morris dancing


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Noun1.morris dancing - any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costumemorris dancing - any of various English folk dances performed by dancers in costume
folk dance, folk dancing - a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
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The Crown Inn performance was bizarre even by Morris dancing standards.
Be honest, if morris dancing had any worth, the Russians would've taken the plunge and concocted a performance-enhancing drug for participants.
AYOUNG high school student with a passion for morris dancing has won an impressive haul of trophies, certificates and medals at the annual championships.
The 31-year-old was arrested in her pyjamas while attending the North Wales Morris Dancing Championships at Pontins in Prestatyn on Friday evening, October 5.
As the countdown begins to the big day, both groups treated the public to a rehearsal in Broadgate, featuring a variety of English Cotswold morris dancing and Irish river dancing.
Morris dancing has uncertain roots but definitely predates Minstrelism by several centuries, and whilst some of the comments about racism and black oppression can certainly be applied to Minstrelism, none apply to Morris.
But a group of Welsh Morris dancing enthusiasts is keen to change the stereotypes - and they say it is as good a form of exercise as a Zumba workout.
A FORM OF DISGUISE: Morris dancing was once performed to earn extra money and so was seen as illegal begging in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The themes that were observable during the final decade of the nineteenth century, as chronicled in volume one-namely the permeating influence of the impulse towards things Olde English-are continued here in a wider and more extensive manner: 'MORRIS DANCING, as in Ye Olden Time', as an.
Morris Dancing is traditionally seen as the preserve of Englishmen, but the Banchory group believe its roots are in Scotland with records showing groups in towns and cities like Aberdeen, Elgin and Edinburgh in the mid 16th century.