Dance Teams

Colourful, vibrant, creative and dynamic, the dance teams we invite to Warwick are a real celebration of the dance traditions of Britain, Ireland and beyond, and a vital ingredient of the unique atmosphere of Warwick Folk Festival.

Catch their energetic displays around Warwick town centre throughout the Festival weekend, and don’t miss their spectacular mass procession as it winds its way through the town on Saturday – always a Warwick highlight. 

We will have a wide variety of vibrant entertainment at the next festival.

Barefoot Bellydance

Barefoot Bellydance is a lively troupe of dancers and musicians from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire who love performing at festivals large and small. The troupe comprises of talented dancers, teachers and musicians that teach classes and workshops and also perform at festivals UK Wide. The style of…

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Sallyport Sword

The Sallyport Sword Dancers are a sword dance team, founded in 1969, who perform the traditional rapper and longsword dances of the North-East of England. The rapper sword dance tradition is one of taking the dance to the people, usually when they are trying to enjoy an otherwise undisturbed pint…

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Witchmen

The Witchmen dance Morris from the Daarkside where pagan ritual dance meets street entertainment. Traditional border morris dances originated in the Welsh border counties, we have mutated that style to create dances which are exciting, entertaining and relevant to 21st century audiences. We…

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Chiltern Hundreds

Chiltern Hundreds are a team of like-minded dancers and musicians who enjoy performing the fascinating and engrossing dances from the industrial North West of England. The team has been dancing since 1992 and was founded by Kate Rose, a leading teacher and researcher into North West Clog…

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Star & Shadow Rapper

Gin drinking, sword wielding women's rapper team from…

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Silkstone Greens

Silkstone Greens dance in the traditional North West Morris style of straight lines, sharp turns and high knees. They are now in our 9th year and come from the village of Dodworth, where they get their name from the Silkstone coal seam that runs underneath. Silkstone Greens wear a traditional…

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Fool’s Gambit Morris

Fool's Gambit Morris is an energetic, young Cotswold morris team that aims to amaze and impress with our dancing. Dancing mainly in the Fieldtown and Raglan traditions, we enjoy dancing at many events far and wide. Founded in 2010, we have had a busy 5 years, having been invited to the Shrewsbury,…

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Hammersmith Morris

Kitted out in blue and gold and cutting a dash on the streets and off, Hammersmith Morris Men continue to thrill and entertain audiences around the…

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Seven Champions Molly Dancers

Formed in 1977 with the ambitious but slightly vague aim of “being the best Morris dance side in the country”, the Seven Champions started life with the Mummers Play that gave the name and a rough reel dance. This was followed by extensive research into what was known about Molly dancing –…

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Bradshaw Mummers

The Bradshaw Mummers are a street theatre group, performing traditional and contemporary plays based on the medieval mumming traditions of death and re-birth and the triumph of good over evil. Although most of their scripts are written by members of the group, the performances combine both old and…

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Pecsaetan Morris

Pecsaetan [peck-suh-tan]: an Anglo-Saxon tribe local to the Sheffield area; ‘People of the Peak’. Mid-2001: a group of friends drunkenly decide to start a women’s Cotswold morris team and surprise themselves by actually doing so in the cold light of day. They (not so drunkenly) decide to…

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Plum Jerkum

Plum Jerkum are the town of Warwick’s very own mixed Border Morris side! If you fancy joining them they practice every Monday evening, 8.00-10.00pm, in the Northgate Methodist Church Hall on the corner of Barrack Street and Northgate Street in Warwick Town Centre. PJ dance in the Border Morris…

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Hereburgh Morris

We are Hereburgh Morris - a mixed bunch of men and women who like to learn and perform morris dances that come primarily from the villages of the Cotswolds in…

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Earlsdon Morris Men

Earlsdon Morris Men perform traditional North West clog dances. We welcome dancers and musicians of all ages to join. We are a sociable group who like to dance, sing, travel and be merry. The North West Morris style originated during the industrial revolution, particularly in the cotton mill towns…

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Chinewrde Morris

Renowned for their energetic and precise dancing style, as well as distinctive burgundy dresses, Chinewrde are based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire and have been dancing North West Morris for over 30…

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Belle d’Vain Clog Morris Dancers

Belle d’Vain is a women’s dance side based in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire. The side was conceived during the annual beer festival at the National Trust’s famous Fleece Inn, which is in the village of Bretforton, by the wives and daughters of Pebworth Morris men.   We…

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