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Learn the ancient tradition of folk dancing

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Get your dancing shoes on and rhythm at the ready, Miserden Morris are offering a free taster session at 7.30pm on January 31st at the Stroud Old Town Hall. 

Miserden Morris are a group of various ages and backgrounds, coming together on Tuesday nights to learn and practice traditional folk dances from the local area. 

Nestled deep in the Stroud valleys resides a bubbly group of folk-enthusiasts.

Among their hanky-waving, stick-clacking and bell-ringing, they learn and practice traditional folk dances from Gloucestershire.

Priding themselves on preserving our precious local traditions, you might have spotted them out and about over the past few years. Jingling their bells and spreading folky-fun at local pubs, events and of course our iconic Stroud Wassail too. Maybe you’ve seen their ‘beast’, the boar, ambling around town and beckoning in new feet to join the fun. 

Miserden Morris was founded in the autumn of 2016, to protect and conserve the rich legacy and traditions of the Gloucestershire dances. Dancing to live music from wonderful musicians, the atmosphere is one of community and joviality. Miserden Morris are about more than dancing, it’s the connections and creativity that are celebrated too. 

All you need are some trainers and a willingness to learn.

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