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Dance teams: North Yorkshire




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Barnard Castle

  • Blacksheep Morris
    Mixed Border Morris.
    Meet 7.30 – 9.30pm Wednesday's weekly at Winston Village Hall , Winston, Darlington, DL2 3RJ
    Contact: Karen Tranter
    Telephone: 01833 638288
    Email: blacksheepbordermorris@gmail.com


  • Locos in Motion Border Morris
    Meetings: Tuesday 8,00pm. Sadberge Village Hall,
    Darlington Road, Sadberge DL2 1SA
    Description: We are a mixed Border Morris team. New dancers/musicians always welcome.
    Contact = Richard Featherstone
    Telephone = 01642475057
    Email: = jr_featherstone@hotmail.com



  • Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers
    Female dancers supported by musicians of either gender. Started in 1977 as a women’s Morris side performing our version of Cotswold and
    North West dances but now the repertoire includes many original dances and traditional North West Morris.
    Meets Wednesdays in
    Contact: Maggie Burrell
    Telephone: 01423 566112
    Email: MCPegsNo53@talktalk.net
    Website: http://www.bettyluptonsladlelaikers.org.uk/
  • Claro Sword and Morris Men
    Yorkshire Longsword Dancing.
    Meets Thursdays, weekly at Pannal Scout Hall, Pannal.
    Contact: David Shaftoe, Bagman
    Mobile: 07974 873432
    Email: squire@clarosword.org
    Website: http://www.clarosword.org
  • Cricket on the Hearth
    Appalachian step dancers, meetings at St John's Church Hall, Bilton,
    Harrogate Sundays 6-8pm.
    Contact: Stella
    Mobile: 07763474213
    Email: paul.z@ntlworld.com


  • Clogarhythm
    Mixed gender step clog.
    Meetings ad hoc: contact for details.
    Contact: Jeff Garner
    28 Scrivens Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9EJ
    Telephone: 01423 865086
  • Flag and Bone Gang
    Men's Morris. Style - unclassifiable. Morris Federation members.
    Meets Sundays, weekly at St Johns Hall,
    Bilton Lane, Knareborough.
    Contact: Jeff Garner
    28 Scrivens Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9EJ
    Telephone: 01423 865086
    Email: flagandbonegang@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.flagandbonegang.org.uk/
  • Hornbeam Molly
    Meetings on Wednesdays from 8.00pm to 10.00pm in the Scriven Scout HQ, which is on the top floor of the Danceworx Studio, 9 Castle Yard, Knaresborough. HG5 8AS. Mixed gender Molly performing both traditional and original dances.
    Contact: Ray Black
    Telephone: 01423 502875
    Email: blackmale@talk21.com
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/hornbeammolly/
  • Medusa
    Women's Gothic Morris.
    Meets at Park Grove Methodist church hall, Park Grove, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9ET. Meet most Thursday nights (please ring or email before travelling) 8-10 pm. Female dancers, musicians of either gender.
    Contact: Sally Smith
    Telephone: 01423 868753
    Please contact via Medusa facebook page.


  • Brompton Scorpers Longsword Dancers
    Local village group - dances occasionally.
    Contact: Vince Rutland
    37 Church View, Brompton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2QX
    Telephone: 01609 780536
    Email: vince@srutland.orangehome.co.uk
  • Sallyport Sword Dancers
    Men's Rapper Sword.
    Meets Tuesdays, fortnightly at the Sun Inn, Swalwell. Based mainly in
    Newcastle but with members across Yorkshire.
    Contact: Vince Rutland
    37 Church View, Brompton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2QX
    Telephone: 01609 780536
    Email: vince@srutland.orangehome.co.uk
    Website: http://sallyport.herokuapp.com

Pateley Bridge

  • Pateley Longsword
    Mostly Yorkshire Longsword with other styles danced in between. Practice - Thursdays - in Glasshouses near
    Pateley Bridge.
    Contact: Ted Dodsworth
    Broadfields Farm, Skelding, Ripon. HG4 3PP
    Telephone: Telephone: 01765 620441
    Email: teddodsworth@gmail.com
    http:// www.pateleylongsword.co.uk


