WE are NANCY BUTTERFLY - a Morris Dance side based in the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas of Worcestershire. We draw our dancers and musicians from a wide area. The side celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010.
We dance in the North-West Morris tradition. This is a style which is both exuberant, energetic and keeps you fit! More info.

Amongst the many things which distinguish it from the other Morris traditions are the distinctive clogs which can be seen and heard during our performances!

NANCY BUTTERFLY hope to keep the tradition alive and therefore welcome bookings to dance at local fetes, charity events and hostelries. Due to work commitments we find it difficult to fulfil requests for daytime bookings (Mon to Fri). But Contact us to check our availability at Weekends and evenings.

NB. We are always RECRUITING! (All dancers/musicians welcome - practices ongoing (times and dates HERE)- or contact us for details)The main qualification needed is enthusiasm!

We are members of the Morris Federation.

See the original sketch map by Norman Neasom RWS, RBSA, (from which the name 'Nancy Butterfly' was derived).

LATEST ! Site updated - October 2016

Next Event:
Bromsgrove- Start of Christmas Celebrations in the High Street. Saturday 19th November.

New Season's practices start on Monday 17th October at the Avoncroft Art Centre,
Redditch Road,
Stoke Heath.
(NB. This is not the museum!)

2016 Events:

Welcoming guests at the 'Spirit of Bromsgrove' event at the Artrix - 19th April 2016

(photos courtesy of Laura Jeskins)

dancing at the artrix

spirit of bromsgrove eventthe bandat the artrix


Dancing at the Hare and Hounds, Rednal 10th May 2016

hare and hounds againdancing at the hare and houndshare and hounds

2015 Events:

Hanbury Flower Feast, 11th July 2015

hanbury hall

hanbury flower feastmore photos here

Saturday 2nd May

Upton on Severn Folk Festival 2015

upton folk arena danceupton folk dancing  'alvechurch'

the band upton folkMore photos here

Saturday 18th April

The 'Fleece' at Bretforton (guests of Belle d'Vain to celebrate their 25th Anniversary)

dancing at the fleece

dancing at bretfortonthe band

More photos here

2014 Events

Coughton Court - Cheese and Pickle Festival - Saturday 20th Sept.

coughton court festival

Bromsgrove festival

It was very good of Bromsgrove Council to refurbish the High Street with new paving to better resonate the sound of the clogs!

dancing in bromsgrove high street

video courtesy of Brian Byrne:

and with thanks to guests Alvechurch Morrisalvechurch morris at bromsgrove festivalalvechurch morris

Hanbury Hall 'Flower feast'

hanbury hall - watching 'old meg'hanbury hall with old meg morrisdancing at hanbury hall


The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior

With 'Step on Board', part of the Bromsgrove Festivaldancing at the Bowling GreenStep on Board at the Bowling Green dancing at dusk

Mason's Apron Day of Dance at Witney - Saturday June 7th

The downpours cleared right on time to leave another sunny and warm day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks to Mason's Apron for the invitation - and cake!

dancing in Witney

and to Frankie and Benny for the ice cream! Lots more photos here

ice creams in Witney

Weighbridge Beer Festival

Fantastic weather, great beers, and Nancy Butterfly all at the same time, what could be better?

More photos here

nancy butterfly dancing 'alvechurch'nancy butterfly dancing ay Alvechurch Marina

nancy butterfly at the weighbridge beer festival

Thanks for the photo Mike

'Upton Folk Festival' 2014

Upton at its best, bathed in glorious sunshine! More photos.

dancing at upton 2014

An excerpt from 'Carr Lodge':