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

Morris sides

Bloodstone Border Morris20161226_124123   Mixed border side. Red and black kit with face painting. Meet on Thursday evening, Wootton. Website:    also facebook page

Guith Morris Jeff in Guith Mixed side. Border and other dances. Purple and pink kit. Meet on Wednesday evening, Wootton Bridge.

Men of Wight20141226_123337Mixed (despite the name). Cotswold. Blue and white kit. Meet on Thursday evening, Newport. Website:  Facebook page.  Contact:

Moonshine Border Morris IMG_20190506_133350Mixed border side. Mainly black kit with touches of colour and face painting.  Meet on Friday evenings, Newport  (and occasionally Wootton). Facebook page.

Mr Baker’s Dozenbakers Mixed side, various traditions. Mainly green kit. Meet on Monday evenings, Carisbrooke. Website: contact:

Oyster Girls Morris Dancers oystersNorth-West clog morris. Red and green kit. Meet on Wednesday evening, Newport. Contact: Mrs S Hector  01983 882269  Website:, also facebook page.

Whitgar Morris20180422_151532 Mainly Cotswold and Welsh Border style. Kit purple and multicolour. Meet on Tuesday evening, Wootton Bridge. Alan 07923647373  e-mail See facebook page

Wight Bells 20150228_190729 (1)Ladies North-West clog morris side. Navy blue , lime green and rainbow kit. Mainly local composed dances.  Meet on Thursday evening, Newport. Website:  Contact: Link in website.

Social folk dance groups

Tuesday Folk Dance Club  Every  Tuesday, 14.30 to 16.30. Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Wootton. Contact : Elaine Shiers 01983 854285 or John Tillman 01983 506165. Waiting list.

IW Universtity for Free Time Folk Dance Group  Friday morning, Ryde. Sometimes 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

Irish Dance Academy  Classes in Brading Town Hall .  email or tel. 07832271809

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  Hall next to car park. 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

Eastern Promise Belly Dance  Classes in Pyle Street, Newport, Wednesdays, 19.30  Tel. 07791 069556

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