Folk Dance, Morris, Scottish Country Dance,  Irish Dance, Belly Dance & Cajun 

Morris sides

Bloodstone Border Morris   Mixed border side. Red and black kit. They put on a really good show. Website:    also facebook page

Guith Morris  Mixed side. Border and other dances. Purple and pink kit. Always seem to be having fun. They practise on Wednesday in Wootton Bridge.   St Mark’s Church Hall, Church Road, Wootton.7.30-9.30pm.

Men of Wight  Cotswold. Blue and white kit. A good traditional side, despite the name, they also welcome female dancers and musicians. Practise on Thursday in Newport. Website:  Facebook page.  Contact:

Moonshine Border Morris Mixed border side. Mainly black kit with touches of colour and wonderful face painting. They generate excitement. Practise in Wootton Bridge. Facebook page.

Mr Baker’s Dozen  Mixed side, various traditions. Mainly green kit. Website: contact:

Oyster Girls Morris Dancers North-West clog morris. Red and green kit. Lively and accurate dancers. Contact: Mrs S Hector  01983 882269  Website:, also facebook page.

Whitgar Morris Mainly Cotswold and Welsh Border style. Kit purple and multicolour. Tuesday practice in Wootton Bridge. Alan 07729612467  e-mail whitgar.  See facebook page

Wight Bells Ladies North-West clog morris side. Navy blue , lime green and rainbow kit. Mainly local composed dances.  Practise on Thursday in Newport. Website:  Contact: Link in website.

Social folk dance groups

Tuesday Folk Dance Group  Every  Tuesday, 14.30 to 16.30. Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Wootton. Contact : Elaine Shiers 01983 759970 or John Tillman 01983 506165. Waiting list.

U3A Folk Dance Group  Friday morning, Ryde. Often has a waiting list. Contact: Brenda on 562047

Women’s Institute Country Dance Group   Thursday afternoon at Church Close Hall, off Church Road, Wootton. 2-30 to 3-30pm. Tel. Brenda on 562047 for details.

Square Dance Club tuition session Tuesdays  (except 2nd Tuesday) All Saints Church Hall, Ryde 7.30

Ladies Country Dancing  Gurnard Village Hall, Wednesdays 7pm

Irish dance

Bailey Academy of Irish Dancing  Classes in Newport. Website:

Ceri Irish Dancers Classes in Newport, Yarmouth and Cowes.  Yvonne Collins: 01983 760739

Scottish Country Dancing

Caledonian Society  Every Tuesday at St George’s School, Watergate Road, Newport.7pm  Beginners welcome. Details 752402. See Caledonian Society Website

Caledonian Society First and third Monday at WI Hall, Northwood, 8pm

Caledonian Society Every Friday at Niton Primary School, 7.30pm

Yarmouth Scottish Country Dancing Group Every Wednesday at the Royal Solent Yacht Club, 7.30pm Beginners welcome

Brading Scottish Country Dance Group  Every Thursday, 7.30  Beginners welcome

Belly Dance

Pharoahs Folk  Classes teaching traditional moves. The Lions’ Hall, Lake, Wednesday 7-9pm and Rookley Village Hall, Highwood Road, 11 am-1pm. Tel. 07713611535

Newport  Belly dance classes restarting October 2017 at Bebeccina Kids Café, 7.30, Mondays Contact:

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