About
Sweet Coppin
 
 
 

To contact us phone

 

Hazel - Leader

07900 198026

 

or send us an email

Who we are:

Sweet Coppin Clog was founded in 1977 by a group of ladies who, tired of just watching their Morris Dancer husbands dance, decided to form a dance side of their own. The name Sweet Coppin comes from a variety of Somerset cider apple and our red and green kit reflects the colour of the apples.

 

The Dances:

We perform three different styles of dances

  • Traditional English Step Clog – using a variety of traditional steps from Westmorland, Northumberland and Lancashire.
  • North West Team Dances (also called Cheshire) – danced in clogs by 4,6 or 8 dancers in formation usually with Sticks, Hankies, Slings or Garlands.
  • Soft Shoe Dances – A collection of dances from around the British Isles danced in soft shoes rather than clogs.

 

Summer Season:

During the summer we organise regular evening dance outs in local villages and perform at folk festivals and other events. We often share our dance spot with other morris or clog teams, both local (during our evening dance outs), and further afield (at festivals).

 

Winter Practice:

During the winter we meet once a week on a Monday evening to practice and learn new dances ready for the summer season. In September we hold an open evening where we invite potential new members interested in joining the team to come along and ‘have a go’ for an evening. If you are interested in attending our open evening please contact us via the contact page on this website to find out more information.

 

North West Team Dance, Grenoside at North Curry 2016

Our Musicians:

Without our musicians we'd be lost. They are a central part of our team playing for us every week at practice as well as at all our dance outs in the summer. If you are interested in joining us as a musician please contact us via the contact page.

Procession at Upton on Severn Folk Festival 2016

North West Dance, Grenoside at North Curry 2016

Soft Shoe Dance, Shrewsbury Flourish at Middlezoy 2016

Our Musicians at Sidmouth, 2016

If you are interested in either booking us or joining as a dancer or musician please contact us: