Display Dance Co-ordinators Malcolm Major and Charlotte Dover have put together a stellar array of dance teams for this year, with more to be announced.
Confirmed so far are: Alton Morris, Black Swan Rapper, Crooked Moon Appalachian, Earlsdon Morris Men, Five Rivers Morris, Makeney Morris, Moulton Morris Men, Oakenyouth, Ouse Washes Molly, Rivington Morris, Star and Shadow Rapper, Windsor Morris.
Sunday will again showcase some high-octane jig dancing in the John Gasson Jig Competition, the hugely popular Sidmouth Horse Trials and The Esplanade will be full of booked and visiting teams.
During the week there will be the usual range of high quality dance shows in the Blackmore Gardens Marquee and in Connaught Gardens. Morris Wednesday will be in the capable hands of Windsor Morris, with Faustus providing the music for the ceilidh dancing so expect a great evening!
Workshops – there will be a range of morning dance workshops covering a variety of Morris styles including Cotswold, North West, Molly, Border, Rapper plus Clog and Appalachian. Workshops will cater for a range of abilities and experience. Stephen Rowley returns with Mummers workshops and Jameson Wooders gives a presentation on the History of Morris.