Chris Metherell went up to Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th May to meet up with the trustees from the Historic Dance Society, the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, and others to discuss a project to film the Scottish dances described by Tom
Researching and developing clog and step dance Insteprt.co.uk Registered Charity Number 1178704 Treasurer’s Report 2020 The financial statement is presented in two parts; December 2019 – September 2020 and November 2020 – December 2020. This is due to our decision
This last year proved to be a year like no other, and because of the restrictions on movements and activities imposed to control the spread of Covid 19, as a group we have not been able to achieve all of our
Another year, another AGM? Well…inevitably on Zoom this time! While we all missed getting together, dancing and playing music, it was as good as we could do in thecircumstances. We could welcome member Heather Clarke from Australia to join in,
Sherry Johnson is a step dancer, fiddler, choreographer, educator and researcher. Shestarted step dancing at the age of six, and her five siblings soon followed. They grew upattending fiddle and step dancing contests in Ontario, winning the Canadian Open GroupStep
Newly uploaded films and notations for the late great Sammy Bell, clog dancer from Linton, Northumberland, showing all his steps. most in long shot and closeup.
Paula Earwicker filmed clog and step dances in the 1980s on an 8mm camera. I managed to trace her and get permission to use the films of which I have good copies. I’ve uploaded the first 13 clips featuring such
AKA the Reading Cloggies. Formed in the mid 1960s the group performed regularly until the early 2000s. Known for their attention to detail each of their dances was carefully researched. Individual members also became researcher in their own right and
Superb interview with IRT member Lisa Sture describing her research into Devon stepping is published in the latest edition of Living Tradition. Access it here.
Annual Review, InstepRT 2019. This last year has been a very productive and busy one for Instep as a group and for individual members within the group. We have raised our profile considerably and have strengthened our membership with the
On Friday 10th January, many of the Instep members were checking their sat-navs and train timetables, and a satellite view would have shown them gradually coalescing on a small village in the Peak District. We were staying in the old