|On:||Friday 8th June 2018|
|Starting Location:||Park Lane|
|Also at:||East St (by Rising Sun), Salamander (Road), High St (By The Green), High St, By Mill Lane, Square (not stage), East Borough (Olive Branch)|
Participants in order:
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust supports the Tibetan monastery in exile in India. The monks visit England to raise awareness of Tibetan culture.
Men's side:Cotswold, North West, Border, Southampton, Hampshire. Black knee-breeches, white shirt. Yellow baldric with black stripe. Grey top hat.
A group of pupils from Allenbourn Middle School hope to show you a traditional dance from Preston in Lancashire, with their own twist.
Young children from a school close to Wimborne perform a dance style from Yorkshire. We're looking forward to seeing their take on the tradition.
Irish dancers aged between 3-18, based is Yeovil. Dresses are traditional with lovely Celtic embroidery, all made by hand.
Mixed junior group from North Dorset. Traditional English social dances as well as Maypole and regional dances.
The children from Wimborne First School will be performing their own special folk dance.
Ladies North West Morris side from Bournemouth. Blue dresses with pink apron. Blue clogs. Blue and pink hoops.
We are a Mixed Border Morris team from Bath, we are up for a laugh, with lots of energy, lots of dancing and lots of drinking!
Folk dancers from Bournemouth, performing international dances. Wide variety of colourful historical costumes.
Female side from Poole. Red/mustard yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!
Maenads come from Lenham in Kent. We dance our own versions of border styled dances.
Haddenham Hoofers lively group dances based on traditional Appalachian dance steps to the accompaniment of Old Time String Band Music.
Tappalachian is a mixed Appalachian group from St. Albans, Hertfordshire, dressed in black with bright co-ordinating 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.
Specialists in solo and duet Cotswold Jigs. Costumes are a personal combination of black and white.
Holt perform a broad mix of Cotswold styles, though many of their dances are based on a liberal interpretation of the Fieldtown morris tradition
Ladies Cotswold side from Bristol/Bath area. Also do stave dances, which originate from the Friendly Societies (early form of insurance companies).
Ladies North West Morris side from Sidmouth in Devon. Dark Blue skirt, red apron, red/white/blue ribbons. Navy clogs.
Formed in 1999 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Barefoot Bellydance is a troupe of musicians and tribal style belly dancers.
Mixed Morris dance side, formed in 1990 and based in Copythorne in the New Forest.
The Fabulous Fezheads are Englands Premier Sand Dance Illusionists, either that, or an engaging bunch of lunatics who dance while swapping hats!
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.
Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.
The Merrydowners are a mixed men's and women's Cotswold side based in North Harrow, Middlesex.
Step Clog side based in Oxfordshire. Named from their proximity to the ancient Ridgeway Path which runs from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon.
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.
The name says it all! Morris dancing in an unwritten alternative future.
Ladies North West morris team from Harrow. Blue dress and mill girl's hat, red apron. Whitethorn celebrated their 40th birthday in September 2017.
Ladies North West morris side from the Isle of Wight. Green dress with red/gold frill, green clogs.
Northgate Rapper are Bath's finest, and only, male sword dancing team. They perform high energy rapper dances in any pubs that will let them in.
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.
Mixed side from Devon who dance various traditions (Cotswold, Wessex Stave, Border, Molly and Bradninch broom dance) from different regions.
Hips and Haws are a Chippenham-based female Clog morris dance side who perform dances in their own style, some North West and step dancing traditions.
Based in Ivinghoe, Bucks. Bright colours, lots of noise & above all fun - a mixed side, dancing mostly North West with some Border & other styles.
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