Dancing day keeps the tradition alive

The History Boys at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.'' Matthew Kelly as Hector in The History Boys. Photo by Robert Day
The History Boys at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.'' Matthew Kelly as Hector in The History Boys. Photo by Robert Day
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Bells will ring out as Morris men descend on Sheffield.

Dancers from as far afield as Saddleworth and Nottingham are taking part in the Day of Dance in the city centre on Saturday.

Sticks will clash and merry men will be dressed in their brightest whites to perform the traditional dances at four different venues throughout the day.

Festivities kick off with a display in Orchard Square at 10.30am, moving to Sheffield Town Hall just before 12 noon.

Actor and former TV presenter Matthew Kelly is taking time out of performing in The Crucible’s run of The History Boys to appear with Pudsey Bear for a special cheque presentation.

The Morris dancers will be handing over £10,000 collected for BBC Children in Need by groups all over the country throughout the year.

Sheffield Day of Dance, which also features Rotherham’s Harthill troupe, has been organised in a bid to promote the tradition.

David Gelipter, Harthill dance-master who has helped to organise the event, said: “It will be a day of wonderful street entertainment which will appeal to the whole family.”