Meet the Morris
Throughout the weekend the streets of Beverley town centre come to life with dance teams mixing traditional and contemporary styles.
This area of the festival is carefully and expertly put together by our dance team coordinator – Stuart Higson who joined the festival in 1997 and has been here ever since. Although deeply steeped in the tradition he always tries to select a good balance and mix of dance styles and traditions.
Stuart has himself been involved in traditional dance for most of his life. Starting with social dance as a child he progressed to North West Morris with the Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men in the late 70s, a team which he still performs with today. After University he moved to the North East where he was bitten by the Rapper Sword bug joining Sallyport Sword Dancers in the early 90s with whom he has enjoyed considerable success at DERT (Dancing England Rapper Tournament) as both dancer and “Tommy”.
Banner Photo Credit: Allan Wilkinson Photography