2019 Event

For one night only, a traditional dance stage show; ‘Dancing England’.

Date: Saturday 26th January 2019

Venue: Nottingham Playhouse

Start time: 6:30pm

Ticket sale date: On sale now

Buy tickets: https://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/dance/dancing-england/

Or from the Box Office on 0115 941 9419

Ticket prices (includes a £1.50 Playhouse booking fee):

Full price: £17.50

Concession: £12.50 (student, retired, unwaged, child/youth)

Group of 5: 10% discount (available by calling the Box Office, not available online)

Group of 10: 20% discount (same as above)


Teams invited (and accepted):

Rappera short sword tradition from the pit villages of Newcastle and Co. Durham, some 160 years old

Whip the Cat from Nottingham (World No. 1 at the international sword dancing competition – DERT)

Thrales Rapper from London (Winners and second place in the Traditional Competition at DERT 2018)


Morris Jigfrom the Cotswold tradition, usually done by the younger, sprightlier in the team in order to show off

Toby and Jon Melville (winners at Sidmouth Folk Festival’s John Gasson Jig Competition 2018)


Folklorica dance tradition rooted in medieval times, there’s nothing like this anywhere else!

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance


Carnivalor ‘Fluffy Morris’, once closely connected with the North West Morris tradition, now standing proud and firm, taking elements from cheerleading and Irish Dancing to develop a dance with precision and stepping



Clog – a form of step dance characterised by the wearing of inflexible, wooden soled clogs. Clog dancing developed into its most intricate form in the North of England, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Durham and the Lake District.

The Lancashire Wallopers


North West Morrisfrom Lancashire and north Cheshire, this style of traditional dance has it’s roots in the industrial towns and mills, processional in nature and with big bands and clogs; it’s a noisy Northern spectacle.

The Earlsdon Morris Men


Borderfrom Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders, this village dance was usually done for fun and money by disguised persons. Reports come from the magistrates of disturbances ad disreputable behaviour.

Aelfgythe Border Morris


Cotswoldwith references dating morris dancing to 1448, this dance is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. 

Chipping Campden Morris Men


Longsword: TBC

Molly: TBC

Ceilidh band and caller: TBC

More details to follow as and when we get our confirmations.