Mudcat Café message #2116551 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103732   Message #2116551
Posted By: RogerTCB
01-Aug-07 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: Morris segregation
Subject: RE: Morris segregation
The gender mix of a side has nothing at all to do with their technical ability nor their entertainment value.

The worst sides I've seen have all been mixed (sorry, I'm not prepared to name them here) but I suspect that's only because they are more of social club than morris side. They do the dances they enjoy performing & allow anyone to have a go regardless of ability because its sociable & fun & inclusive.

The best dance sides seem have a strong control on the quality of those who are allowed dance out - Hammersmith, Great Western, Berkshire Bedlam & Windsor spring readily to mind but there are others, including some mixed ones I'm sure. They get their kicks from dancing well, getting it right reliably & looking good doing so.

Whether a side is good or not is down to the sides culture and the drive of their officers and not the gender mix.