Anyone who would like to have a go at Morris dancing – or playing the music to dance to – is invited to two free taster sessions being held at Alton Infant School.

Alton Morris is hosting the events at the school in Victoria Road on October 7 and 14 at 8pm, and men and women of all dancing and musical abilities are welcome.

Last year Alton Morris danced in the Public Gardens, the Market Square and with other Morris sides at local pubs. They also performed at folk festivals in Sidmouth and Swanage.

New dancer Steve Hunt said: “I can’t believe how much fun I’ve had and how friendly and helpful everyone in the side has been to me. I was a complete beginner and now I’ve learnt five dances this year and I’m looking forward to learning more.”

Alton Morris will be performing at the Blackmoor apple tasting on October 9, and spectators can join in.

For details call Jan on 07879 255555 or visit