Wakefield Morris Contact Information 2023/24
The team practise every MONDAY from September through to May at:
The Methodist Church Hall
If you're coming via the M1 motorway then either junction 40 is the turn you want for Ossett. For those with a compass the village is to the west of the motorway. Take the exit signposted Batley/Dewsbury then keep left and take the filter off passing JB Furniture on the left. Keep on Wakefield Road until you come to the B6129/Dale Street on your left. At the traffic lights continue straight ahead. The road hooks right and at the roundabout take the 1st exit. You will see the Kings Way Church on your right. Theoretically the sessions start at 8:00pm and go on until 10:00. From May through July the team generally take a tour of pubs in the area, see the diary pages for details. And in August the team go on holiday, which occasionally may involve dancing.
The team worthies some of whom can be contacted via e-mail as below:
Squire : Simon Haig. "Benny" to his friends. Leadership and herding cats.
Deputy Squire : Lorna McAllister Membership, leadership and team motivation.
Secretary :Hazel Parker. Bookings and admin.
Treasurer: Ian Anderson. (Thinks how does he get time off from Jethro Tull - Ed)
Dance Master :Steve Ollerton Busy chap but might reply give it a try.
Music Master : Liam Parker.If you want to talk tunes and tadpoles on telegraph wires.
Public relations: Hannah Davenhill
Facebook the teams Facebook page.
Editor of this website: Which is "The first 30 years" and it's archive; now back as diary chap!.Doug Bradshaw
Are you looking for an energetic and entertaining new hobby with fun people who love to dance and make music? Wakefield Morris dancers would love to have you as part of their team.
Wakefield Morris are a nationally renowned clog dancing team who perform at many folk festivals and fayres in Yorkshire and further afield. Our style is energetic and precise but we dance to entertain whilst having fun at the same time.
Here's a link to video showing us dancing at the Wakefield Rhubarb festival:-
We are looking for new dancers and musicians to join our side. To be a clog dancer you do need to be physically active and have a sense of rhythm - we can teach you the rest. For musicians we would welcome string, brass, melodeon, accordion or other players of folk instruments.
We practise from September to May every Monday evening in Ossett from 7.30 - 9pm and occasionally have Sunday afternoon practices as well. We always love to go for a beer (or other drink) too. So if you'd like to join our merry side, please send us an email with any questions you may have:-
For Dancing - Steve Ollerton or for Music - Liam Parker.
Monday nights from 7:30 - 9 pm at Kings Way Methodist Church Hall is the place to be if you want to see what we do and have a go yourself.
We would love to see you.