Britain and Ireland have a rich history of step dancing in many forms and contexts, spanning centuries and linking with traditions across the world. Some of these dances and their histories are relatively well known, others largely lost. This conference aims to further knowledge and understanding in these traditions and to stimulate debate. The conference will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and all who are interested in the diversity of traditional dance.Enjoy two full days of presentations, posters, discussion, insight and exploration into step dancing, with topics set to include:
• Step dancing in Cape Breton, Ontario and Australia
• English and Welsh clog dancing
• Scottish step dancing
• Southern English step dancing
• Irish dance competitions in America
• Cotswold Morris dance stepping innovations
• Sailor’s hornpipe reconstruction
• Stepping in social dance past and present.
Conference ticket includes lunch and refreshments.
In addition there will be a Step Ceilidh Party, with live band, including step dancing performances and more. Delegates £7 | Non-Conference Delegates £10.