The 41st Annual Midwest Morris Ale:
The Perseverance Ale
May 28 – 30, 2021 * Memorial Day Weekend * Virtual Event
A Virtual Morris Ale
When we are all in the same place for a Morris Ale, we create a joyful community celebration. At the 2021 Virtual Ale, we will try to capture some of that magic! This Ale will include:
- The May Jig Festival – learn new dances
- Team Time
- Workshops, discussions, and fun!
- Show dances
- Pickup Dancing
- Skit Night
- Screen-Free Activities
The online / zoom space will also be intentionally structured for folks to spontaneously organize their own gatherings within the Ale, along with some extra zoom rooms for quiet side conversations.
Be prepared for the parts of the Ale you want to attend by reviewing our Schedule.
Please note that the Midwest Morris Ale operates in Central Time Zone.
Show Dances: Postcards from the Pandemic
Please submit your show dance or video postcard by
May 17, 2021. Video deadline extended to Friday, May 21, 11:59 pm CDT. For more information and how to submit, click here.
Sign up for Skit Night! To learn more, click here.
Help make it happen!
The Midwest Morris Ale is a celebration of our greater Morris community. The Ale doesn’t happen without everyone pitching in to call a pick-up dance, lead a song, teach a workshop, or start a game.
Weekend Volunteers. Who can forget our Trusty Native Guides on bus tours? We are seeking volunteers to help the Ale weekend run smoothly during the weekend.
Do you have experience using Zoom or Discord? Want to volunteer your time during the weekend to help make the Ale happen? Learn more here.
Pickup Dancing. Are you one of the people who stays up late and does every single pickup dance? We are seeking folks who would like to help coordinate during evening pickup dancing — both dancers and musicians! Sign up here.
Singing. In the past year, online song sessions have proliferated. We are seeking a few folks to host singing sessions over zoom. Sign up here.
The second round shirt order form is now live! Orders can be made through June 1 and will be delivered after the Ale.
Registration will close on Wednesday May 26, 2021.