Your chance to have a go at Morris dancing

August 28 2015

LOCAL folk will be able to have a crack at Morris dancing, with new beginner classes starting this month.

LOCAL folk will be able to have a crack at Morris dancing, with new beginner classes starting this month.

The Pigsty Morris group – whose name derives from the Gloucester Road hill – has announced that it will be holding sessions in September and October, and welcomes anyone who wishes to give the folk dance a try.

Recognised for performing lively, rhythmic dance steps, while wielding sticks and donning bells, the group has become a popular addition to the annual Mayfest, as well as other celebrations across the city.

The group says that dancing is a great way to keep fit and active, and encourages people to come along to the beginners’ class on September 25 and October 2 from 8-9.30pm at the Kelvin Players studio.

Pigsty Morris, which performs traditional and contemporary Cotswold Morris dances, is open to both men and women, and ages 16 and above.

The group practices weekly throughout the winter months, and dances from spring, through the summer and into the autumn.

For further information, visit: www.pigstymorris.org.uk or call John on 0117 9424957.

Pigsty Morris