Dance – Traditional Music Day – 2 September 2023

From demonstrations to workshops, across the town, you can watch or get involved for free in a variety of traditional dance forms.

Morris and Molly Dance Teams

Across the town come and watch the colourful spectacle of Morris and Molly Dancing. There may even be opportunities to join in!

We are delighted to be joined by the following Dance Sides:

You can see these local dance sides across the town from 11.00am-11.45am; 12.00pm-12.45pm; 2.00pm-2.45pm with a Grand Finale in the Market Square at 4pm.

We are extremely grateful for our Morris dance organisers, Sue Lawrence and Dave Evans for co-ordinating the local sides and liaising with the relevant organisations within the town to get the relevant permissions: Thanks go to:


Kerry Fletcher

An improvised, solo dance form that has its roots in East Anglia. Kerry Fletcher invites you to join her “Step into Stepdance” workshop at St Peter’s Hall at 12.00pm-1.00pm. Kerry is joined by musician Tim Brooks.

Put your newly found skills to the test by joining local stepdancers in the Church Grounds from 2.00pm-4.00pm led by Norfolk Stepdancer Fiona Davies.

Jig Doll Dancing

EATMT’s Collection of Jig Dolls

If you don’t feel up to trying out the dancing, why not give one of our wooden Jig Dolls a dance. These jointed characters dance on a wooden board which is controlled by the human! It has the effect of being a percussive instrument. Come and have a try from 2.00pm-4.00pm in the Church Grounds.

Broom Dancing

Katie Howson teaching Broom Dancing in local school

A once popular form of dance seen across East Anglia, join Erin and Barry Watson for an introduction to this dance. Broom provided! 1.30pm-2.30pm in St Peter’s Hall.