AP MEMBER FEATURE EXCHANGE ADVANCE FOR MARCH 2-3 – In this Feb. 17, 2013 photo, the Morris dance group called “And Sometimes Y” practices a dance called “Oranges in Bloom” in the Shutesbury, Mass., Elementary School gym. Morris dancing is a traditional English folk dance. The group is planning to travel across the Atlantic to perform its folk dances in the land where they originated. (AP Photo/Daily Hampshire Gazette, Sarah Crosby)
SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) — The Valley is home to hundreds of fervent Morris dancers who form nearly 10 troupes, so it’s no surprise that three years ago, a teen group joined their ranks. Now that group is planning to travel across the Atlantic to perform its folk dances in the land where they originated.
The teen group, known as And Sometimes Y in honor of the part-time vowel, performs Morris dances, a traditional English folk dance, and Manx dances, which originate on the Isle of Man. Morris dancing has a following in the Valley, but the Login to read more