25/26 June 2022

Dance Sides 2022

Enigma Border Morris

Southern Star Longsword

In 1936, a group of miners in the village of Lingdale in Yorkshire were filmed by Lady Trevelyn, performing their traditional longsword dance. In 1948, Peter Kennedy wrote down all the moves of the dance, which had gained an extra two figures in the intervening years.

In 2016, Southern Star Longsword dancers, with the aid of the Sword Dance Union and detailed notes written by Roy Dommett, brought together all the historical information about this dance, and started bringing it back to life again.

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Enigma Border Morris

Quayside Cloggies

The Quayside Cloggies are a mixed Clog – Morris team who dance in the North -West tradition.
Most of their dances originate in Lancashire or Cheshire although some have been self – composed.
Also, they perform some garland dances.
Although associated with Poole Quay, currently, they are based at St Alban’s Church Hall, Charminster, Bournemouth.

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Treacle Eater Clog

Treacle Eater Clog is a North West Morris dancing team, based in Yeovil, Somerset, England. They were founded in 1983, largely by members of Queen’s Delight, a Cotswold Morris team, which has since folded.

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Bourne River Morris Men

Based in Bournemouth, Dorset; they dance in the Cotswold tradition at a variety of festivals, local pubs and other venues.

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Blackrock Irish dancers

Blackrock Irish Dancers

Blackrock School of Irish Dance is a traditional Irish dancing group, originally founded as Yetminster Irish dancers back in 1972, by Mrs Pamela Common. Now run by Ellie Parcell, for the last 6 years, based in Stoke sub-Hamdon, classes run on a Saturday morning.

Ages 3 -18, every ability welcome.

We travel all across the south west performing in weekend festivals, school fetes, stage shows, parties and more!

Learn to Irish dance in a fun and encouraging atmosphere, whilst making new friends and building confidence. We perform a mixture of group dances and solos in both soft shoes and hard shoes.

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Zlaten Klas

Zlaten Klas  are an enthusiastic Bulgarian folk dancing community in Bournemouth and welcome everyone who wants to try their magical way to relax, make friends and have fun.

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Spank The Planks

Spank The Planks was formed in 1988 and is based in Bournemouth, Dorset. They specialise in Appalachian clog dancing which is a form of American folk dancing that originated in the Appalachian Mountains. The local people developed their own musical sound, playing mainly fiddles and banjos and complimenting the music with a percussive dancing style that used shuffles, taps and scuffs to keep time.

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Bournemouth U3A

Sarum Morris

Sarum Morris come from Salisbury and dance in the Cotswold tradition, with dances from Oddington, Brampton and Illmington. They dance in the colours of Salisbury city, blue and gold with white trousers and shirts. This is their 40th year and we have set out to celebrate by doing 40 different dances in 40 different places.

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Knights of King Ina

The Knights of King Ina are a Morris dance team specialising in the Solo and Duet dances known as Jigs in the Morris genre. The dances are drawn from many of the morris traditions and include dances choreographed by us using the styles and steps collected in the early 20th century.

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Bournemouth U3A

Bournemouth U3A

Currently they are enjoying dances from a wide variety of countries eg Croatia, Russia, Israel, England, Sweden as well as a few dances from the circle dance tradition.

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Blackrock Irish dancers

Morena

Morena Dance Company is a Slovak folk dance group set up in December 2001. Morena Dance Company offers very colourful, energetic, fast, temperament and quite physical show based on Slovak dance.

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Bournemouth U3A

Anonymous Morris

Anonymous Morris are a mixed border morris side from Poole with an energetic, free-flowing dance style and they write many of their own dances.

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Bournemouth U3A

Enigma Border Morris

Enigma Border Morris perform in Black & Turquoise tatters, mask & hats.

Dance Workshops

We will have a Longsword workshop in the early afternoon run by one of the members of Anonymous Morris. Time and location to be confirmed.