We welcome new recruits at any time but why not try one of our taster sessions? We are running these every Monday up until 5th November. Please note that due to ongoing restoration works at our usual practice venue these will take place at St. Johns School, Portland Road, KT1 2SG. Get in touch for more details and give the morris a try.
We are keen to welcome new members so if you would like to dance or play for us why not come and see us at one of our events or contact us for more details.
During the winter months, from October to mid-April we practise at St John’s Church, Kingston KT1 2SU with our main dance programme running from late April to September. In addition to our weekly dance practices our musicians also have a monthly morris music practice at the Willoughby Arms, Kingston.
No previous morris dancing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a good sense of rhythm. We are a fun team with a very active dance programme and a strong social side.
Our dance programme includes local community events, pubs, fairs and festivals, often dancing with other morris teams. We try to have at least one trip further afield each season, examples include Sidmouth Folk Week, Oxford Folk Weekend and Days of Dance with other morris teams or the various morris organisations. In 2016 we enjoyed a long weekend dancing in Poland as well as a weekend dancing at Swanage Folk Festival, while in 2017 we took a trip to Ely folk festival as well as a varied programme of more local events.
Each practice season begins with two open practices for potential recruits to try out the morris but we are always keen to expand our numbers. We have a varied and busy programme of events so whether it’s dancing on a festival stage, freezing on top of Box Hill at dawn on Mayday or performing at corporate events you never know where the morris will take you.