Ann Arbor Morris is a folk dance group that performs dance in the morris dance tradition of England.
Morris dancing is a form of ritual folkdance that originates in England and dates back to at least the 15th century. (Rumor has it that Shakespeare makes mention of morris dancing in Henry V and All's Well That Ends Well.) The fact that it is a ritual, as opposed to social, dance implies that it has other purposes besides being just plain fun. Fertility, death and rebirth are common themes in morris. In fact, morris dancers everywhere celebebrate May Day to welcome in the spring.
New members are always welcome! We practice Sunday nights from 6pm to 8pm. Please contact us first to let us know you're coming, as we sometimes cancel practice for special events.