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Hello, I found a mistake on your website. It's a big one so I'd appreciate if you would correct it. You wrote that polka is a Polish dance. It's not. Polka is a Czech dance, polonez is Polish. Regards.

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2008-05-21 by Barbara Sztyrak from Warsaw


Comment on Morris Dancing

Hi there, my name is Morris, I'm 93 years old and I live in Mauritius, and funnily enough I'm well into morris dancing! I drive a Morris Minor and regularly shop at Morrison's. I named my pet hamster Morris Jnr. My favourite music is Morrisey. My brother's name is Borris and my mother's name is Dorris. I'm a happy man but a lonely one. Is there anyone out there with similar interests as me? As I feel like I'm the only one who loves all things morris!

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2008-02-04 by Morris Morris III (my friends call me m&m) from UK


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I'm a 28 year old Morris Dancer and dance at pubs and folk festivals whenever I can. We get alot of interest from both English people and tourists when we dance in public, it's such a fun, colourful, musical spectacle that once you see Morris you don't forget it. It's wonderful to travel to festivals and see different teams and styles of Morris from all over the country, it brings people together and promotes interest in our countrys rich traditions.

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2007-07-18 by Dave from Addlestone, Surrey


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Traditional country dancing kept alive by the die-hard "Morris Men" adourned in bells and flowers. This is our traditional dance still surviving at village fayres.

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2007-07-17 by Russell Hougham from USA


Comment on Morris Dancing

Although nobody knows the origins of Morris dancing (speculations about its beginnings are invariably flawed and unsatisfactory), nobody could ever deny its inherent Englishness. Think of the countryside, the pub, the village fete - all "icons" of England - and the Morris is associated with all of them.

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2007-03-30 by Michael Barnes from brighton


Enjoy Morris Dancing!

What finer way to enjoy an English summer's day can there be than drinking beer outside a village pub watching the morris dancers? This is a colourful spectacle and none more so than the red white and blue dresses of the women dancing with Whitethorn Morris - and of course their truly excellent musicians with squeezeboxes fiddles and drums! Whitethorn Morris can be seen at pubs fetes and local events in the Harrow area, and frstivals nationwide.

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2007-01-30 by John Norfolk from Tiverton


Comment on Morris Dancing

im only 16 and i have been doing morris for a while (fluffy)but id love to try other types though it looks really fun and entertaning i love morris dancing even though its fluffy any morris is good and means so much to us so why people say bad things about fluffy?????

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2007-01-12 by catherine from runcorn


Comment on Morris Dancing

Arguably the oldest, and one of the most traditional Morris Dancing Sides in England, Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers is mentioned in 1560 getting a grant for "two dossin of Morres belles 1shilling". Using only their own dances, handed down from generation to generation, Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers keep alive one of the finest English Folk Dance traditions. The 'horns', carried ceremonially at all dances, were reputedly the horns of an ox roasted in the town in 1700 which were won in combat with the men of The Vineyard, the opposite end of town. Here are some pictures of the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers: http://www.abingdonmorris.org.uk/mabmockst.htm

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2006-11-13 by Richard Thomas from Abingdon


Comment on Morris Dancing

i am 23yrs old and morris danced from the age of 4 up intil the age of 22 in was a huge part of my life i trained 1 night a week then competiton on a sunday n now to find out what i did on this site was ace I knew men started it off butt never knew there was so many different types i now know the style i have been doing is Fluffy

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2006-11-02 by Louise from Blackpool


Comment on Morris Dancing

im a marris dancer and im only 14 ive been dancing since i was 10. i do not know why people take the mickey outy of morris dancing, if i took the mickey out of asian dancing or some other culture of dancing i would be told i was racist but if other people take the mickey out of morris dancing not being told they are racist, ive also been taken the mickey out of by other english people THATS MAD!! they are taking the mickey out of their own heratige. Morris dancing is a very old english heratige i love it so please vote morris dancing!

Comment on Morris Dancing posted 2006-10-26 by caroline from london


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