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We restarted practices in October 2021- every Monday evening 8.00-9.30pm in St John's Church, Spring Grove, Kingston-on-Thames. We welcome new members at any time, but if possible please get in touch beforehand, as finding the correct entrance to the church can be very confusing!
Events coming up in 2022
Vibrant Kingston – the Mayor’s Spring Event, Rose Theatre
Evening dance performance alongside other Kingston community groups, at the Rose Theatre, Kingston KT1 1HL. This is a fund-raising event for the Mayor's charities - for more info and tickets at £15 each go to: https://rosetheatre.org/whats-on/vibrant-kingston-cultural-celebration-2022
Saturday 23 April - St George’s Day
We danced to enthusiastic crowds at Whitton Festival, then on to a cheerful and receptive audience at the George and Dragon, Thames Ditton KT7 ORY
Monday 25 April - Comedy night
We opened a comedy night for the charity Man and boy at our practice venue, St John's Church, hamming it up with some joyous and vigorous stick dances
Sunday 1 May
Dancing the summer in at dawn (5.00am) by Salomon’s Memorial viewpoint on top of Box Hill, Tadworth KT20 7LB, with Rampant Rooster Morris and Ewell St Mary Morris Men
Tuesday 10 May, 8pm
Dancing at The Sultan pub, Wimbledon SW19 1BT with Wild Hunt Border Morris
Saturday 11 June
We hope to join other local Morris sides at Carshalton Day of Dance, organised by Black Swan Border Morris
Tuesday 14 June
Dancing with Rampant Rooster Morris (evening - pub venue to be confirmed)
Wednesday 22 June
Our celebration of midsummer on Twickenham riverside, starting at the White Swan (TW1 3DN) at 8pm, moving on to the Barmy Arms around 9pm, with our friends Phoenix Clog, Ewell St Mary Morris Men and Thames Valley Morris Men
It was great to be back dancing together during the summer of 2021. We practised regularly in Laurie's garden, and danced out at the following events (see Facebook for photos and more):
Monday 19 July:
The first dance out since 2019! We had a brilliant time at the Royal Oak, Brockham, as guests of our friends Rampant Rooster.
Saturday 24 July:
Kingston Environment Centre Open Day, next to Nando's, by the Fountain roundabout in New Malden - we danced at 12 noon. It was very good to be there to support the centre and its excellent work.
Saturday 31 July:
Our dancing and playing was enjoyed by residents at a private event in Rosebery Care Home, Epsom.
Saturday 7 August:
We were enthusiastically welcomed at a private party in Thames Ditton, and had a great time.
Saturday 25 September
Cheers and claps greeted us at Surbiton Festival - a brilliant event, wonderful to be part of it again.
Monday 20 December
Our Christmas Wassail at the Willoughby Arms, Kingston, with Phoenix Clog.
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