The Morris Ring can dictate all they like about Cotswold Morris but not NorthWest Morris. Women and boys have danced since after the First World War because most of the NW sides were decimated and the Dance Masters taught Women and Boys so the NW tradition wouldn't be lost. Mind you the bloody Morris Ring and Dear Old Mister Sharpe don't/didn't really consider NW Morris a traditional dance form basically because it didn't fit their/his Rural Picture. How many NW dances did our Cecil collect on his way up the country? NONE that's how many, he got to Cheshire, Saw the Smoke and gave Lancashire a complete bloody body swerve! So women dancing Cotswold is bound to get then hot under the Hankie!