Baharah Dance respectfully share their love of Egyptian and Arabic music and traditional dance moves. You will spot Baharah Dance in all the colours you can imagine!
There are many forms of Morris Dances and the styles vary from different parts of Britain.
The basis for most dances is rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures performed by groups of dancers usually wielding handkerchiefs, sticks, swords, mollies, garlands and staves etc.
The Festival also encompasses traditional folk dances from Bulgaria, Slovak Czeck, Middle East, England and Ireland.
Click on any of the entries below to get more information. At the bottom of this page is a map of the festival locations.
Billy No Mates will be wearing white shirt, with BNM logo front and back, arm ribbons, black trousers, red bell pads with orange, blue
Bourne River Morris Men will be performing in white trousers and shirts, black bowlers with flowers and ribbons, gold and blue crossed baldrics, black belt and shoes
Customs And Exiles will be performing in their black clogs, and wearing black, purple and teal
Dorset Button Rapper will perform in Read sashes and black breeches
Enigma Border Morris perform in Black & Turquoise tatters, mask & hats
Fishbourne Mill Morris is a mixed dance side. Ladies wear red tights, blue dresses over white blouses and cross tabards. Men in black trousers, white shirts and waistcoats. A few members wear tatters.
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Fleet Morris in their Royal blue skirts with yellow lining and baldricks.
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Hobos Morris in their black, red & mustard tatters
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Hurst Morris People (HuMP) in white shirt and trousers with dark blue and light blue baldricks
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Mary Rose & Royal George. Women wear red skirts, white tops and red, green and yellow tassel. Men wear black trouser, white shirts and red, green and yellow tassel hats and braces.
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is the Morena Dance company, dancing Slovak traditional dance
No Mean Feet is an Appalachian dance team. They dance a combination of clog, Irish and tap. Their band consists of guitar, fiddle, banjo or accordion.
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Oyster Girls who dance in Green Dresses and Clogs and their musicians wear red waistcoats
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Pump House Clog Morris. The women dance in cream blouse with sash and brocade waistcoat, cream underskirt with purple overskirt, purple tights and decorated straw boaters.
Somerset Morris will be dancing in burgundy pinafores on top of white under dress
Performing at the 2022 Swanage Folk Festival is Tatters and Tails. Their costume is black tattered tail coats with individual colours showing through, top hats and black boots. They paint an eye mask of their own colours and a touch of black.
Tinners Morris wear top hats, white trousers and shirt, coloured waistcoat, red and white ribbons, with red Padstow hankies.
The Wight Bells are a ladies Morris side based on the Isle of Wight who are performing at Swanage Folk Festival 2022.
Quayside Cloggies are a North West style Morris side who are appearing at the Swanage Folk Festival 2022
Old Palace Clog are a North West style Morris side who are appearing at the Swanage Folk Festival 2022.