Day of Dance for St George

Sunday the 21st of April was an unseasonably warm day as Marlee Morris dancers performed for two gigs to celebrate the patron saint of England. Starting with a performance in Kings Park overlooking the River and the City. We attracted many passers by as well as ardhent fans who had seen us advertised in the Boorloo Heritage Festival guide. It was an honour to celebrate the heritage of the country where the dances originated, the city we call home and the orginal owners of the land on which Perth is built.

Following a well deserved lunch we headed north to the Duke Bar and Bistro in Carramar who had a full St George’s day party with much bunting, English ale and Proper football on the TVs. We lured a sizable crowd out to the car park with our performance adding a  traditional element to a fun weekend.


Fremantle Frolic a great success

Visitors from New Zealand, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide made the journey to Perth for the 2023 Australian Morris Ale which was held in Fremantle.  Visitors and a number of keen locals were accommodated in the iconic Fremantle YHA which is the UNESCO Heritage listed Fremantle Prison.  The dance outs and the Feast night were all within walking distance of the YHA,  The exception was the “Extension Tour” which involved a bus trip to the Swan Valley.  To see the itinerary see – Ale Itinerary Rev 3

For some photos – see photos.

2023 Australian Morris Ale Group Photo

May Day coming up soon

It has been and continues to be a busy year.

It was great to get a new dancer from the recent Come and Try It.  On the day there were five newcomers who gave it a go.  

At the time of writing we have performed twice at Mount Claremont Farmers Markets and our new dancer made her first appearance at Boorloo Heritage Festival.

In the near future we have the York Heritage Festival, May Day and Moondyne Festival to look forward to.

A bit of a relax after a busy time

It is time to learn a few new dances without the pressure of getting ready for any particular performance at the moment.

Over a period of a month we did four public performances and one workshop.  We started with a  workshop at Fairbridge Festival and concluded with a performance at Moondyne Festival.  It was good fun and performances and the workshop were all well received.

Also we were very excited to be part of the video for this Phil Hambling song – A Hundred Years Hence