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Step Dancing
« on: February 19, 2012, 09:53:22 PM »

I know this is a loose connection as regards the music being supplied by a melodeon, but I am looking for instruction in step dancing.  I live in Hampshire and it is an event that appears not to happen locally.  I am therefore seeking instruction, a short video on youtube would suffice.  I have already looked at the current videos but unfortunately they do not break the dance down sufficiently or show the type of footwear.  Thanks to  :Manyone who can help.
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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 10:12:09 PM »

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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 10:14:27 PM »

What kind of stepdancing you looking for?

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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 10:24:12 PM »

There is an excellent connection between step dancing and melodeons - just look at the origins of the Dartmoor Festival and Bob Cann's playing!  

There are, of course, many local varieties of step dancing so perhaps you could be a little more specific as to what style interests you?  There is a team of dancers in Reading (Berks) which is quite genteel, perhaps more allied to the usual interpretation of Playford dances.  Is it something more robust you're looking for, team effort or solo?

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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 08:52:30 PM »

I am looking for step dancing as done in Suffolk and/or Devon
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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 09:34:04 PM »

Not an expert but - is that single dancer, step clog? Don't know anyone locally, but you could do a lot worse than go to the Dartmoor folk festival. I know it's not until August...
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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 08:32:26 AM »

There is definatly a vid on youtube of someone showing bob canns basic steps but i cant post it on my phone - if you search for bob cann stepdance  on youtube it should pop up , also search for jason rice stepdancing hope this helps tommy
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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 09:08:22 AM »

I am looking for step dancing as done in Suffolk and/or Devon
Well there's stepdance day. And there's usually stepdancing at traditional music day.

BTW. here is a little playlist I've put together of some stepdancing
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL359FFA3467212FE0

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Re: Step Dancing
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Re: Step Dancing
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 04:44:42 PM »

I'd suggest a quick wiz down the A(M)27 to Brighton for the monthly falmer step dance session. loads of good dancers and musicians.

http://kerryfletcher.co.uk/gigs.html

for details

phil


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