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
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
We’ve just finished uploading the main batch of video clips of the performers’ and workshop showcases from the Reading Clog Festivals from 1993 to 2002. Access via https://insteprt.co.uk/reading-day-of-dance/ Now to start work on the earlier videos! This included the 250th
Looking forward to a weekend in Derbyshire with lots of our Instep colleagues…lots of dancers and fun. Watch this space!
Please check out IRT member Heather Clarke’s excellent presentation given at the Stepping On conference in London 16-17 November 2019.