Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 November 2019
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have a rich history of step dancing of many forms and in many contexts some of which are relatively well known and others largely lost. It is a history which goes back many centuries and links with traditions in other parts of the world. The aim of the conference is to further our knowledge and understanding, and to stimulate debate. The conference will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and all who are interested in the diversity of stepping in dance.
We’ll be presenting a mixture of papers, demonstrations, workshops, round table discussions and posters. Topics include:
English and Welsh clog dancing
Scottish step dancing
Step dancing in Cape Breton, Ontario and Australia
Southern English step dancing
Irish dance competitions in America
Stepping in social dance past and present
Tickets include lunch and refreshments.
Anne Daye (HDS), Peter Barnard (HDS), Katy Spicer (EFDSS), Laura Smyth (EFDSS), Toby Bennett (Instep), Prof. Theresa Buckland (Roehampton), Michael Heaney