Ann Arbor Morris

We have upcoming performances in the spring and summer! Check out our Calendar page for more details.

Once upon a time. . . there was an annual "Ann Arbor Medieval Festival". Every year at the general planning meeting, people would gather into groups to plan various aspects of the festival. One year (1976) the wise members of the Morris dance group said to one another, "Hey, we should do this more often!" And, with that utterance, Ann Arbor Morris and Sword was born. Since then we have performed traditional English morris dances in the streets of Ann Arbor and elsewhere.

We recently shortened our name to Ann Arbor Morris, and we've redesigned our costume a few times, but not much else has changed over the years. Our team currently consists of somewhere between eight and fifteen members, but our numbers ebb and flow with the seasons.

Our dances generally come from the Bucknell and Ascot-under-Wychwood traditions, although we frequently experiment with others and even make up our own dances to keep things lively. We hope to see you at some of our performances! In the meantime, browse around our site. You might also want to check out some of our favorite websites.