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About Black Swan Border Morris

Black Swan are a mixed gender team based in Carshalton Surrey. We chose our name to refer to the historic black swan breeding in Hackbridge.  We dance our interpretation of border morris, which originates from the English Welsh borders, and can be traced back to the 16th Century.


We can be seen dancing at various events during the year; festivals, community and or charity events, morris events, pubs and breweries, in fact we will consider dancing at most things, because we enjoy what we do.


The team was formed in 2013 with much support from Box Hill Bedlam Morris and Moonshine Border Morris (Isle of Wight) with whom we still have strong ties and dance with throughout the year.


We practise on a Monday evening at a Scout hall in Sutton. New members are always welcome, so if you’d like to give it a try, please get in touch.


If you have not seen Black Swan out and about in our purple and black tatter coats (purple being a reminder of the Lavender fields which have long been a feature in this area) or would like to see us more, have a look at our events listings or look us up on Facebook and see where we will be dancing soon.


If you are organising an event, and would like us to dance, please get in touch via our contact section.



Black Swan are proud to support Wallington Animal Rescue (WAR) and will be collecting for this cause at various events during the year.


We look forward to seeing you out and about.



The Squire.


Black Swan Dance Outs 2022…

30th to 2nd May – Hastings Jack in the Green

7th May – Broadwood Day of Dance

14th May – Orchard Shopping Centre Fundraiser (Hayward Heath)

21st May – Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

3rd – 5th June – Weekend in Rye with East Surrey Morris Men

11th June – Carshalton Day of Dance

2nd – 3rd July – Sandwich Folk Festival

4th July – Dance for Dave (Abinger)

13th July – Dance with Phoenix Clog (The Hope – SM5 2PR)

21st July – Dance with Ewell St Mary - Ewell

23rd – 24th July – Lammas Festival – Eastbourne

26th July – Dance with Rampant Roosters – Old House Dorking

6th – 7th August – Broadstairs Folk Festival

20th August – Private Event

17th September – WAR Festival – The Cryer Arts

18th September – Dance with Mythago – The Inn on the Green (RH5 5TD)

1st – 2nd October – Tenterden Folk Festival

21st October – St Johns Beer Festival (SW19 2JY)

26th November – Orchard Shopping Centre (Haywards Heath)

19th December – Yule Dance (The Hope – SM5 2PR)

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