  • Richmond Castle Clog
    Durham and Northumberland step clog; some Lancashire.
    Meets Thursdays, weekly, at Cleasby Village Hall,
    6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
    Age range 6-60+. Dancers and musicians welcome.
    Name: Christine Williamson
    Telephone: 01325 465129
    Email: cmwilliamson16@btinternet.com
  • Richmond on Swale Morris Men
    Meetings at Cleasby & Stapleton Village Hall, The Garth, Cleasby, North Yorkshire DL2 2QY
    Practice Thursday evenings 8pm - 10pm. All male Morris Ring Side dancing traditional Morris
    Contact: Andrew Bishop
    Telephone: 01833 638288
    Email: roy.rosmm@btinternet.com



  • Scarborough White Rose Garland & Clog
    Meets Mondays, weekly at The Memorial Hall,
    Main Street, Seamer.
    Contact: Sheila Swales
    Telephone: 01723 582681
    Email: cyrilmbe@hotmail.co.uk
  • Scarborough White Rose Sword
    Men's Sword. Currently seeking new members.
    Meets Mondays, weekly at The Memorial Hall,
    Main Street, Seamer.
    Contact: Cyril Swales
    Telephone: 01723 582681
    Email: cyrilmbe@hotmail.co.uk
  • Yorkshire Coast Morris
    Mixed Morris.
    Meets Thursdays, weekly at Sea Cadet headquarters,
    East Sandgate, Scarborough.
    Contact: John Gorton
    Telephone: 01723 890913
    Email   yorkscoastmorris@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.yorkshirecoastmorris.org.uk/


Flag Crackers of Craven
Border Morris.
Meets Wednesdays at Kildwick and Farnhill Institute, Farnhill.
New dancers and musicians always welcome.
Squire@Flagcrackers.co.uk or bag@flagcrackers.co.uk
Website: http://www.flagcrackers.co.uk/


Jet Set Border Morris
Redcar & Cleveland: the moors and coastline between
Whitby and Saltburn.
Practice on Thursday evenings in Guisborough,
N Yorks.
All welcome.
Contact: Alison Barnes
Telephone: 01642 480323
Email: jetset@jetsetmorris.co.uk


  • Acorn Morris
    Female Cotswold / border team founded 1975
    Meetings: Autumn / Winter,Wednesdays,
    Clifton Scout Hut, Green Lane, York, 20.15-21.30
    Contact: Jonathan Brockbank
    Telephone: 01904 659600
    Email: jobank@uwclub.net
    Website: http://www.acornmorris.co.uk
  • Black Swan Rapper
    Premier Men's Rapper Sword Dancing team based in Leeds.
    Weekly rehearsals on a Tuesday night at 20:00, venues vary.
    Contact us via email if you want to come to a practice - new members welcome.
    Contact: Tom Shallaker,

    Telephone: 07866 766404
    Email: blackswanrapper@googlemail.com
    Website: http://www.blackswanrapper.co.uk
  • Ebor Morris
    Men's Costwold Morris and Longsword.
    Meets Mondays, weekly at the Scout Hut, Bad Bargain Lane, Tang Hall, York.
    Contact:: Via Website
    Website: http://www.ebormorris.org.uk/
  • The Minster Strays
    The Minster Strays were formed in 2003 as a mixed side, based amidst the Howardian hills between York and Pickering. Wearing green, burgundy and gold waistcoats, and colourful tatters, we perform the dances of Old England as well as our own unique creations in traditional style.
    Mondays, 8-10 pm: indoor practice sessions September to mid May, Thornton-le-Clay Village Hall; dancing out during the summer in the York/Rydedale/Howardian Hills areas and further afield.
    Contact: Gez Pegram (Squire)
    Mobile: 07983 493274
    Email: gezpegram@talktalk.net
    Website: http://www.minsterstrays.org.uk/




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