The North West Morris from north Cheshire and Lancashire is danced by at least nine men and as a processional so that the dancers dance along the road performing set figures accompanied by stepping - as a 'rant' step.
A Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two men, steps are performed near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid across each other on the floor.
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