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

Saturday 21 October, 10:00 am5:00 pm

JMO 3 logos in line

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

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 East, and finale of these events, is in London on Sat 21st October 2023.

Bookings open! Register for the event by emailing:

More detailed information will be available nearer the time.


over 45 teams attended the original DoD in 2003.  Our records show that these teams were booked:

(MF) Beetlecrushers, Berkshire Bedlam, Boojum, Bullnose, Buttercross Belles, Chinewrde, East Saxon Sword, Elephant up a Pole, Fleur de Lys, Grimspound, Hammersmith, Iron Men & Severn Gilders, Jackstraws, Knots of May, Knockhundred Shuttles, Mayflower, Morris Offspring, Mortimers, New Esperance, Pigsty, Rampant Rooster, Samhain, Seven Champions, Sompting Village, Wild Hunt.

(MR) Coventry, Earlsdon, East Kent, Horwich, Jockey, Kennett, King John’s, Red Leicester (Leicester MM), Morris 18-30, Royal Liberty, Thaxted, Westminster, Yateley.

(OM) Alford Morris, Bunnies from Hell, Eryri Morris, Gog Magog Molly, Golden Star, Lagabag, Ouse Washes Molly, Shinfield Shambles, Wharfedale Wayzgoose,

Plus … on a photo we found shows Ditchling, EFDSS country dancers, King’s Men, On the Steps, Yorkshire Chandelier.  Plus … Devil’s Dyke and Phoenix (Rickmansworth) say they were also there!