….Yes, you’ve got to the right page whatever the address…we were formally Annies Fantasties and are now AnnieMation!
We’ve evolved!!! After many years of being Annies Fantasies, we’ve re-branded and are no AnnieMation. It was time for a change and a new look (see The Kit) and an end to dodgy stuff coming up when you type Fantasies into Google!! We are however, still the North West Clog Morris side you know and love and we look forward to seeing you at our dance-outs throughout 2018
STOP PRESS!!! NEWS UPDATE!!!
We had a brilliant season from Spring to Summer this year. We started at Halesworth then travelled to Sheringham, Ely, Broadstairs as well as many local events.
We are now looking to add to our merry band of musicians. Do you play an instrument? Fiddle, melodeon, guitar, trombone? Can you play for a jolly group of dancers who try not to take themselves too seriously? We’d love to hear from you and we can offer you a coffee and biscuit (maybe even cake if Jean’s been busy!)
We practice Sunday mornings, 11 – 1, at the Roman Circus Centre in Colchester.
Just turn up one Sunday if you want to or call Ian on 01206 577222 if you’d like to find out more.
Welcome to our website. “Annie’s ” is a clog morris dance group specialising in the style of dance originating in the Northwest of England. During the summer you’ll see us out and about in Colchester and at dance, arts, and folk festivals all over the place — see our events listing page for more information. The rest of the year we practice on Sunday mornings from 11.00 until 1.00. Our current practice venue is Roman Circus House, between Napier Road and Butt Road in Colchester. We welcome new dancers and musicians, both female and male. See our Contacts page for more contact details.
“Annies” started up in the early 1980s, and were so named because one of the founder members (Annie, of course!) used to have fantastical costume ideas for the side, such as wearing fish costumes and other weird ideas. Someone said “there’s another of Annie’s fantasies!”, and the name stuck!
We have a lot of fun, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. We work hard in our practices and then usually reward ourselves by going to a pub!
Check out the other pages, and see our photo gallery for some nice pics of us!
*** PRACTICES ARE NOW AT ROMAN CIRCUS CENTRE ***
*** OFF BUTT ROAD CO2 7GZ ***