Cotswold Morris

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The Cotswolds are a range of hills in the South-West of England. The form of morris that most people will be aware of is cotswold morris. This is characterised by men(1) dressed generally in white, though often with coloured ribbons, sashes, and sometimes with coloured breeches instead of white trousers. Waving of handkerchiefs is a common characteristic, although many dances use sticks instead. The dances are generally for six, sometimes eight men, and involve precise stepping and set figures. Similar dances are performed originating from a number of towns and villages, although each generally have characteristic stepping or special figures unique to that village.

(1)There are of course many women's and mixed teams too, although some people believe morris should be for men-only.

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