Dancing in the “Cotswold” tradition with a touch of
“Lower Balby” thrown into the mix.
There is no doubt that Morris Dancing is fun to watch, adds to the occasion of summer
in England and even more fun to do! If you are between the ages of 11 to 90, you
can learn to dance and the RM hold practice sessions between September and Spring
every year for existing and new members.
We will teach you and coach you in all the movements and steps.
RM intend to promote and recruit new Morris dancers and will be:
Recruiting dancers to add to our Morris team
Holding practice nights for those who would like to learn Morris as an interesting
To enquire, go to our contact page for information.
We are available to talking to schools and other groups
We have available literature and information to inform and interest our wider audience.
We offer periodic “sampler sessions” as part of our annual programme of events.
The Morris advantage !
Morris brings with it lots of benefits!
It is lots of fun. We hope we are a friendly bunch and welcome dancers and prospective
dancers of all ages.
It will enable you to get and stay fit.
You can dance it in a way to suit you age and fitness. You do not need to be a budding
Some basic moves are common to all Morris traditions (and country dancing in general)
so you can quickly get the basics. We will get you in a set to have fun very quickly.
There is lots to learn, so even old hands get it wrong, forget or just get muddled.
Practice makes perfect.
Get it right you get a sense of achievement ! We all go wrong occasionally but the
dance goes on!
Anyone who is interested in any of these activities, who would like to talk to us
about giving a presentation, a booking or a Morris demonstration, or would like some
literature, please contact via our contact page.
Please note that any young person wishing to take part in any activities promoted
by the Ripley Morris, who is under the age of 18 MUST give us contact details for
an adult relative or guardian.
Morris Dancing, as an English form of performance dance entertainment, has been around
in one form or another for at least 600 years - probably longer.
Ripley Morris (RM) want to keep it going for another 600 years.
To do this we need new blood - new recruits. This means YOU! You can dance the English