Singleton Cloggers are a traditional performing Clog Morris Team. They’ve been together for 70 years now. Originally formed to take part in Singleton Village Day and other local Galas, they’ve gone from strength to strength. Would you like to join?
They still dance at local galas and many other events. New musicians and dancers are always wanted. If you fancy keeping fit and having fun why don’t you go along to one of their taster sessions to have a go?
Join Singleton Cloggers
Do you fancy dancing? New dancers are always welcome so if you fancy having a go you should go along to a practise night!
- The team meet in Singleton Village Hall every Monday evening between 7:30 and 9:30
- No experience needed! They’ll teach you all you need to know.
- They’re always on the look out for musicians, so if you play an instrument, why not go along?
It’s always been a mixed team and they’re eager to attract new members to help to keep local traditions alive. You’re welcome any time but especially at showcase evenings.
Go along and have a go – you may enjoy it – and it’s a fabulous way to keep fit and get trim!
For further details please contact Eileen Skinner on 01253 301483
Check out their website at this link singletoncloggers.co.uk
The Clog Dancing Tradition
Singleton Cloggers had simple origins of just dancing at Singleton, Weeton and Poulton galas. From there, the team developed into a social group who still dance mostly locally but have been known to venture further afield. They’ve danced in the Isle of Man, Cockermouth, Durham, Oxford and numerous places in between.
Singleton Cloggers have a long tradition and have some unique dances that no other teams perform. They’re named after places around Singleton (Todderstaffe, Kennelwood, Upstreets & Singleton) or past members (Monica Lee & Angie Barker). They’re also keeping those dances alive from Poulton-le-Fylde and Fleetwood, first performed over 100 years ago, to name but a few.
More about Singleton Cloggers
Singleton Cloggers formed in 1949, leading the gala procession through Singleton village once a year.
They were all local residents who performed in uniforms not too dissimilar to those worn today. There have been a few quiet periods in the groups history, but since the seventies Singleton Cloggers have kept tradition alive and entertained the crowds with English folk dance. They’re a North West Clog Morris Team and part of the Morris Federation.
A local lady called Marjorie Ward reformed the group in the early seventies. Since then new dances have been added, some named after local landmarks, all created by the team. There have been many variations of uniform, but clogs remain the constant. Singleton Cloggers travel much further a field within the UK performing with other teams in colourful dance and music extravaganzas, including folk festivals in Oxford and Durham.
Strong support is maintained through roots with the galas of Singleton, Weeton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Tram Sunday, Folk Festivals and other local events.
Day of Dance
In September each year the team hold their Day of Dance in Poulton Market Square. It’s been running since 1999 and is the annual invitation to other performers to showcase their talents. Singleton Cloggers play host to teams from all over the region, displaying a variety of styles of dancing.
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