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Day Of Dance

21st June 2014

FURNESS CLOG are based at Ulverston in Cumbria and perform Lakeland Step, North West Morris, Hebridean, Cumberland sword and Manx dances.

The Day of Dance took place in Bolton Town Centre

in conjunction with   World Music Day

We danced at 3 locations

1. Inside the Market Place Shopping Centre

2. Deansgate, (outside M & S)

3. Inside Bolton Parish Church, Churchgate

The following dance teams took part

Leap To Your Feet Appalachian Dancers with Soyaband

CROWN RAPPER dancers use flexible metal swords to perform the intricate figures of the traditional sword dances from Northumberland. They have  created new dances in the same style, including the Famous Lancashire Ferret Dance. They have male, women and mixed teams who meet in Horwich to practice twice a month - contact Gill on j.g.shiell@btinternet.com

ROLL BACK THE CARPET formed in the early 1990s when we had to clear a carpeted floor in our founder's home to practice! Since then we've moved to the Victoria Hall in Saltaire, West Yorkshire and accumulated or made up or adapted (sometimes all three) Appalachian dances, mostly in the 'Green Grass' style. More details on www.rbc.binless.co.uk

ECCLESTON HERITAGE CLOG is a community arts group near Chorley whose aim is to promote, develop and perform clog dance as a local tradition. They perform a varied programme of step dance styles and techniques; Lakeland hornpipes, competition hornpipes, music-hall waltzes, schottisches and ragtime steps, jigs and ‘street’ clogging. Contact www.clogdance.co.uk

MUCKY MOUNTAINS MORRIS are based around St Helens in Merseyside and dance mainly in the athletic Cotswold and lively Border traditions. They practise every Thursday night over the autumn and winter, enjoy themselves immensely, and regularly dance out at local events, pubs, 'Days of Dance' and folk gatherings in the North West and beyond. More details on www.muckymountains.org.uk

MILLTOWN CLOGGIES are an all female group based at Stalybridge, South of Manchester and dance traditional Clog Morris in the North West style.