Northwest Clog Morris dancing
Learn this fantastic dance style; keep fit while enjoying a good social life attending fetes & fairs around Essex and beyond.
We perform traditional and contemporary dances from North West England wearing wooden clogs, as they did in the northern mill towns in years gone by. Loom operators would tap their feet in time to the looms which later developed into street entertainment on high days & holidays wearing colourful uniform.
Dances are performed to live music on traditional free reed instruments and drums adding to the overall attraction of the style of traditional English dancing falling under the heading of 'Morris'.
Our group, or side, is know as Cockleshell Clog Morris Dancers reflecting the style of dance we perform and our origins in Leigh over 30 years ago.
We practice fortnightly on Thursday evenings in St. Michael & All Angels church hall, 62 Leigh Rd. Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1LF. from 8.00.pm.
We welcome new dancers of both sexes and new musicians too.
There is a small annual membership fee to help cover costs the balance is from performance fees, paid to the side.
St. Michael & All Angels church hall, 62 Leigh Rd. Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1LF SS9 1LF