Foxtrot 2013

For almost as long as there has been Foxs Morris, there has been a summer weekend of dance a.k.a Foxtrot! The weekend is a celebration of dance and music, based in the main at The Fleece Inn in the village of Bretforton near Evesham, Worcestershire. Most people camp over the weekend, based ten minutes' walk from The Fleece. Several dance sides from across the country come together for a mixture of organised and informal, social and Morris dance, both at the Fleece and out in the surrounding towns and villages...


Once everyone has their camper vans and tents sorted, Foxtrot kicks off with an evening of informal dance, music and singing at the Fleece Inn. Most sides don't do dancing in kit, but some impromptu Morris may accompany the jollity. For many, the Friday night is a highlight, with a relaxed atmosphere and the chance to catch up with old friends, as well as make new ones.

Impromptu dancing in the barn, The Fleece Inn, Foxtrot 2013


After what is often a late night for some, Saturday begins bright and early with several coaches picking up sides from outside the main campsite. From here the sides will begin a dancing tour around 2 or 3 local towns and villages. The itinerary is never exactly the same; some of the beautiful places the tour has visited in recent years include:
* Worcester * Broadway * Chipping Campden * Stratford-on-Avon * Bourton-on-the-Water *

Exmoor Border Morris dancing in Broadway village, Foxtrot 2013

Bunnies from Hell dancing in Chipping Campden, Foxtrot 2013

Foxs enjoying a rest in Bourton-on-the-Water, Foxtrot 2012

After eating at The Fleece on Saturday night, the evening usually comprises a combination of self-penned entertainment from each of the sides; the evening is almost entirely unpredictable and not-to-be-missed. The 'crap raffle' has become something of folklore in recent years and is another Foxtrot exclusive! The evening draws to an end with more informal music and dance in the beautiful setting that is The Fleece Inn.

Saturday night entertainment, Foxtrot 2013


Across from The Fleece Inn is a beautiful church, St Leonards, where a special service is held. The service has a wonderfully-uplifting feeling, including singing, dance and a procession in and out of the church.

Church procession, Foxtrot 2014

Following the Church service, the weekend draws to a close with several hours of dancing at The Fleece. Typically many sides will do 'massed' dances of material that both sides know. These can prove to be fantastic spectacles and a real highlight of the weekend.

Exmoor Border Morris dancing outside The Fleece, Foxtrot 2013

Details of next year's Foxtrot will appear on this page as details are arranged. Invited sides will be approached over the course of the year, however all visitors and audience are welcome to come and watch the dancing at any stage.