If you would like to know a little about Dartington Morris Men, when and where we dance, how we dance and why we dance, then you're in the right place - our online calendar is kept right up to date. We also have a photo gallery and a fine collection of sheet music for traditional tunes; and you can listen to samples from our very own CD, which you can order online for quick delivery.
Have you ever thought of joining a Morris side? Well Dartington Morris Men are looking out for new male dancers! We are a very friendly bunch and we welcome new dancers at any time of the year - but our practice season is the best time to start. We welcome beginners on Fridays starting 4 October 2019, although they are welcome any time. Our practice sessions are most Friday nights, 8pm to 10pm, and run from October to the end of April.
Dartington Morris Men hosted our annual Day of Morris Dancing in Totnes on Saturday 14 September 2019 and we all have a great time, dancing up and down the town to appreciative audiences.
This event was open to all local Morris sides from the Open Morris, Morris Federation, and Morris Ring and formed a Joint Morris Organisation Local Day of Dance.
Eight local sides performed, starting at 11am and finishing at around 3pm.
On display was a mixture of Cotswold Morris, North West Clog, Border Morris and North Skelton Longsword.
Our printable summer programme for 2019 is available here for download and print. It covers the period from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September.The programme is always subject to last-minute change and we recommend you to check an event on our online Calendar before travelling far to see us, as this is normally right up to date.
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.