Mad Molly is pleased to host the

2012 Winter Traditions Day of Dance

Saturday, January 21 in downtown San Jose

Featuring dance teams doing English morris, sword and mumming traditions:


Bombastic Border (border morris)

Deer Creek (border morris)

Leap of Faith (longsword)

Mad Molly (border morris & molly)

Norton’s Guard (longsword)

Ring of Cold Steel (longsword)

Rising Phoenix Morris (mummers play)


Day’s Schedule:  (see below for directions)

11:30 – 12:45 – San Pedro Square Market and sidewalk

12:45 – 2:00 – lunch break

2:00 – 3:00 – San Jose Repertory Theatre Plaza on the Paseo de San Antonio

3:15 – 4:45 – San Jose Museum of Art and Caffe Frascati

5:00 – Britannia Arms pub at 173 W. Santa Clara Street


Come join the morris teams and groupies for an enjoyable day of fabulous dance.  Join us for lunch and pubbing afterwards.  Maybe we’ll teach you a dance or two!


What You Need to Know

The dance tour is designed for walking.  There are light rail stops along 1stand 2nd Streets.  The Caltrain terminus is at San Fernando and Cahill with VTA bus connections to further downtown.

Not every venue may have outdoor seating available.  You may want to bring a folding chair if appropriate for your needs.

For more information email Amy Baldwin at



According to the city website, city garages are free on Saturdays until 6:00 pm.  However, street parking meters are in effect; bring quarters if you intend to street park.  If you are coming to the first stop, we recommend parking at the Market and San Pedro Square Garage (see below).  There is also parking under the Fairmont Hotel (pay lot), and city garages in the general vicinity of Saint John and 3rd Street, Market and E. San Salvador, and 3rd Street and E. San Carlos.



First Dance Stop:  San Pedro Square Market, 87 N San Pedro St, 96110

Take 101 or 880 south to Route 87 (Guadalupe Parkway) south.  Take the Julian Street exit, turn left onto Julian, go under the overpass, and proceed straight on Saint James.  Turn right at Market Street, cross Saint John and park in the garage on your right (Market and San Pedro Square Garage).  Walk through the garage to the other side and you will emerge on San Pedro Square facing the market.


Lunch Break:

You are invited to join your favorite team for your own lunch in any of the many restaurants in the San Pedro Street, Santa Clara Street or Paseo area.


Second Dance Stop:  Repertory Theatre Plaza, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, 95113

From the market, walk south to Santa Clara Street, turn left, cross Market Street and turn right.  Stay on Market Street, cross San Fernando, bear left where Market Street splits, pass the Art Museum and Fairmont Hotel, and turn left into the pedestrian-only Paseo de San Antonio.  Cross 1st Street and into the large plaza next to the theater.


Third Dance Stops:  Museum of Art, 110 South Market Street, 95113 and Caffe Frascati, 315 S. 1st St, 95113

We will split into 2 groups and switch sites halfway through the time period.  Retrace your steps down the Paseo.  To hang out in front of the art museum, turn right at Market and pass the Fairmont Hotel to the museum plaza.  To go to the café, turn left at 1st Street, cross E. San Carlos and there you are.


Fourth Dance/Pub Stop:  Britannia Arms Pub, 173 West Santa Clara Street, 95113

Return to Market Street.  Go north past the art museum.  Cross Santa Clara Street and turn left.  Cross N. San Pedro, and continue walking down Santa Clara past the Los Gatos Roasting Company until you get to the Britannia Arms.  There is a red phone box out front.