What a dance display line-up we’ve got for you this year at BunkFest!
Cotswold Morris, Border Morris, Northwest Morris, Step Clog, Country Dance, Belly and Fusion Dance, Irish Dance, and some Korean martial artists will be performing as part of BunkFest’s dance festival – there are so many teams we’re excited to have here, whether they’re at their first BunkFest, or one of the two teams who have been at every single BunkFest – quite an achievement!
Roll up and watch, and see how many of our teams you can spot!
Dance displays will take place on the Kinecroft Dance Stage, in the Market Place, at The Boat House, C&W Railway and The Dolphin – all dance events are free but please give generously to our bucket collectors!
|Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers
|Proud veterans of every single BunkFest, ATMD dance under their beautiful antique horns which can be seen from afar!
|Aldbrickham Clog and Step Dancers
|Performing traditional country dances and Clog Step dances, this team come from Reading
|It’s brilliant to have this excellent Oxfordshire Border team back at BunkFest! Even the band has great moves!
|Mixed North West morris from Basingstoke, sporting very floral hats atop their red, white and black kit
|Wokingham’s finest Cotswold team, look out for high capers and striking red and blue rosettes
|Look out for tailcoats, coloured shirts, and excellent innovative dancing from this Devon-based team
|Look out for the dark green and gold costumes and high-quality moves of this mixed Northwest team from Watford
|Cotswold dancers from all over the country who currently meet in Oxford. Red shirts, black trousers, and breathtaking dancing!
|All the way from Wales, Clerical Error are old frinds of BunkFest, and dance border morris with LOADS of fun - look out for the dragon!
|One of our fabulous local teams, dancing Appalachian to brilliant bluegrass music. Cornucopia also provide the dance floor in the market place, and we'd like to thank them very much!
|This mixed Cotswold team from Botley in Oxford are a delight to behold in black, white and purple
|This lovely mixed Cotswold team from Maidenhead are old BunkFest friends - look out for the Bear dance, it contains real bears!
|Enigma Border Morris
|Enigma come all the way from Somerset and are, as you might expect, wrapped in a riddle! They dance in masks and black and turquoise tatters
|Dancing the Eynsham tradition with great gusto and originality, we're delighted to welcome these local legends to BunkFest!
|Hurst Morris People are a local mixed Cotswold team and vibrant part of the local dance scene, we're delighted to have them back at BunkFest!
|Icknield Way Morris Men
|Another great local Cotswold team who are regular favourites at BunkFest, Icknield dance in white with pale blue waistcoats.
|Kaleidoscope with ODT
|These exciting performers are an improvised collaboration between dance groups Ashnash and Nirzari, and the Oxford Drum Troupe, presenting a global fusion of Middle Eastern, Spanish, North African and Indian dancing
|Kennet Morris Men
|Long time BunkFest die-hards, and significant contributors to the rate of beer consumption at every BunkFest!
|Knights of King Ina
|Stunning, energetic Cotswold jigs danced in striking black and white
|'Berties', as they are afffectionately known, are a newly formed NW team taking the world by storm. In beautiful navy and pink skirts, with fabulous, upbeat music. Prepare to be wowed!
|All weekend and Ceilidh Spot Saturday evening
|Meon Valley Morris
|Meon Valley Rock'n'Roll Morris are a dance duo who were inspired by the modernising influences of “The Demon Barbers”, “The Bo Diddlers”, and “A Life With Bells On” to apply their many years of experience of over 20 different dance forms to produce a blend of Cotswold, Rock’n’Roll, Boogie-Woogie, Clog, and Jump Jive danced to a 1940s Swing soundtrack
|Ceilidh spot Friday, Sunday
|Old Speckled Hen
|One of our brilliant local teams, dancing mixed North West Morris in red, green, white and yellow
|Mixed Cotswold dancers from Rickmansworth, these old friends of BunkFest are very welcome back after a few years off!
|Prize Old Mummers
|If you've never seen a mummers' play before, you're in for a treat! Bringing a theatrical air to BunkFest, Prize Old Mummers will be performing a short play as part of the dance programme
|This colony of penguins dance Raglan Cotswold dances to fabulous tunes!
|High quality step clog team from Gloucestershire - look out for a rainbow of shirts!
|The second of our teams who have danced at every single BunkFest! Multicoloured ladies Border Morris
|Stony Stratford's own superstar Step Cloggers - catch them on the Kinecroft in their black and red outfits!
|Oxford's own female Cotswold team, dancing in blue denim, with great energy!
|A fabulous ladies North West team from Maidenhead, dressed in white, maroon, green and gold
|Tang Soo Do
|Tang Soo Do (Moo Duk Kwan) - a traditional Korean martial art dating back many centuries. Tang Soo Do is a composite style specialising in kicking techniques. It is not a sport, it’s tough but not competitive. It’s a classic martial art and its purpose is to develop every aspect of a student in order to create a mature personality who can deal with the wider world in intelligent, forthright and virtuous manner
|The Maguire O'Shea Academy of Irish Dance
|Viv O'Gara's fabulously talented Irish dancers of all ages always draw a huge crowd at BunkFest, performing everything from beautiful lyrical soft shoe dances to fast and intricate hard shoe dances, they are sure to delight!
|Sunday showcase spot
|In striking black, white and red, Towersey Horseshoes are old friends of BunkFest!