Display Dance Co-ordinators Malcolm Major and Charlotte Dover have put together an exciting and varied programme of display dance for 2022, welcoming some exceptional dance teams to the fold.
Confirmed so far are Boss Morris, Campden Morris Dancers, First Class Stamp, Fool’s Gambit Morris, Lancashire Wallopers, Leominster Morris, Mortimer’s Morris, Newcastle Kingsmen, Rumworth Morris, Seven Champions Molly Dancers, Sheffield Steel Rapper, and Sidmouth Mummers, with more top-quality teams still to be added. They can be seen throughout the week in a range of Dance Spectaculars in Connaught Gardens and the Blackmore Gardens Marquee, and they will also be performing around town and on the Esplanade.
And for those who’d like to try out the dances for themselves there will be a range of dance workshops every morning of the festival, including Cotswold, Border, Appalachian, North West, Rapper and Clog. All will be welcome at the workshops, which as usual will cater for a wide range of experience and ability.
In addition, there will be a welcome return for the John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition to look forward to on Sunday, bringing the usual competitive spirit to the Festival with high standard and energetic jigs.
Finally, Morris Wednesday will be hosted by First Class Stamp, and the Disney-themed Party is sure to be a blast!
Keep checking here for updates and latest line-up additions for the 2022 festival.