Alton Morris is a lively, friendly side for both men and women, dancing in the Border style. You can see us during the summer months at a variety of festivals and local pubs. From October to April, we practise weekly at Alton Infant School. New dancers and musicians are always very welcome, so if you are interested please get in touch. No experience required!
- Our next gig ……..
WE ARE BACK up and running for the 2021 season. We have a bunch of Dances that we can probably remember from before COVID, come and check them out, we will be in Alton Market Square on Friday 23rd July at 8:00pm.
We will also be dancing with our friends Fleur de lys, at the Hop Blossom in Farnham (GU9 7HX) at 8:00pm on Tuesday 27th July.
Keep an eye on our programme (coming soon) to see where else we are planning to be performing.
- Open Evening
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to hit someone very hard with a long stick, now’s your chance! Alton Morris are having an Open Evening on Friday 27th September at 8pm at our usual practice venue, Alton Infants School. This is your chance to come and learn a couple of dances, or play a couple of tunes (or both) Men and women are welcome, as are women and men (over 16s please). No dance experience is necessary. but please bring your own instrument if you want to play, and you should have some basic knowledge of your instrument. This event is FREE, yes, FREE! So come and have a go, and, if you like it, talk to the Squire about joining the side. Afterwards, join us at the local pub!
(The entrance to the Infant School is in Victoria Road, behind the school, and there is parking)
- Performing at Holybourne Theatre.
- Ever fancied having a go yourself? Come along to our Taster Open Night on Friday 12th and 19th October at Alton Infant School! 8pm, entrance in Victoria Road. Men and women welcome, no experience necessary, free entrance.
- A great day entertaining the crowds at Blackmoor Apple Fair in 2017 and we will be there again on 14th October in 2018!
- New squire announced!
After careful deliberation, the slippery Kastonian was announced as the new Squire, under the watchful gaze and tuition of the Alton Morris resident sage and wise woman Ann, and new foreman, Trish. Kaston proudly proclaims “I may not be totally reliable, but I did win the skipping race when I was 10, so I think I’m up to the task” 😊
- The Alton Morris 2018 Programme
Our programme of dancing published. Please view to our calendar to see where we will be dancing during the coming season.
- Alton Morris Support HomeStart Wey-WaterAlton Morris was at The George, Butts Lane, Alton to hand over a £500 cheque to Home-Start WeyWater. This will be matched by the Four Acres Trust making a whopping £1,000 for this local charity.Alton Morris are always looking for new people to learn to be dancers and musicians to help carry on their traditional morris dance performances around the town and further afield into the future.
- The Next Generation of Dancers
Three Alton Morris dancers got the “Thumbs Up” from the 1st Liss Beaver Scouts on Friday after helping them learn about the traditional and culture of each of the countries that make up the United Kingdom, and earn a Challenge badge.
Dressed in the style of three different Morris traditions they demonstrated some of these features before teaching the Beavers to dance themselves.
The very enthusiastic and noisy response showed how much fun they were having. These are the Morris dancers of the future after all, so why would they not enjoy themselves.
Thanks to Kevin (Acorn) for inviting us.