Morris Dance is from England, and many of the villages there have their own teams, each with their own particular traditions and ways of dancing. Likewise, each village team dresses in a distinctive fashion. Though the wearing of bells on the shins is practiced by most teams in the central counties, a wide variety of colorful outfits are worn.
The real heart of Morris is in its vigorous steps. Most obvious is the caper (the word comes from the latin for goat!) which is a leap straight up into the air, and is done in many variations. There are also dozens of other prescribed/traditional steps - turning steps, jumps, and hops, moving forward, backward, and sidewise, that are done in elaborate figures.