No Mean Feet & the Shoestring band

Dance sides, Free

No Mean Feet is an Appalachian dance team, wearing purple and green dresses, the men wear purple/green shirt. Music consists of fiddle/violin/guitar/according.
From: South Petherton
Style: Appalachian
No Mean Feet & the Shoestring band
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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.

No Mean Feet & the Shoestring band

No Mean Feet are an Appalachian folk dance team, and have been dancing for over 22yrs.

They dance to folk music and acapella, and a few of the dancers choreographed the steps, past and present.

They have three to four musicians who plays fiddle/violin, guitar, and accordion. They practice every week, and only have one or two weeks off during Christmas and New Year; based in South Petherton for dance practice.

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