Why Not Try Morris Dancing In 2013?

Open evenings to give it a go

The Wimbledon-based Greensleeves Morris Men are running Friday open evenings in January for first time and returning dancers to join in the fun of Morris dancing.

The Friday open evenings will be held on January 4 and 11 from 8pm to 10pm at South Wimbledon Community Centre, 78 Victory Road, SW19 IHN.

Loose clothing and trainers are suggested for those trying Morris dancing for the first time.

"We are seeing more young people taking up Morris dancing as a great way to keep fit and have a good time as well," Roy said. "There is no typical Morris dancer. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds. They include university and school students."

Founded in 1926, Greensleeves (www.greensleevesmorris.org.uk) is London's longest established Morris dancing club and has been based in Wimbledon for the past 30 years. The picture on the right shows them dancing recently at Morden Hall Park.

Beginners are welcome and inquiries can be addressed to the club secretary (known as a Bagman) David Cooling on 07500993993 or bagman@greensleevesmorris.org.uk.

January 4, 2013

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