Two weeks ago, on the 16th March, when I wrote the first article, in what now is becoming a series, no-one expected that almost immediately all Morris practices, pub nights, day's of dance and festivals would be cancelled until further notice but that is what has happened. Even more astonishingly most of us are now required to remain in our own homes as part of the social (physical) distancing strategy. For those of us who are feeling an urge to get back to dancing here is a way of performing the Upton on Seven Stick Dance completely in compliance with social distancing; kindly provided by Keith Graham of Colchester Morris Men.
Following the Government announcement on 16th March the Joint Morris Organisations issued a statement which confirmed that the JMO National Day of Dance planned for 18th April 2020 in Liverpool has been postponed until April 2021 on a date to be decided.
Similarly, Daniel Fox, Squire of Thaxted Morris Men announced "the not-unexpected decision to cancel this year's Thaxted Morris Weekend due to be held on May 29 to 31. It is the first cancellation since 1939".
29th March 2020