Ripley Green Garters are a women's North West Morris side celebrating 35 years together. We hail from the east coast of Derbyshire (Derbyshire is widely known as "an island of culture in a sea of barbarism").
Our ages range from 28 to 70+ and energy used is in direct proportion to years. Thus, you're more likely to catch an alluring glimpse of garter on black stockings on a more mature member.
We enjoy both traditional and revival NW Morris, using weapons that include mill bobbins, slings, sticks and garlands (even umbrellas, if pushed!)
You will recognise us by our brightly coloured, individually designed, patchwork waistcoats and black skirts trimmed with green.
RIPLEY GREEN GARTERS are always happy to welcome new members, musicians - Male or Female, Dancers - Female 14 and over.
You'll never know what you are missing if you don't come along and give it a try. It's a great way to keep fit (more fun than aerobics and more sociable than walking the dog). Angela Ripon in her BBC programme "How to Stay Young" said it was official dancing is the best way to keep body & mind together.
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The summer dance out season for Ripley Green Garters Ladies NW Morris dancers has come to a close with our last outing on Tuesday 7 August at The Knockerdown Pub near Carsington. Thoughts are already turning to September and the new practice sessions when hopefully some of the little hiccups and errors will be smoothed out of our performances - and we may see some new members?
We don`t just `pub it`. Our practice season gets us up to scratch for carnivals; days of dance with other teams; weekends away; May Day celebrations, a visit to Sheffield Manor Lodge and so on - we turn our hands (or feet!) to almost anything.
So ladies - has this whetted your appetite? Are you looking for something different to do? A new way to keep fit, meet new people, travel? If so, why not give us a try?
We meet on Tuesday evenings, at St Joseph`s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley from 7.30pm till 9.30pm (when it has been known for some of us to adjourn to the pub - coffees and ginger beer all round). We start again on 4th September and would welcome you. We would also be pleased to see musicians (male and female).
For more information why not get in touch through our contact page