The best time of year to start is
September/October. We meet on Wednesday evenings in Didcot between September
and April to practice our
for the next season and learn new
ones. We meet, usually twice a month
for 2 hours, in a community hall or school hall - the venue has varied over
the years depending on cost and convenience. We all dance border morris and
sword, including the musicians.
Between May and September we dance out all over the place, at folk festivals, pubs, schools, barn dances, palaces,... We car-share as much as possible. We also have occasional summer practices in a garden when we want to. Everyone is expected to come to practices and to sign up for dance outs. New members are welcome to dance outs and do the dances they have learned so far! Dance outs can be a good time to watch the dances and learn them while contributing to the percussion of the band and enjoying the atmosphere and company.
We aim that the income from bookings pays our annual membership of the Morris Federation and our hall hire. No travel expenses are paid. When our modest group expenses are not covered by our income, everyone is required to all pay a contribution.
A couple of times a year we have purely 'social' events like a Christmas party or similar - and have done 'Friends and Family' barn dances where we invite anyone we want to for an evening barn dance with refreshments. To be honest, we don't need many 'social' events because we enjoy our time together at practices and dance-outs!
We look forward to welcoming you sometime
soon. Give it a go!
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .
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