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A brief intro

Hurst Morris People, affectionately known as HuMP, are a friendly group of dancers and musicians based in the village of Hurst near Reading in Berkshire.

We're men and women who perform Cotswold morris. That's the one with sticks and hankies.

We practise hard to put on great performances - and make sure we have lots of fun doing both.

We'd love to meet you!

  • Lots of people come to our free taster sessions at Hurst Village Hall. In 2017 they're on September 21 & 28. All are welcome to have a go.

  • Join us at a pub, village fete, folk festival and many other places to see us dance out during the summer.

  • Book us for your event: but try to give us plenty of notice.

  • We perform at old folks' homes, weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, schools and youth groups.

Please contact us via email for further information.

See us in action! Go to News & pictures

HuMP's 2017 charity:

Arthritis Research UK.

This great cause was proposed by one of our dancers whose sister has arthritis.

Please click on the logo below to find out about their work.


See us on Facebook for regular picture and news updates.

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Have a go at morris dancing
You too can be moved to tears!

The woman below was moved to tears when she tried morris dancing a year ago.

Fortunately, they were tears of laughter.

You too could have a smile as big as hers if you come along to our free taster sessions this year on Thursdays Sept 21 & 28.

Read Phillipa's story and full details about the have a go evenings at our taster sessions page.

The sessions are at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR from 8-10pm. We hope to make you laugh too!

Phillipa, centre below, gets straight tens from Karen, left, and Carey after her first dance out at Greys Court near Henley.
Click the YouTube icon to see a clip of us in action!
Hurst Morris People:
Entrance Exam

Do you enjoy socialising with friends?

Do you like going to pubs or areas you haven't been to before?

Do you think England's old customs are worth keeping alive?

Do you like listening to music? Or watching traditional dancing?

CONGRATS!! If you've answered
YES to two or more of the questions above, then you're potentially a born HuMP morris dancer or musician!

Come to our free and friendly taster sessions. HuMP members are men and women just like you, from all backgrounds and age groups. Few of us had danced before.

Discover if HuMP is for you. Warm welcome, tea, cake and pub visit guaranteed!

Barn dance tickets now on sale for whirling good fun

Tickets are on sale for our fabulous barn dance - on Saturday February 24, 2018.

Music is by the brilliant band, Chris, Patsy and Friends with Howard Ballard's skilled calling.

The evening at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst, RG10 0BP is 7.30-11.30pm and includes our famous feast.

Please bring a plate of finger food - and then share it with everyone else. The result will be, as usual, a fabulous and hugely varied array of delcious food.

Tea, coffee and squash will be provided. Please bring any other drinks you would like. The raffle will raise funds for our charity of the year.

Barn dance tickets at £7.50, with under 12s free, are by emailing