It has always been the aim of the Instep Research Team (IRT) to make available the step and clog dance material which members have collected to the widest possible audience.

Commencing in 1980 the IRT published a magazine, INSTEP, and a series of booklets under the Newcastle Series imprint.

In 2013 the team took the decision to make available free on the web not only all their published material but also all their notes, recordings and videos as a resource for traditional dancers to utilise.

In 2016 we were asked to make this site to home for Tom and Joan Flett’s Dance Archive of original dance research notes, literature and newspaper search and correspondence.

Our aim is to maximise the availability and thus use of this material. However running a webpage and continuing to undertake research can be expensive and we would invite you to make a suitable donation via the button on the right.

All material on this site is available for others to use under a CC BY-NC-SA licence.  Details of this licence are available from the Creative Commons website here. Essentially this license allows you to remix, adapt, and build upon the IRT’s work non-commercially, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the identical terms.

If, inadvertently, we have included material owned by others without their permission, please contact us.

Our privacy policy setting out the way in which we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation is available here.