Folk Dance Display Team

Bognor Regis International Dance Ensemble

The display team is made up of interested adults and children from different West Sussex folk dance groups. The display team gives everyone a chance to dress up and perform in a national costume, as well as the added enjoyment of visiting fetes in West Sussex and other venues further afield.

Various costumes

They gave an international dance display and lecture to the W.I. The Chichester Rotary Club organised several Mayfests and BRIDE took part every year. They have danced at the Victoria Embankment Gardens Theatre, London, and the CCPR Show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Vlaski costumes

The children also have appeared at the Point Theatre in Eastleigh, and competed in the 2009 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. They have been featured in local papers often, on television several times (albeit mostly measured in tens of seconds), with their entire eight minute performance at Llangollen aired on Welsh television more than once. A recent cameo appearance (all of 6 seconds) occurred in episode 1 of John Sargeant's 'On the Tourism Trail'.

girls dancing in Danish costumes

Janet Douglas provides the costumes for the children in the display team which she either borrows from the Society for International Folk Dancing (SIFD) costume collection or makes herself. The display team has benefited from a number of donations of cloth from supporters and is financed through the international folk dance workshops held in Bognor Regis. The most that the children are asked to provide for displays are suitable coloured socks, shoes and possibly a white blouse - though any help from parents is appreciated.

on the stage 1

The links on the left lead you to more information on costumes belonging to the group, borrowed or part of Janet's personal collection.

B.R.I.D.E. is a international folk dance display team

Copyright John Douglas