Dance with us

 

 

 

 

Last year 65 dance sides

took part in the UK’s biggest Morris dancing display.

Apply now to join us for 2024

We would love you to dance at the Swanage Folk Festival.

The application form will take you about 5 minutes. To complete it you’ll need: a photo of your side, to describe your side (for the programme) and add your contact details. We’ll get back to you, confirm we have your information and send you more details about the festival (timetables, etc.).

Here’s a bit about the Swanage Folk Festival.

The family friendly festival by the sea

Swanage Folk Festival procession led by the Swanage Mayor

Biggest UK festival of dance sides.

Welll over 60 sides make this the biggest UK festival, come and meet other dancers and be part if it.

Swanage Folk Festivla handing over a cheque for £1000 to the Swanage Food bank.

Not for profit

The organisers are volunteers, the income covers the costs and if there’s a small surplus it’s donated to local good causes.

OBJ Morris dancing in the sea at Swanage Folk Festival

Half price entry

Dancers are entitled to half price entry to all concerts, an ever better deal for the ceildih and free entry to workshops

Hobson's choice are playing at this year's Swanage Folk Festival ceilidh

Ceilidh

You’ll love our Ceilidh’s amazing atmosphere, top band, great caller and dancers can apply for a wrist band for reduced price entry.

Honey and the bear

Top class bands

Over 22 top bands from across UK and Europe in 9 different concertsl

Couple dancing together in a dance workshop

Workshops

Dance and music workshops running through the two days, learn new techniques or polish up old ones.

The application form will take you about 5 minutes. To complete it you’ll need: a photo of your side, to describe your side (for the programme) and add your contact details. We’ll get back to you, confirm we have your information and send you more details about the festival (timetables, etc.).