Northwest Dances

Northwest Morris is a traditional form of dance from Lancashire and thereabouts that uses clogs and handheld decorated short sticks or other accoutrements.
Originally Northwest dances were performed while processing, but many now have been adapted for “on the spot”.


Celebration is a Northwest dance. Written by John Earnshaw for Wakefield Morris, it’s designed to be suitable for as many dancers as want to dance.

It was written when Wakefield Morris were struggling for people and is built out of figures from many styles of Northwest.

Because it works for as many dancers as you have, Celebration is very well suited to doing as a mass dance; a mass dance meaning one that a huge number of people can do together.

Tutorial video by John Earnshaw
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