Men of Little Egypt

Dancing Master John Aldous

A visionary pose

John Aldous has been with Little Egypt since its inception. Like Founder Fred he had danced with Belchamp for a long time, and only really started with us to teach us those few dances we needed for that first fateful fête.

It must have been our infectious enthusiasm, or else pity on his part, but we persuaded him to stay, and he is our acknowledged fount of much Morris wisdom.

He has contributed in a major way to our dancing repertoire. In 1998 he adapted several border dances to our home style. He has also played an important part, on several occasions, to the activities of the Stour Valley Mummers.

In his spare time, away from the Morris, he works at the cutting edge of the food industry, and is a caller for barn dances, as well as contributing greatly to our singing sessions. One of his greatest claims to fame is the fact that he persuaded the Lady Mayor of a "neighbouring town" to perform "Sunshine Mountain" while on a goodwill town-twinning visit to Germany, while she was standing precariously on a table top. Twice.



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