Workshops aim to boost number of Morris dancers in Purbeck

MORRIS dancing across Purbeck raised vital funds for a good cause this summer – but faces a bleak future if more dancers cannot be found.

The Dorset Button Morris confirmed its summer programme raised £900 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity.

“Thanks to everyone who came out and cheered us on and helped us collect this,” a spokesperson said.

And they said to keep up the knees – and the good work – the group was aiming to recruit more dancers.

“Dorset Button Morris have been dancing in Purbeck and the local areas for over 35 years,” they added.

“We are now getting so low of dancers that this type of dancing may not last locally.”

In a bid to boost numbers, the group is set to hold Morris dancing workshops.

The ladies dance, North West Morris, will hold workshops at the URC Church Hall, Wareham, on October 4 and 11. For more details, contact squire Mo by email to
Meanwhile, male Rapper (flexible sword) dancing will host events at Sandford Scout Hall on October 15 and 29. Contact Tony via for more information.

“Morris dancing is fun, good exercise and a good way to make new friends,” the spokesperson added. “It is not as difficult as it looks.”

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