Styx of Stroud is a mixed Border Morris side founded in 2012 to perform traditional and contemporary dances in the Border style. We wear tattercoats, predominantly black, but with flashes of red and green to reflect the felt-making heritage of our home town of Stroud in Gloucestershire. Our faces are blackened to honour the original Border dancers who would blacken their faces with soot as a disguise to avoid prosecution for begging.
Our aims are threefold:
– to maintain and develop the Border dance tradition
– to provide high quality entertainment for our audiences
– to have fun
During the summer months we regularly dance out in public, but from September through to the end of April we practise every Tuesday evening. If you are interested in trying out Border Morris for yourself, booking us for a function, or just coming to see us perform, please do contact us.