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Weekly Morris Dance Practice
Work on basic skills, teach and polish existing repertoire, occasionally develop new repertoire. New dancers are always welcome!

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State ST and Huron corner · Ann Arbor, MI

What we're about

Ann Arbor Morris is an established performing group looking to expand our membership. We think you should come and try out this noisy, high-energy folk dance from England. Unlike some types of folk dance, Morris is intended for performance - there are no partners or roles based on gender.

What's Morris dancing like? It's a blast! There's nothing dainty about it. Strength, rhythm, and humor are qualities that make for a good Morris dancer. Grace also comes through, but is not needed to enjoy this boisterous, even rowdy pastime.

Here are some of the reasons why Morris dancing is a blast:

• It's athletic, high energy, and loud

• You get to wear a costume and show off in public

• It's challenging, but accessible - you can learn the basics and a bunch of dances in a few weeks, and it doesn't take years to master (like some martial arts do, for instance). Of course you can always keep improving as much as you want.

• The music is always live, including at practices! No bagpipes, we promise!

• You become part of an international community of fellow enthusiasts

If you decide to join us, here's what you'll be doing:

• Weekly practices. We meet Sundays, 6-8pm, pretty much year-round

• Occasional performances, usually 4 or 5 per year

• Dancing the sun up on May Day

• Traveling to weekend events with lots of other Morris dancers (totally optional, but really fun), 1 or 2 per year

Please contact us if you'd like to know more!

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