With nine excellent dance groups coming to the Bognor Regis Town Centre
on Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th September, expect a riot of colour and dance talent
from some of the very best practitioners in the country.
Dance groups are coming from far and wide, including London, the Isle of Wight, Brighton, Lewes, Hampshire and West Sussex.
Six different teams will be dancing on Saturday and four on Sunday, displaying a varied range of folk & ethnic dance.
Styles include Appalachian, Northern Clog, Cotswold Morris and dances from around the World,
all performed with great verve, colour and style.
A North West Morris side from Midhurst, West Sussex. Some of the dances they perform are traditional and may have been used by the mill workers in carnival processions or even in competitions between local sides. In Knockhundred they're lucky to have people with the skills needed to write new dances; some dances written in last 10 years or so have become firm favourites with dancers and audiences alike.
A mixed Morris team full of swagger and verve!
A ladies’ Morris dance-side from the Isle of Wight. The very first dance that the group learned was ‘Mobberly’ danced to the tune of ‘The Oyster Girl’ - hence the name of the side.
They mainly dance in the north-west tradition of Morris dancing, and wear clogs. Many of their dances originate from the north-west of England.
This is an Appalachian clogging team from the Brighton area, with precise stepping, moves and dance links; helping us really appreciate their dance and music. They also have as much fun as possible!
This display team - The Bognor Regis International Dance Ensemble - has members of all ages and enjoys international folk dancing.
Charming English Country dance, Playford style.
Datchet Border Morris
Datchet Border are an all male Morris side with a mixed band, performing dances in the English Border style (English/Welsh border).
It's Knickerbocker Glory! Knickerbocker Glory are an Appalachian dance team.
Knots Of May
A woman’s Morris team with a different kind of style!
Dances in the repertoire include clog dances from Lancashire and dances from Cheshire, performed with garlands or sticks. They also perform traditional dances from France, Flanders and Spain.
In true folk tradition, some of the traditional material has been modified to suit the style of the team.