We are very pleased to tell you of the latest projects which we are supporting through our bursary scheme. As you can see they are quite wide-ranging, from research projects to creative performance projects to educational workshops. You can read more about our Bursary scheme here.

An Archive for Pat Tracey

The collection and collation of the biographical details and steps of Pat Tracey, and then notation of her steps in Newcastle Notation, to be published on the Instep website. (Chris Metherell, Alex Fisher & Nickie Dailey, £3,000)

Footwork Live!

The development of a live show using stepdance tunes written by Lewis Wood, and to involve live stepdancing and spoken interludes. The show will be piloted in 2022 through the support from Instep, and aims towards a full tour in 2023. (Lewis Wood, £3,000)

Folklincs: Clog

The Instep bursary will support the teaching of clog step dance to primary-aged children in Lincolnshire, and enable the replacement of old dance boards and the purchase of some new clogs suitable for school children. (Carol Dawson, £3,000)

Stepping and Signing

This Lancashire-based project will develop a piece of dance and music with professional artists that uses step dance as well as sign and percussive music. This will be presented to schools, festivals and stakeholders with the aim of getting them to programme the piece and have it taught to children as a piece of large-scale dance, accessible to both hearing and deaf participants. (Sophie Crawford, £3,000)

InstepRT bursary awards for 2021