The Hexhamshire Lasses began during the winter of 1992-93, with just 8 dancers. Now into their 20th year of dancing they are a well-established dance side. The lasses perform in their own style a repertoire of traditional dances using garlands, sticks and handkerchiefs together with several compositions of their own. A selection of lively step clog dances are also included in the repertoire performed by the Hexham Clog team.
The Lasses kit consists of royal blue pinafore dresses and white blouses trimmed with gingham. Hats and black shoes with bells also form part of our outfit.
The team meets on Monday evenings during school terms, at Corbridge Middle School near Hexham. Clog practices begin at 7pm and morris begins at 8pm. During the winter months we teach our dances at all levels. After this we like to focus on practises for the coming spring and summer events.
There is a lot to be gained from being part of a morris side, socialising, dancing at local village fetes and pubs, weekends of dance with other teams, even travelling abroad. It’s also a good way to keep fit and have fun at the same time.