Deer Creek Morris

Performing English Ritual Dance with
Power and Precision


Deer Creek 2011 Performance Season

Note: all items are subject to change - click to the event or check with us to confirm details.  You can also see what we've been up to in past years. Of course, if you would like us to dance at your event, we're available for hire.  Just contact our squire for details.

Plans tend to be fluid - check back periodically for the latest updates!


Friday, November 25, 11:00a to 3:00p - Dickens Christmas Fair

We're dancing through the streets of Victorian London at the Dickens Christmas Faire

  • 11:00 am - We welcome new arrivals as we dance out from of the main gate.
  • 12:15 pm - Looking for trouble on the bad side of town, we end on on stage at Mad Sal's
  • 1:30 pm - After much lollygagging, we perform set dancing on the Silk Road Stage
  • 2:30 pm - Come for the Tea, stay for the dance; we're cavorting at Fezziwig's Warehouse Dance Parlour.

Sunday, June 19, 6:00p to 9:00p - Revels Summer Solstice Gala, Oakland

The Revels present "Solstice in the Shire: a country English Celebration of Summer" at the Oakland Zoo - Join us at the Snow Building.  We'll be dancing, but there will be lots more Revels fun, too!  Feast on a fantastic picnic supper, enjoy the entertainment and bid in the silent auction for cool stuff.  Check the Revels website for pricing.

Saturday, June 18, 11:00a - Seabright Santa Cruz Day-of-Dance (tentative)

Gosh, we could also be going to Seabright Morris and Sword's annual late spring dance tour throughout Santa Cruz.  It usually starts before lunch at the lighthouse, but we're still waiting on details.  But what about the chocolate (see above)?

Sunday, June 12, 12:30p to 1:30p - Whitsunday Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

As part of Whitsunday, we'll be dancing in the Grace Cathedral courtyard after the late morning service.  Since it's in San Francisco, check out their website for directions, parking, and transit information.

Sunday, May 8, 12:30p - Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont

The Ardenwood Historic Farm is at 34600 Ardenwood Bl in Fremont.  We'll be joining hosts Goat Hill Morris for two 45-minute shows for this special Mother's Day fete.  Bring out your mom - show her you love her.  Give the gift of morris dancing.  And afterwards you'll likely finding us toasting Mom at the Englander pub.

Saturday, May 7, 12:45p to 1:15p - East Bay Waldorf School, El Sobrante

We join the East Bay Waldorf School, 3800 Clark Road, in its May Fair celebration.  Besides our own performances, there will be a maypole, and demonstration by the school's own morris dancers.

Sunday, May 1, 5:15a - Palo Alto Baylands, May Day morning,

Join us at the Baylands Nature Preserve and come help us dance up the Sun in Palo Alto on MayDay morning (we do it every year, and it always works - good thing, too!) and celebrate.  It's not so much that we believe the sun won't come up on Mayday without some dancing, it's just that if we didn't dance, and the sun didn't come up, we'd feel really bad.

If you haven't been out to see the sunrise celebration, give it a try.  It's very beautiful, and while the sleepiness lasts only as long as it takes you to get there, the happy glow lasts all day!

Not in Palo Alto? - that's ok - there's May Day dancing all over North America

Sunday, May 1, 11:00a - San Francisco Waldorf School, San Francisco

We bring the May Day cheer to the San Francisco Waldorf School as part of their May Fair celebration.  We're meeting somewhere in Golden Gate Park.  Contact the for details.

Sunday, May 1, 1:00p to 2:00p - Revels May Day, Pelican Inn, Muir Beach

Join us at a favorite Deer Creek haunt, the Pelican Inn (a bit of ole Blighty in the Bay Area) for good food, good drink, good dance, and good Revels fun.  Good gracious!   The inn is located at 10 Pacific Way in Muir Beach.  We'll be joined by Apple Tree Morris and other morris dancers in search of a good time.

Saturday, April 30, 1:00p to 2:00p - Revels May Day, Oakland Zoo

Celebrate May Day, Revels style at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland off Highway 580.  Of course, we'll be dancing but there's lots more to see and do as well.  More info on the Revels website.

Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 - An Ale of Two Cities, the 2011 California Morris Ale

This is the annual gathering of morris teams all up and down the west coast, and some guests from England as well, is one of the great morris tours of the year.  We'll be curious to see what hosts Berkeley Morris can come up with. 

Saturday, March 26, 5:00p to 10:00p - Hideous Will's Cotillion, Oakland

See January 15 event description.

Saturday, January 15 - Winter Traditions Day of Dance, San Francisco

Ring of Cold Steel hosts the upcoming San Francisco Winter Traditions Day of Dance (sometimes called the "Anything But Cotswold Day") and is inviting local teams performing longsword, rapper, border, molly, &c.  We're going for the first time, so it should be interesting!  The tour will start at San Francisco's Pier 39 (see directions here) and go to the cable car turnaround.  For more information, contact RoCS'.

Saturday, January 15, 5:00p to 10:00p - Hideous Will's Cotillion, Oakland

Members of the team have been known to show up at the most unsavory places. Take, for example, Hideous Willís Cotillion, held at Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland.

Hideous Willís is an occasion for *social* morris dancing, with an aim towards creating a Saturday-night-at-the-ale pick-up dance.  No kit, no busses, no skits, just music and dance.  Go crazy!  Bring bells, instruments, hankies, (they will have some sticks, but you can bring those too), humor, and energy.  People often bring food and drink to share, too.  Do as thou wilt.  To help cover the hall cost, you are invited to make donations.

There is parking available next to the hall, and that public transportation stops reasonably close by.  For more info, contact for details.

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