We run practices throughout the year, with breaks over Christmas and the month of August. You can find us weekly in the Bristol Student Union Building in Clifton, on Thursday evenings from 8-10 p.m. in the Stephenson Room (second floor).
Our practice sessions (as with everything we do) are free to attend and open to all, and we’d love to see you there! We teach new dances every week from scratch, so you can turn up at any point in the year, although we start off our curriculum with the simplest stuff in September/October so that’s an excellent time to drop by. Practices are a tad on the informal side, with a lot of space for laughter and making friends. Just bring yourself, some clothes you can move about in, shoes with good shock absorption (trainers and running shoes are perfect), a decent-sized bottle of water and you’re set.
Want the gritty details on what we dance? Have a look at our full repertoire here.
We love dancing out too and you can find us performing at a huge variety of events throughout the year -from village fetes to international festivals, ceilidhs to conferences, and we love them all. If you want morris dancers there, we’ll check our calendar.
Our upcoming events:
In the next month we’re looking forward to…
21st April, afternoon – Dancing off the dragons at Yate St. George’s Day Celebrations. We’re on at 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
23rd April, 8 p.m. – Getting together with Bristol University Folk Soc’s Monday music session at the Cornubia on Temple Street, for their St. George’s Day do.
1st May, dawn – And the big one, dancing in the summer dawn on Brandon Hill. If we don’t dance, the sun won’t rise. That’s what we call science. 4.30 a.m. Don’t be late!
From May onwards, we’ll be busy with pub dance-outs in and around Bristol, travelling away to folk festivals, and dancing at stone circles. There’s even whisper of a canal boat holiday at the end of the summer!