The First of Ma(n)y

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Emma and Callum’s first dance!

The season kicks off with our first ‘spot’ at the Bright Star, as part of Kimpton May Fayre. Vandalls is the first dance and it’s Emma and Callum’s first appearance in public.

They first came to a practice last October and now they are “dancing out” as we say. If you fancy doing the same, just ask any of the team at any event.

The May Queen joins in the dancing
The May Queen joins in the dancing

After the Bright Star we perform a second ‘spot’ at The Boot in Kimpton where amongst the audience invited to join in a dance are the Fayre’s May Queen and her attendants.

Summer is upon us!

may1It may not feel like it from the weather, but the summer is almost here. Our dancing season traditionally starts on 1 May. The programme is now up on this website, but is as ever subject to change.

This season is a few days longer than usual – we’re starting at Kimpton on 30th April (because they asked us!) and finishing 5 months later with our day of dance on the last Saturday in September, this year as late as it can be on 30th September.

Day of Dance

We always look forward to our day of dance on the last Saturday in September. It’s the culmination of our season and we invite other teams to come and enjoy the delights of St Albans and the surrounding area.
Here’s where we’re taking Blackheath, Coventry and Ripley on Saturday 24th September.

The approximate timetable for the day is as below. Not all teams will dance at each show.

10.30  – 11.00  Alban Arena

11.15 – 11.40 Clock Tower and Christopher Place

11.50 – 12.15 Christopher Place and Clock Tower

12.30 – 12.45 Lower Red Lion

14.30 – 15.00 Mosquito Museum

16.30 – 17.30 Bull, London Colney (Informal dancing )

18.00 onwards  White Hart Tap. We’re going to chill, have a little to eat and we might be persuaded to dance a bit more.

Come and try dancing!

DSCN1391Morris dancing is fun! Why not come and try it? Women and men are welcome. It’s much more fun than going to the gym, you work as a team and you get to go to the pub afterwards.

Don’t be shy! No previous dancing experience is needed as our friendly teacher will get you moving in the right direction in no time at all.

The next taster evening is at 8pm on Monday 12th September at the Scout Hut in Riverside Road, St Albans AL1 1SE.

If you would like more details please phone Andrew on 01727 833028 or Trevor on 01707 883476

Dancing in St Albans UK and farther afield since 1930