The Wayward Youths of Morris

 

Who we are

We are a collection of college-age morris dancers from many teams who gather for a week during the summer to tour an area of the country, dancing along the way.

 

What we do

Morris dancing has been around since before Shakespeare. It is a traditional English dance form, usually performed outdoors with bells, ribbons, handkerchiefs and sticks. But it's hard to explain; it makes much more sense when you see it! Come check us out on this year's tour! And in the meantime, browse our pictures from last year...

 

Why we do it

Uhh, do we need a reason? It's fun! And we get to meet new people, and hang out with friends from all over we don't get to see very often!

 

2005 Tour

The 2005 tour took place June 5th - 12th, 2005. We spent the entire time in Boston, MA and the surrounding area and had another great time!

Click here for all the pictures from the 2005 tour!

Tour summary is coming soon!

Here's the complete tour schedule:

Sunday, June 5 Sudbury Assemble with much rejoicing!
Monday Sudbury Practice repertoire, make kit, play music, make other preparations.
Tuesday Sudbury More practicing, more music, more preparations.
Wednesday Boston Dance with Commonwealth and Charles River Rapper in downtown Boston in the evening. Start at the Boston Commons, end at Quincy Market.
Thursday Sudbury / Concord / Cambridge Dance in the western suburbs of Boston, with stops at an organic farm, the Orchard House (home of Louisa May Alcott) and Lexington Center.
Perform (and contra dance) at the Cambridge VFW in the evening.
Friday Marblehead / Newton Dance (and lounge on the rocks) in Marblehead.
Meet up with Banbury Cross in the evening for a dance-out in Newton Center.
Saturday Sandwich / Plymouth Dance with the Pinewoods Morris Men at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich.
Retreat near Pinewoods camp in the evening for a barbecue.
Sunday, June 12 Newton Bid each other adieu, until next year!
 

2004 Tour

The 2004 tour took place June 2nd - 12th, 2004. We travelled from Lake George, NY through New York City, New Brunswick, NJ, Princeton, NJ and Baltimore, MD all the way to Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA. We performed by ourselves sometimes and at other times toured with local teams along the way.

Click here for the complete tour schedule!

Click here for a summary of the tour, with pictures!

Click here for all the pictures from the 2004 tour!

 

2003 Tour

The 2003 tour traveled through Lake George, NY, Ithaca, NY, Syracuse, NY, New York City, New Haven, CT and Boston, MA between May 28th and June 6th, 2003.

For more pictures of our wildly successful 2003 tour, click here.

2003 Group Photos (Click a thumbnail for a larger version)