Rotherham morris dance group look for new members

The Wath Morris group is looking to boost its numbers for performances.
The Wath Morris group is looking to boost its numbers for performances.
0
Have your say

The show will go on for a determined morris dance group despite its members having a difficult year.

The Wath Morris group, now in its 41st year, would usually perform 12 times during its summer dance season, but this year the dancers have entertained audiences just twice.

In a bid to revitalise the group and build on its performances, Wath Morris are hoping to attract new dancers and musicians.

“We have had a lot of injuries this year and none of us are getting any younger, so we are looking for new members to boost the numbers, “ said Wath Morris squire Phil Gosling. “We are having three special evenings where people can come along and try out the dances, and hopefully some will decide to join us.”

The ‘come and try morris dancing’ evenings will be held on October 14, 21 and 28 at the Telstar pub, Quarry Hill Road in Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham.

Phil added: “We are practising at the moment for the winter season but are looking to combine some of the summer and winter dances to give greater variety and make more of a show.”

For more details, contact Phil on 01709 878876, or email phil@wath21.freeserve.co.uk