostring
Appalachian team from South Wales, dancing to traditional bluegrass music.
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.
Uplyme Morris
Men's Cotswold side from Uplyme, Devon. White shirt and trousers, green + white baldric, black top hat.
Wimborne First School
The children from Wimborne First School will be performing their own special folk dance.
Zdravetz
Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.
Complete Dance Programme for 2018, Dance Line Up 2018