Morris dancers welcome recruits to open practice, Jan 10

Croydon's 'scariest' Morris group is seeking new members

Ready for take off: Croydon’s ‘scariest’ Morris group is seeking new members

A group of folk dancers who describe themselves as “Croydon’s scariest Morris side” are recruiting dancers to join in the fun they have at community events, festivals and their dance outs at their favourite pubs and open spaces in 2017.

The Wild Hunt Morris is holding an open practice, next Tuesday, January 10, at their regular meeting place on St James’s Road.

The squire of the Wild Hunt Morris, Alison Scrimshaw, said, “Morris Dancing is a great way to get fit and make friends. It is also far far cheaper than joining a gym and there is no expensive equipment and kit needed.”

The open practice offers a taste of Morris dancing with experienced dancers and other total beginners.

The practice starts at 8.15pm at The Scout Hut, 113-115 St James’s Road, CR0 2UZ.

“Come along and make a start on your New Year’s resolution to have a more active lifestyle,” Scrimshaw said.

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2 Responses to Morris dancers welcome recruits to open practice, Jan 10

  1. Wild Hunt Morris make me ill every Tuesday evening when they practice because I have epilepsy triggered by flashing lights and repetitive beats. Throughout their practice they have no care for the residents all around the scout hall only a few feet away who have to put up with the constant beating of bass drum, snare drum and sticks they beat each other with as these idiots prance around the hall playing dress up in girls outfits.

    I’m dreading the spring and summer because that’s when the they fling open the doors and windows to keep them cool making them even louder and so I have to keep my windows closed in the blistering heat. I have to vacate my house to avoid seizures until they leave at sometimes gone 11.00pm but then I’m at risk of harming myself in the street if I seize and fall in the road so why should my life be compromised for these damn fairies? Why can’t these idiots do it in their own homes? Answer because their own families and neighbours don’t put up with such nonsense. Take it to the poor people down the road they say..

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