The Reading Step and Traditional Dance Group held day of clog and music workshops in 1979. In 1980 this was
renamed as the Clog and Step Dance Festival
The 15th Clog and Step Dance Festival, on 23rd October 1993, was held at Altwood School, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
The workshops were followed in the afternoon by a performer’s show and later by a workshop showcase. The main guests for the day were Pat Tracey, Alex Woodcock with Kay Nightingale, Mick Mulkerrin, Melanie Barber, Ross Allen and Jynette Eldon and Sue Jenkinson. The balance of the workshops were taken by members of the RSTDG.
The final event of the day was a lecture by Joan Flett.
In addition to the film clips listed below a copy of the programme is available.
Workshops were as follows, click on film icon to view a clip of the relevant section of the workshop showcase:
Alex Woodcock’s clog hornpipe taught by Alex Woodcock
Lakeland Clog beginners taught by John Walford
Lancashire Waltz taught by Pat Tracey
Flowers of Edinburgh, Scottish Step Dance taught by Colin Robertson
Sean Nos steeping taught by Mick Mulkerin
Northumberland and Durham Clog Hornpipe taught by Geoff Hughes
William Adamson’s Clog Hornippe taught by Leslie Gowers
Northern Clog Waltz taught by Lynette Eldon and Sue Jenkinson
Marion Cowper’s Pedestal Clog Hornpipe taught by Ian Dunmur
Single Time Irish Step Dance taught by Chris Brady
Bert Bowden’s Schottische taught by Melanie Barber
Appalachian Freestyle flat footing taught by Ross Allen
The Performer’s Show featured the following items. Again, click on the film icon to view the clip.
Appalachian flatfooting performed by Ross Allen
Clog Waltz performed by Greenwood Clog
The Priest in His Boots and Jackie’s Broom Dance performed by Cloverleaf Clog
Jackie’s Broom Dance performed by Cloverleaf Clog
Sam Sherry’s Polka Steps performed by Melanie Barber
Welsh clog steps performed by Cobblers Awl
Jig Doll Duet performed by Val Knight
Dartmoor Stepping performed by Rachel Hitchcock
Clog Waltz for Six performed by Green Ginger
Sixteen Step Lakeland Exhibition Hornpipe performed by Deborah Kermode
Alex Woodcock and Kay Nightingale
The Richmond performed by Madelaine Inglehearn and the National Early Dance Group
The New Female Saylor performed by Madelaine Inglehearn and the National Early Dance Group
Pat Tracey’s Sailor’s Hornpipe performed by Camden Clog
Pat Tracey’s Lancashire Irish Routine performed by Camden Clog
Old Lancashire Toe and Heel Routine performed by Pat Tracey
Ermintrude’s Waltz performed by the Tankerton Steppers
Sean nos stepping performed by Mick Mulkerrin