Dorset Buttons

Dance sides, Free

Dorset Buttons Ladies is a local Purbeck side, dancing traditional North West clog Morris, in red and green dresses with white shirts and red clogs.
From: Wareham
Style: North West
Dorset Buttons
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Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Dorset Buttons

Dorset Buttons have been dancing here in Purbeck since 1978, and still going strong! They dance in the North West clog tradition and dance for fun and friendship. They have winter practice nights at 8pm on Wednesday evenings in the Wareham United Reform Church and would love you to join then!

On summer evenings they meet and practise at local pubs around Dorset. You’re welcome to go and see them, join their Button Dance, and maybe decide to become a Dorset Button. New members are welcome at any time!

If you can walk you CAN dance.

Dorset Buttons

This short film is from 2023, we found it on YouTube

Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations