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We are a mixed Morris side, although sadly no men dancing at present. We have a brand new kit and now wear baldricks over a white shirt and black trousers and bell pads, plus add lovely new tatters for when we do our Border dances
We have recruited some new members but we need more!!
We fit in some practices all through the summer 'dancing out' months, so we're happy to welcome you
at any time to come along to a practice and give Morris dancing a try :
Just contact Naomi if planning to come along so we can watch out for you!
We currently practice on the first, second and third Tuesdays at the Church of the Resurrection Hall, Drayton, (corner of Brecon Ave, top of Penarth Ave PO6 2AP)
Why not come and give Morris Dancing a try at one of our practices - free of charge
for the first session, then £2.50 per evening. Beginners or experienced dancers of all ages, we promise you a warm welcome! (under 16's will need to be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult escort).
We dance to have fun, keep fit and make friends. We currently practise three times a month during the winter, but also slot in some practices during the summer months, between dancing out at pubs, festivals and fetes, both in the local area and further afield.
If you would like to come along to a practice or have any questions about joining us
please ring or email Naomi on 07982 260080
Our dances are mostly from the Cotswold and Border traditions. The Cotswold tradition dances are mainly from the villages of Adderbury, Stanton Harcourt, Lichfield and Ducklington, and are in the style that people usually associate with Morris dancing. The Welsh Border dances tend to be more flamboyant and lively, and less traditional, therefore there are more 'made up' dances in this style.
'Belles and Arrows'were formed from the amalgamation of two Morris Sides in the area
‘Southsea Belles’ and ‘Arrowhead’
Southsea Belles began life as a Cotswold women's side in 1977, the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Arrowhead began as a small group of Morris dancers based in Portchester. Their dances came from both Cotswold and Border traditions, and as the side grew, it transferred its base to Fareham.
updated June 2019