Moreton Bay Fig Morris
San Diego County's Morris Dance Team
Moreton Bay Fig Morris is a San Diego-based team of dancers and musicians who perform a variety of traditional and modern English style folk dances throughout the year. The team was founded in 1984 and has continued to attract new members of all ages and backgrounds.
Dancing With Bells On
Morris dancing is a peculiar tradition of English folk dance in which the dancers often wear bells on their shins and wave hankies or bash sticks together while dancing. Since the first recorded mention of the dance in the 15th century, it has waxed and waned in popularity, but hundreds of dedicated morris teams around the world are still keeping the tradition alive.
Want To Try It?
Morris dancing is great fun, good exercise, and a reasonable excuse to act foolish in public. If this sounds like your kind of dancing, Moreton Bay Fig Morris meets for practice on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm, at the War Memorial Building in San Diego's Balboa Park. Enter from the Zoo parking lot side door and find us in the first room to the left. All are welcome!
Just Want To Watch?
Moreton Bay Fig Morris performs at various events in the San Diego area throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook or check out the list below to find out about upcoming performances. You can also book us to dance at your event!
Upcoming Practices, Performances, and Other Events
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Regular practice in the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park. New dancers always welcome! New musicians too!
Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. - Performance at International Dance Association Festival in the Balboa Park Club building.
Sunday, April 23 (time TBA) - Performance at the House of England lawn program, International Houses, Balboa Park
Monday, May 1 at dawn - May Day Morris at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, La Jolla
Saturday, May 6 (time TBA) - Performance for the King's Coronation, House of England, International Houses, Balboa Park