"Quintessentially English" [1]

Our name comes from the small Victorian suburb of Spring Grove in Kingston-upon-Thames where we practise; it lies just south of Kingston Old Town and across the Hogsmill River.

The Mid-Summer Morris - 13th June

Spring Grove’s biennial Evening of Dance that this year celebrated the 108th anniversary of the revival of Morris Dancing in Kingston took place in Twickenham.  We started at the White Swan and then moved on to the Barmy Arms.  Black Swan Morris performed vigorous Border Morris dances while Ewell St Mary's Morris Men, Greensleeves Morris Men. Kingston Morris, Thames Valley Morris Men, Yateley Morris Men, and of course Spring Grove Morris Men presented dances from the traditions of Cotswold villages or their own designed dances. There was a good turnout of dancers and several mass dances filled the areas in front of the pubs. Audiences were most appreciative. At the White Swan Black Swan invited many dancers to join in a modern Border dance for 3, Tinners' Rabbits and Greensleeves danced 2 figures from the North Skelton sword dance.  At the Barmy Arms they taught a traditional Border dance, Dilwyn, and Kingston danced the Manx Sword Dance.  It was a very pleasant evening spent with most convivial company rounded off with light refreshment provided by the Barmy Arms. A big vote of thanks to all the musicians who provided music for the dances and to Steve for organising this event. For a selection of photographs of the evening's entertainment go to the Kingston Morris Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KingstonMorrisDancers/
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This year’s sides:
- Black Swan Border Morris from Carshalton
- Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men from Ewell Village
- Greensleeves Morris Men from Wimbledon
- Kingston Morris from Kingston-upon-Thames
- Spring Grove Morris Men (hosts)
- Thames Valley Morris Men from Claygate
- Yateley Morris Men from Yateley

  • Contacts:  Who to call if you want to join us or book us, and where we practice
  • Programme: What we are doing this year, where we will be and when
  • Log Book: Event reports for this year
  • Photo Album and Videos: Collected photographs and videos
  • History: Articles about the history of Spring Grove Morris Men, Morris around Kingston and Morris in general
  • Dance Repertoire: The dances in our current repertoire, and dances we are working on this year

Upcoming Events


 
We support Princess Alice Hospice which provides end of life care, and we will continue to support St John's Church.
Last year we supported 
All About Alie.  The Charities page has a list of previous years' good causes.











The Morris Ring
We are members of The Morris Ring, founded in 1934, an association of Morris, Sword and Mummers Sides, Clubs and Teams who keep our wonderful traditions alive.

To find a Morris side in your area try either the Morris Ring's "Find a side near you" handy Google map tool or try their "Find a side" to check the whole UK, Europe, Australia, America... 


[1] "The troop, called the Spring Grove Morris Men, looked so quintessentially English that I thought that they could be a nice addition to our wedding." Loulabelle's wedding blog.