Black Swan are a mixed gender team based in Carshalton Surrey. We chose our name to refer to the historic black swan breeding in Hackbridge. We dance our interpretation of border morris, which originates from the English Welsh borders, and can be traced back to the 16th Century.
We can be seen dancing at various events during the year; festivals, community and or charity events, morris events, pubs and breweries, in fact we will consider dancing at most things, because we enjoy what we do.
The team was formed in 2013 with much support from Box Hill Bedlam Morris and Moonshine Border Morris (Isle of Wight) with whom we still have strong ties and dance with throughout the year.
We practise on a Monday evening at a Scout hall in Sutton. New members are always welcome, so if you’d like to give it a try, please get in touch.
If you have not seen Black Swan out and about in our purple and black tatter coats (purple being a reminder of the Lavender fields which have long been a feature in this area) or would like to see us more, have a look at our events listings or look us up on Facebook and see where we will be dancing soon.
If you are organising an event, and would like us to dance, please get in touch via our contact section.
Black Swan are proud to support Wallington Animal Rescue (WAR) and will be collecting for this cause at various events during the year.
We look forward to seeing you out and about.
**** For those who missed our recruitment open evenings please note we will still be recruiting until the end of November so please contact us for more details ***