Find out more about Dartington Morris: when and where we dance, how we dance and why we dance.
Dartington Morris welcome new dancers, whether novice or experienced.
Our practice season this year starts on Friday 29 September and we are keen to encourage anyone interested in this fascinating English tradition to give Morris a go!
Dartington Morris once again an annual Day of Morris Dancing in Totnes on Saturday 16 September 2022.
Eight local guest sides joined Dartington Morris and a mixture of Cotswold Morris and Border Morris were on display.
Dartington Morris presented a day of dance, music and theatre based on the legend of Brutus in Totnes on Saturday 8 July 2023.
Just as the sun was rising on Monday 1st May 2023 at about 5:40am, Dartington Morris danced at Totnes Castle. This year we were delighted to have an audience of about sixty people join us for the celebration.
The sky was blue and we easily saw the sun appear in the East from the walls of the castle keep. We sang May Day songs and performed a number of dances in the Cotswold tradition, while we welcomed our audience with warm, spicy apple juice and fruit cake.
On June 25, 2022 Dartington Morris together with Dartington Playgoers created a colourful event celebrating the Amazing Adventures of Brutus – the legend of Brutus who is credited with the founding of Totnes, London and ultimately Britain.
Dartington Morris are proud performers of the Filkins tradition. You can read here a little about the background to this and the historical records that refer to it and allowed the dance style to be reconstructed from the scant details available.
How to book us for your venue
We are normally fully booked many months in advance, but please contact the Bagman if you wish to make a booking or simply enquire about one. We plan our summer programme in February each year but you can still ask - we don't like turning down great invitations!