Thornden Morris

Thornden Morris+ is a women's Morris dancing team in Syracuse, New York. It takes its name from Thornden Park, where its annual May Day celebration is held. Its banner shows a rose, symbolic of the Rose Garden in Thornden Park.

The Thornden Morris team is currently practicing on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the New School on Jamesville Ave. New and prospective members are welcome to visit! Just call 315 471 7591 or send email to Nancy McCracken at to make arrangements, as practices are sometimes rescheduled.

For the 2015 season, we are focusing on the Bampton Morris tradition. Upcoming events include dancing at the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) on Apr. 26, the May 1st celebration (see below), a Syracuse/Binghamton Day of Dance of May 16th, and the Hounds Dog Days Ale in Trumansburg, NY, on July 24-26.

Thornden Morris current and past members in 2001
at the 20th Anniversary Ale

You may also want to check out the homepage of another Morris team in Syracuse: Bassett Street Hounds, a mixed Border Morris team. Other teams appear on the Wikipedia Morris Teams Directory.