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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Dorset morris dancers fear for the future

Morris dancers in Dorset are crying out for new members amid fears the pastime could die out.

Dancers jumped to the defence of the traditional folk dance after it was warned that it could fade away within 20 years with young people too embarrassed to keep up the numbers.

Don Byfleet, 82, of the Wessex Morris Men, believes the lack of young dancers on troupes give the dancing a bad image.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Tuesday 6th January 2009

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