The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Thaxted Weekend of Dance

Thaxted Weekend of Dance

Event date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 15:00

The weekend format is the same as it has been for the last 90 years.  This includes male only performances, including musicians.  Informal dancing Friday evening followed by singing and music in in the Maypole or Star.   The Swan is for those who prefer a quieter night.

Coach tour on the Saturday with a hot meal at the lunch time pub on your tour.   An evening feast sandwiched in between two evening massed shows in Town Street – which is closed to traffic – culminating with our version of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

On Sunday There is the usual church service followed by dancing in the churchyard afterwards before retiring to Bolford Street Hall again for a substantial buffet lunch,and to finish off the beer, should there be any left after the feast.

The cost will be somewhere between £80 and £85 per head for those taking the full package.   However we do offer a “take your pick” on the meals which will reduce the costs should you need to arrive after 9pm on Friday evening or depart earlier than 1pm on Sunday.   Some of your men may wish to skip the breakfasts.

Ian Anderson
Bagman for Thaxted Morris Weekend

The Programme will be:

Friday 1st

9:00pm    The Star, Thaxted (informal dancing)

Saturday 2nd

9:30am    Coach tours traveling around the local area. Please see map below.

3:00pm    The Maypole, Thaxted (dancing by D Tour)

6:00pm    Procession to Town Street and massed dancing.

9:30pm    Massed dancing in Town Street, continued.

10:15pm  Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

Sunday 3rd

9:30am    Procession to Church.

10:00am  Church service with offertory dance.

11:30am  Dancing in the Churchyard.

2:30pm    Morris and Country Dancing in Margaret Gardens.

For full details see Thaxted web site Weekend of Dance page