taking our culture forward


A short celebration of the Manx Folk Dance Society in their 70th year.

Founded in 1951, the MFDS have played an enormously important part in the preservation, guardianship and teaching of Manx dancing for 70 years.
They have enjoyed trips around the world, with new friendships in each place, whilst steering the development of Manx dance here on the Island, but always at the heart of their activities has been friendship and enjoyment. These are obvious in this short film captured at a rehearsal in August 2021.

More about the Manx Folk Dance Society is available here: MFDS