A teen age team performing Morris & Longsword dances from England since 2002
A teenage team performing Rapper Sword dances from England since 2016.
A team of boys and girls performing Morris & Sword dances from England since 2011
Morris dancing is an energetic stick clashing, bell ringing, handkerchief flashing dance form, ideal for the energy of
youth. It is a living dance tradition with roots that go back to ancient England; the lively movements are said not only to please audiences, but as a springtime dance, to awaken the earth.
Green Mountain Morris,
Maple Leaf Morris, and
are based in Norwich, Vermont, USA.
Catamount Morris (tween boys and girls, 9 and up)
Catamount Morris is a new team for 9-12 year olds, coached by Chris Levey and Barbara DeFelice. Our
first gig was under the name "Maple Buds" in
the Revels North Christmas Revels 2011,
where eight kids performed along with eight teens from Maple Leaf Morris.
We also danced the sun up on May Day, and performed in Boston at the Ginger Ale, and finally as part of the Revels Solstice Festival in Norwich VT.
Come join the fun!
We practice on Tuesday early evenings at the Marion Cross School in Norwich Vermont. Contact Chris at 802-785-4121.
Maple Leaf Morris (teenagers)
Maple Leaf (now incorporating Green Mountain) is teen age side coached by Jane Finlay, Chris Levey, and Barbara DeFelice.
For more info, contact Chris at 802-785-4121.
Green Mountain Morris was a young men's side, performing primarily the Beldington tradition from 1997 through 2009,
and reconstituted in 2016 with Rapper Sword dancing added to the repertoire. Now a part of Maple Leaf Morris.
Rare Earth Rapper (teenage boys and girls)
Rare Earth Rapper is a group of teenagers who perform English Rapper Sword dancing.
The team is made up primarily of members of Maple Leaf (and previously Green Mountain) morris, founded in 2016.
For more information, contact Chris at 802-785-4121.
2019 Practice Schedule for Tuesday Evenings
5:30-6:15 Catamount Morris (9-12 year olds)
6:20-8:00 Teen Morris and Rapper
Performance Schedule 2018
April 22 (Sunday) Rare Earth Rapper (@10AM) and Maple Leaf/GMM (@noon) at NEFFA (committed)
May 1 (Tuesday) we always dance the sun up in Thetford on May 1 (committed)
May 12 (Saturday) Gingerale kids morris dancing tour in Boston (invited)
May 19 OR 20 Revels Pancake Breakfast in Post Mills (invited - see below)
May 26 (Saturday) Open Fields Medieval Festival (11-4) on THetford Hill (invited)
June 23 and 24 Summer Revels in Pomfret and Norwich (invited - see below)
Black Label (9M .mp4 movie), a very unusual morris dance to the Lamb of God tune "Black Label", complete with motorcycle entrance, NEFFA 2008. Recording behind amp/speakers, where guitar is hard to hear.
Catamount Performance History
Performance Schedule 2017
Not documented. Essentially the same as 2016 excluding Marlboro.
Performance Schedule 2016
April 16, Sunday. NEFFA folk festival near Boston. We perform at the Main Entrance, 3:00-4:00pm along with Pocket Flyers (rapper) and Red Herring (border).
May 1, Friday. Dance at sunrise on May Day, as we do every year, on the Thetford VT village green. 5:15-7:00AM (optional breakfast to follow).
May 14, Saturday. Ginger Ale tour with other kids morris teams on the Boston Waterfront.Saturday early May. We will likely attend the Ginger Ale again date TBA.
May 21, Saturday. Catamount only: Balloon Festival, Post Mills, Dance during Summer Revels kick-off and pancake breakfast.
May 22, Sunday. MLM/GMM/Rapper only: Balloon Festival, Post Mills, Dance during Summer Revels kick-off and pancake breakfast.
May 28, Saturday. Catamount only: Open Fields Medieval Festival, Thetford Hill
December 13-16, 2007: (6 shows) Christmas Revels, Hanover, NH [a sword dance from the Shetland Island of Papa Stour, with added choreography to integrate the transformation of Finnish mythical queen Louhi]