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Dance Up the Sun!
May 1 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 am
For over a century, Morris dancers have been dancing at sunrise on the first day of May. West Coast teams have the honor of being the last in the world to dance on May Morning: the wave of Morris dancing begins at sunrise in New Zealand and sweeps around the entire planet before culminating here in California.
Come help Apple Tree Morris celebrate the beauty of Spring in Sonoma County as we dance up the sun on May Day at the Sebastopol Community Center Youth Annex, 425 Morris Street. We’ll be dancing behind the Annex, between the pond and the traffic circle. Park on the street and follow the candles. The dancing starts at 5:30 A.M., and will go through sunrise (around 6:20) and a little bit more. In addition to Morris dancing to watch, there will be country dances everyone can do, as well as wonderful music and singing. Afterwards, you are welcome to join us at a potluck breakfast at Wischemann Hall (bring something to share!) We’d love if you’d join us for this celebration!
Dress warmly, since it tends to be chilly before dawn, and you may want a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. If you have questions, please call or email Cliff.