JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (Bath)

Saturday 7 October, 10:00 am5:00 pm

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JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (Bath)

In 2023 the Joint Morris Organisations are running a series of regional days of dance to celebrate 20 years since the national Day of Dance in Trafalgar Square in November 2003 which was held to celebrate the exemption of “morris dancing” from the Licensing Act 2003.

These regional events are hosted by a collaboration of members of teams of all three morris organisations in the UK – The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring, and Open Morris.

The regional event for the South West is in Bath on Sat 7th October 2023.

We invite you to spend the day Morris dancing in the historic city of Bath. Somerset Morris, Holt Morris and Bristol Morris Men have joined forces to arrange a Day of Dance to which everyone is invited.

Bath has some fantastic dance spots, as well as some fabulous pubs to quench your thirst.

Bookings are now full – but do enquire about the waiting list: Enquire about JMO Bath Sat 7th October

More detailed information about dance spots will be available nearer the time.

Teams booked as at 3rd July 2023:

Team Area Dance style Web site Member of
Alton Morris Alton, Hampshire Border Morris Federation
Bathampton Morris Men Bathampton, Somerset Cotswold Morris Ring
Beetlecrushers Clog & Step Gurney Slade, Somerset Step Clog Beetlecrushers – on Teamfinder Morris Federation
Belle D’Vain Bretforton, Warwickshire North West Belle d’Vain – on Teamfinder Morris Federation
Bow Brook Border Morris Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire Border Bow Brook – on Teamfinder Morris Federation
Bristol Morris Men Bristol, City of Bristol Cotswold Morris Ring
Cam Valley Morris Men Priddy, Somerset Cotswold Morris Ring
Chippenham Morris Men Chippenham, Wiltshire Cotswold Morris Federation
City Clickers Clog & Step Bristol, City of Bristol Step Clog, Canadian step Morris Federation
Cobbler’s Awl Clog Dancers Cardiff, South Glamorgan Welsh and English clogstep Cobbler’s Awl – on Teamfinder Morris Federation
Cornucopia Wantage, Oxfordshire Appalachian, Clog Morris Federation
Dr Turberville’s Morris Martock, Somerset Cotswold, Border Morris Federation
Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men Ewell, Surrey Cotswold Morris Ring
Exeter Morris Men Exeter, Devon Cotswold Morris Ring
Forest of Dean Morris Soudley, Gloucestershire Cotswold Morris Federation
Full Moon Morris Newport, Monmouthshire Cotswold Morris Federation
Happenstance Border Morris Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Border Open Morris
Hips and Haws Chippenham, Wiltshire Garland, Clog, North West Morris Federation
Holt Morris Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire Cotswold Morris Federation
Knickerbocker Glory Farnham, Surrey Appalachian Morris Federation
Malmesbury Morris Malmesbury, Wiltshire Cotswold, Border Morris Federation
Moonlight Morris Kidderminster, Worcestershire Border Moonlight Morris – on Teamfinder Morris Federation
Mr Wilkins’ Shilling Bath, Somerset North West Morris Federation
New Esperance London Cotswold Morris Federation
Owlswick Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Cotswold Morris Federation
Phoenix Morris Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire Cotswold Morris Federation, Morris Ring, Open Morris
Raddon Hill Clog Morris Kingsteignton, Devon North West Morris Federation
Sidmouth Steppers Sidmouth, Devon North West Morris Federation
Somerset Morris Bath, Somerset Cotswold, Stave Morris Federation
Sweyn’s Ey Morris Swansea, Glamorganshire Cotswold Morris Ring
Tatters & Tails Border Bath, Somerset Border Morris Federation
Treacle Eater Clog Rimpton, Somerset North West Morris Federation
Victory Morris Men Portsmouth, Hampshire Cotswold Morris Ring


Here are some photos of teams dancing in Bath in past years:

JMO DoD 2023 Bath advert (1)

JMO DoD 2023 Bath advert (2)JMO DoD 2023 Bath advert (3)