Dancing Princess Royal, from the Ducklington tradition, for the crowning of the May Queen at Standon's May Day festivities
Standon Morris is a mixed side performing traditional Cotswold dances in and around East Hertfordshire. Our recent repertoire includes dances from the villages of Headington, Brackley, Ducklington, Oddington and Wheatley.
We're always pleased to see potential new recruits, whether to dance, play an instrument or even do a bit of both. Men, women, girls and boys (minimum age 10 years) can give it a try at our beginners' workshops in September or at one of our practice nights in the winter.
We meet just about every Thursday between October and the end of April in The British Legion, Ware from 8.00 - 10pm.
To confirm that a practice night is due to go ahead or to find out whether we can be available to entertain at an event or can include your pub on our summer programme please contact our Bagman, Bob ffitch, at or on 07772 463024.
The Standon Puddingstone, garlanded for May Day
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In Coronation Year 1953, Cambridge Morris Men danced in Standon en route to perform in a Pageant at Hunsdon House. They were invited back for the Standon May Day Festivities the following year which inspired some of the men in the Standon Folk Dance Club to form a Morris Side which gave its first performance on July 24th 1954.
Standon Morris Men performed regularly both at home and abroad for 59 years, and in 2013 the decision was made to become a mixed side .... so Standon Morris was born.