Dancing out Programme 2022

We are delighted to be back dancing out again after the disruption of the past two years and we would love it if you could join us at one of our events or pub spots.

You can download an iCal version of dancing programme to add to your calendar here.

  • Sunday, 1st May
    11:30am – Kensworth May Festival, Kensworth LU6 3RA
    2:00pm – Dancing in the centre of St Albans
  • Monday, 9th May
    8:15pm – The Cross Keys, Harpenden AL5 2SD
  • Saturday, 14th May
    Westminster Morris Day of Dance Monday,
  • 16th May
    8:15pm – The Sun Inn, Lemsford AL8 7TN
  • Monday, 23rd May
    8:15pm – The Sportsman, Croxley Green, WD3 3AD
  • Sunday, 29th May
    11:30am – Pitstone Museum, Pitstone LU7 9EY
  • Monday, 30th May
    8:15pm – The Woodman, Wild Hill AL9 6EA
    With guests, Etcetera Morris Men
  • Monday, 6th June
    8:15pm – The Bull Inn, Whitwell SG4 8AG
  • Saturday, 11th June
    1:30pm – Abbots Langley Carnival, WD5 0AO
  • Monday, 13th June
    8:15pm – The Elephant and Castle, Amwell AL4 8EA
  • Monday, 20th June
    8:15pm – The Crown and Sceptre, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EY
  • Thursday, 23rd June
    8:15pm – The Black Horse, Barnet
    Guests of Etcetera Morris Men
  • Saturday, 25th June
    St Albans Folk Festival Day of Dance
  • Monday, 27th June
    8:15pm – The Lower Red Lion, St Albans AL3 4RX
  • Wednesday, 6th July
    8:00pm – St Michael’s Street Folk Evening, AL3 4SW
  • Sunday, 10th July
    1:00pm – Wheathampstead Village Day
    3:00pm – St Saviour’s Beer & Fizz Festival, St Albans AL1 4DF
  • Monday, 11th July
    8:15pm – The Three Blackbirds, Flamstead AL3 8BS
  • Monday, 18th July
    8:15pm – The Bright Star, Peter’s Green LU2 9QP
    9:15pm – The Red Cow, Batford AL5 4ND
  • Tuesday, 26th July
    8:15pm – The Half Moon, Wilstone, HP23 4PD
    Guests of Whitchurch Morris
  • Monday, 1st August
    8:15pm – The Alford Arms, Frithsden, HP1 3DD
    With guests, Whitchurch Morris
  • Monday, 5th September
    8:15pm – The Cart and Horses, Common Wood WD4 9BA
    9:15pm – The Windmill, Chipperfield WD4 9BU
  • Monday, 12th September
    8:15pm – White Hart Tap, St Albans AL1 1QJ
  • Saturday, 24th September
    10:00am – St Albans Morris Day of Dance, St Albans

Breaking the habits of a lifetime?

Our season traditionally begins with dancing outside the Town Hall at 0600 on May 1st, the date summer is supposed to start. But this year the Town Hall is a building site, so we’re dancing in the evening of May 1 in St Michael’s.

And just to be awkward, that will be the 3rd time we dance in public this summer. We’re at Caddington Village St George’s Day Celebration on Saturday 28 April and the Mayor’s Cream Tea on Sunday 29 April. With our final practice on Monday 30th, that’s 4 consecutive days we’ll have our hankies out!

A record?

At last night’s practice, for the first time in ages – certainly this decade and conceivably this millennium – we had enough for 2 full sets of 6 dancers and were well on the way to a third.

16 people danced at least some of the time, including 4 people new to us this winter. The 17th stuck to his pipe and tabor.

If you’ve ever fancied dancing, now’s a great time to start. Come along any Monday from 2000 to 4th Scout Hut, Riverside Road, St Albans AL1 1QW.

The First of Ma(n)y

The season kicks off with our first ‘spot’ at the Bright Star, as part of Kimpton May Fayre. Vandalls is the first dance and it’s Emma and Callum’s first appearance in public.

They first came to a practice last October and now they are “dancing out” as we say. If you fancy doing the same, just ask any of the team at any event.

After the Bright Star we perform a second ‘spot’ at The Boot in Kimpton where amongst the audience invited to join in a dance are the Fayre’s May Queen and her attendants.

Summer is upon us!

may1It may not feel like it from the weather, but the summer is almost here. Our dancing season traditionally starts on 1 May. The programme is now up on this website, but is as ever subject to change.

This season is a few days longer than usual – we’re starting at Kimpton on 30th April (because they asked us!) and finishing 5 months later with our day of dance on the last Saturday in September, this year as late as it can be on 30th September.

Day of Dance

We always look forward to our day of dance on the last Saturday in September. It’s the culmination of our season and we invite other teams to come and enjoy the delights of St Albans and the surrounding area.
Here’s where we’re taking Blackheath, Coventry and Ripley on Saturday 24th September.

The approximate timetable for the day is as below. Not all teams will dance at each show.

10.30  – 11.00  Alban Arena

11.15 – 11.40 Clock Tower and Christopher Place

11.50 – 12.15 Christopher Place and Clock Tower

12.30 – 12.45 Lower Red Lion

14.30 – 15.00 Mosquito Museum

16.30 – 17.30 Bull, London Colney (Informal dancing )

18.00 onwards  White Hart Tap. We’re going to chill, have a little to eat and we might be persuaded to dance a bit more.

Come and try dancing!

DSCN1391Morris dancing is fun! Why not come and try it? Women and men are welcome. It’s much more fun than going to the gym, you work as a team and you get to go to the pub afterwards.

Don’t be shy! No previous dancing experience is needed as our friendly teacher will get you moving in the right direction in no time at all.

The next taster evening is at 8pm on Monday 12th September at the Scout Hut in Riverside Road, St Albans AL1 1SE.

If you would like more details please phone Andrew on 01727 833028 or Trevor on 01707 883476