Heritage Stone Dance Out, Saltaire Monday, 14 September

Heritage Stone Dance Out, Saltaire Monday, 14 September

Heritage Stone Dance Out

As part of our Silver Jubilee year celebrations, Rainbow dancers and musicians gathered for group photos at the Heritage Stone in Saltaire. Although the weather was inclement, we kept our spirits up and managed some dancing before rain and darkness crept up on us, at which time we repaired to The Hop for more photos and refreshments. A most enjoyable evening.

Heritage Stone Dance Out

Heritage Stone Dance Out

Heritage Stone Dance Out

Judith’s blog – 400 Roses Day of Dance

On Saturday 12 September we danced at the first weekend of Saltaire’s famous annual Festival as guests of 400 Roses, who were celebrating their 10th birthday. There was a nice mixture of dance sides – Oakenhoof cloggers, Brittania Coconut Dancers, Rhubarb Tarts, Wayzgoose, Ripon City Morris and Coton Morris. The day started off wet but soon brightened up, giving a lovely atmosphere to the dancing and the outdoor festival events. We danced in small groups around the village and finished the day with a showcase at one of our favourite dance spots, the bandstand in Roberts Park. The teams performed one dance each and then joined in a mass belly dance with 400 Roses, there’s always a first time for everything!

Settle Folk Gathering

On Sunday, 6 September, we danced at the Settle Folk Gathering. The day was hosted by Flag Crackers of Craven and we were pleased that they had ordered such gorgeous weather. Along with Flag Crackers and 3 other teams – Medusa Gothic Morris, Bare Bones and Yon lot, we danced in the Market Square to an appreciative audience (which included a fair number of noisy motorbikes). Some of our team spent the whole weekend in Settle, in a camper van, tent and cottage respectively, to make the most of the Festival. They enjoyed free entry to some fantastic concerts, made friends in the local pubs and generally had a good time. The Flowerpot Festival provided extra fun – Bertie Bassett and a Dalek were spotted lurking on street corners! Let’s hope we’re invited again next year!