Dancers – What to expect

And hook... St George's Day 2016 (Photo copyright Roz Bassford-South)
And hook… St George’s Day 2016 (Photo copyright Roz Bassford-South)

We welcome anyone who wants to learn and dance the Morris. If you have danced before – great! If you are new to Morris, we will teach you! We do not have probation or apprentice periods. If you can learn the dances, you can dance them in public as soon as you are ready.

This is all we ask:

  • You are male (Brighton also has a thriving women’s morris side, Cuckoo’s Nest)
  • You look old enough to go into a pub
  • You are free on Thursday evenings
  • You are willing to turn up to practices and learn the dances

Practices last for two hours and are energetic. Most men wear shorts, teeshirts and trainers, and bring a towel. First year is free then there is an annual sub of £40 to pay for the hall. We teach collectively as a team but beginners get one to one mentoring.

Men pick up the ability to dance at different speed, but in our experience everybody can learn rhythm and can dance.  After one practice season you will have grasped the basics and learnt  4 to 5 dances. Your first dance season out will be exciting, challenging, and fun, leaving you hungry for more.

The team you are joining is made up of over 40 regulars ranging in ages of 18 to 74. We are all shapes and sizes and work and play in different fields. There is a lot of social interaction within the group and because we are a team first, age and background is irrelevant.

Get in touch to find out more.