For 2021 we will be dancing our ‘Distanced Dancing Suite’ of dances and dancing as a mixed team.
Shrewsbury Morris were formed in 1976, providing an opportunity for both men and women to practice and perform traditional and contemporary dances in the traditional style – celebrating and keeping alive the rich heritage of our country.
In more usual times we are comprised of three teams: The Shrewsbury Lasses, The Bull & Pump Morris Men and Shrewsbury Clog.
The Bull & Pump Morris Men
Dressed in green waistcoats, white shirts, brown breeches and green socks, The Shrewsbury Bull & Pump Morris Men took their inspiration for the colours of their kit from the Shropshire fields and hedgerows in spring.
We dance vigorous stick dances based on traditions from the Welsh Borders, as well as some more traditional Cotswold Morris. See Our Dances for more information.
The Shrewsbury Lasses
Instantly recognisable by their brightly coloured pinafore dresses and often the flash of a garter, the Lasses dance with enthusiasm and enjoyment. They perform dances in a range of styles including handkerchief, short stick and garland dances. Their repertoire includes several self-composed dances in the traditional style as well as a selection of dances form around the country. ‘Shrewsbury Flourish’ – written to teach at workshops at the Sidmouth International Festival – is now danced by over a dozen other teams across the country. See Our Dances for more information.
The team still includes original members as well as those who’ve joined recently. We have a variety of occupational backgrounds and ages but all share a desire to enjoy dancing and performing. The team motto when out dancing is ‘smile!’
Shrewsbury Clog have developed a unique style of performance featuring clog and step dances from across the country, involving a range of styles and music.
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