Stourbridge day of dance 2018

Stourbridge gets its dancing shoes on

More than 100 dancers will be performing around Stourbridge on Saturday June 2 as Bedcote Morris hosts the town’s fourth annual Day of Dance.

Bedcote, Stourbridge’s own Cotswold Morris side, is keen to celebrate the flourishing local dance scene, with free performances all around the town.

A wide variety of styles will be on show, including Cotswold, Border and North-West Morris, step clogging, belly dancing and Irish dancing.

Chris Burton, squire of Bedcote Morris, said: “Our Day of Dance is now firmly established on the local dance calendar and has attracted a lot of interest around the Midlands.

“We are particularly pleased this year to welcome Mr Wilkins’ Shilling from Bath and Styx Border Morris from Stroud, along with many of our more local friends.

“We are expecting ten dance sides, which will mean more than 100 dancers and musicians showing that traditional dance is alive and kicking.”

Performances will take place from 11am-3pm at the junction of Lower High Street and Coventry Street, at the entrance to the Rye Market in the High Street and in St Thomas’s Church Community Garden in Market Street.

Local dancers taking part will include Castle Clog, and the Gallagher O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance. In addition the day will see performances by Old Meg North-West Morris from Malvern, Beorma Border Morris and Black Adder North-West Morris from Birmingham, Foxs Border Morris from Cookley and Belly Fusion Dance Collective from Worcestershire and Shropshire Sharp Shins rapper.