Folk Dance, Morris, Scottish Country Dance, Irish Dance, Belly Dance & Cajun
Bloodstone Border Morris Mixed border side. Red and black kit. They put on a really good show. Website: www.bloodstonebordermorris.co.uk also facebook page Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Guith Morris Mixed side. Border and other dances. Purple and pink kit. Always seem to be having fun. Practise on Wednesday in Wootton Bridge. St Mark’s Church Hall, Church Road, Wootton.7.30-9.30pm. http://www.guithmorris.co.uk
Men of Wight Cotswold. Blue and white kit. A good traditional side. Practise on Thursday. Website: www.menofwight.org.uk Facebook page. Contact: email@example.com
Moonshine Border Morris Mixed border side. Mainly black kit with touches of colour and wonderful face painting. They generate excitement. Facebook page.
Mr Baker’s Dozen Mixed side, various traditions. Mainly green kit. Website: www.mrbakersdozen.org.uk contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oyster Girls Morris Dancers North-West clog morris. Red and green kit. Lively and accurate dancers. Contact: Mrs S Hector 01983 882269 Website: http://www.oystergirls.org.uk/, 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. email@example.com 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: www.wightbells.com Contact: Link in website.
Social folk dance groups
Isle of Wight Folk Dance Club 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday at Whippingham Community Centre, Alverstone Road. 7.30pm. Dances from 17th century to 21st century using a wide range of CDs and occasional live music. New members welcome. Contact: John Tillman 01983 506165 , Elaine Shiers 01983 759970
Tuesday Folk Dance Group Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Methodist Church Hall, Whippingham,. Contact : Elaine Shiers 01983 759970
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
Bailey Academy of Irish Dancing Classes in Newport. Website: www.m.baileyacademy.co.uk
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.7.30pm Beginners welcome. 401064 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
Cajundaze Cajun Music Session Dancers welcome, First Sunday at Quay Arts Centre, Sea Street, Newport PO30 5BD. 7pm. Playalong band, basic dance instruction given. Audience and musicians welcome.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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