Our Dance Sides

Morris dancers are a mainstay of the festival and relate directly to the origins of the festival as a traditional English dance festival. Their colourful presence dancing out around the town and on the seafront provide one of the iconic soundscapes of the festival – bells!
There are lots of different styles and many of the costumes have sound historical reasons for how they look. Morris sides also help raise funds for Folk Week –
please put some money in their tins when you see them dance – it all goes towards the next festival.
If you are with a dance side, and are interested in being part of the Festival please get in touch for more information. enquiries@broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk

The following Dance sides will be with us for Folk Week 2023!

Alive & Kicking North West Morris – https://www.facebook.com/aliveandkickingmaldon

Allsorts – their own tradition – www.facebook.com/allsorts-morris

Black Swan Morris – http://www.blackswanbordermorris.co.uk/ – https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanMorris

Bower Street Morris – https://www.facebook.com/Bowerstreetmorris 

Datchet Border Morris – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100022757482108 

Deadhorse & The Broomdashers – East Kent Border – www.deadhorse.org.uk

East Kent Morris  – https://www.facebook.com/eastkentmorris

G & G Morris – Cotswold

Hartley Morris Men and Hartley Singers – Cotswold Morris Tradition – www.hartleymorrismen.org.uk /  https://www.facebook.com/hartley.morrismen

Invicta Morris – Cotswold – www.invictamorris.org.uk

Kent Korkers & Pork Scratchins – Border & North West – www.kentkorkers.co.uk

Kitka Bulgarian Folklore Group –  https://www.facebook.com/Kitka2013/?ref=page_internal

Loose Women – Border – www.facebook.com/loosewomenmorris/

Motley Morris – www.motley-morris.co.uk 

Offcumduns Border Morris – Border – www.facebook.com/offcumdunsbordermorris 

Pennyroyal Clog Dancers – English Step Clog – www.pennyroyal-clog.org.uk / http://www.facebook.com/pennyroyalclog

Phoenix Clog – https://www.facebook.com/groups/214446398642715 

Risking Larks – North West and Leading Lights Morris – Cotswold  https://www.facebook.com/LeadingLightsMorris/

Royal Liberty Morris – Ascot Under Wychwood / Molly Sword Traditions – https://www.facebook.com/groups/16511587834  –  https://twitter.com/Royallibmo

Steampunk Morris – Border – www.steampunkmorris.wordpress.com

Taproots – Appalachian Clog

Taylor’s Morris – https://www.facebook.com/harrytaylorsmorris 

Victory Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.victorymorrismen.org.uk

Wantsum Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.wantsum-morrismen.org.uk

Wantsum Morris Women – Cotswold Tradition – https://www.facebook.com/wantsumwomen

Wolfshead & Vixen Morris – https://wolfsheadandvixen.com