A group of four Morris dancers perform in uniform outside Auckland War Memorial Museum, while another man plays accordion, 2015.

English Morris Dancing and Related Traditions

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Monday 5 October and Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm-9.30pm


St Luke's Church Hall

704 New North Road, Mount Albert

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No bookings required




On both Thursday evenings during the Auckland Heritage Festival, feel free to come along to St Luke's Church Hall and take part in the English tradition of Morris dancing.

The dancing consists of rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group. Morris dancers usually perform wearing bell pads on their shins and wielding implements such as sticks, handkerchiefs or garlands.

The first written references to Morris dancing appear in the 15th century, but it is believed to have originated much earlier than this. For their part, the City of Auckland Morris Dancers have been performing since 1978.

Members of the public who attend either of our evening events will be invited to join us in learning a Morris dance, involving dancing in formation. Implements will be supplied. Children are welcome to participate in this activity.

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