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Carnival morris
Th e huge variety of English fo lk dance styles reflect the constantly evolving nature of tradition. 19th and 20th century revival and ‘created’ traditions have now become traditional for many participants. Traditional processional dancing in the...
North West morris (2)
The men’s costumes are usually breeches and shirts with hats decorated with flowers and strings of beads worn around the neck. Women often wear mid-length dresses with a pinafore or waistcoat. Earlsdon Morris Men Sidmouth Folk Week, 2011 Photo:...
North West morris
North We st morris dancing is from Lancashire, Greater Manchester, and Cheshire and is usually performed in sets of 8 dancers, although sets of 6 to 12 are not unusual. Dances were originally processional, moving through the streets of the local...
Border morris (2)
Traditional costume includes tatters , a rag jacket made of strips of material sewn loosely at one end to a jacket, and bells tied around the knee. Dancers and musicians (usually several) might also wear top hats decorated with feathers, and most...
Border morris
Border morris dancing is from the English counties on the Welsh border: Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The dances are usually performed in setsof four to eight dancers. Nowadays the style is wild and exuberant, performed almost at...
Music
Live music is an integral part of English folk dance. Performance dancers rehearse and perform with one or more musicians, and social dances are usually accompanied by a band. Dance and musical accompaniment are inter-connected. Dancers use both...
Introduction 4
As you can see on the diagram, English folk dance can be usefully placed into two broad groupings: 1) Performance Dance Usually performed outside in the street or village green and, in modern times, often at festivals or as a performance in an...
Introduction 3
Engli sh folk dance is colourful, exhilarating, exciting and diverse! Although distinctive, it has surprising similarities to traditional dances from across the British Isles, Europe, and other parts of the world. For example, stick dances that...
Introduction 2
English folk dance spans a hugely varied range of activities, from solo dancing in informal social settings to elaborately costumed and choreographed group dances. Dances can be spontaneous or ritualised, fixed or improvised, irreverent or solemn...
Resources and Teaching Tools
A variety of resource packs are available giving practical examples of how to use folk arts in schools and community settings. The resources have developed out of innovative projects and initiatives run by the English Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)...

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