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Published on Dec 13, 2017
The 2017 Taking Steps Project was focussed on the rich step-dancing traditions of Dartmoor. As well as researching the history of the dancing it had an intensive programme of education and workshops in schools and community groups. This is a video of the final outreach event of the project which brought together many traditional performers in a wonderful afternoon performance. Please visit our website for more information www.dartmoorstepdance.org.uk
Contents: • Dartmoor Overture from Jason Rice, Mark Bazeley and Thomas White • Presentation from Ed Rennie and Jenny Read from Spinningpath Arts who delivered the Education and Outreach part of the project • Broomdance from Edward Selwood the Dartmoor Folk Festival 2017 Broomdance Champion • Mark Bazeley dancing the (antique) Sailor Jan jig doll and Wonson jig doll • Tom Orchard demonstrating local Romany Gypsy style stepdancing, with Ashley Orchard playing the music • Stepdance Special: Jason Rice, Bill Murray, Christabel White, Mark Bazeley, Lisa Sture, Jenny Read, Edward Selwood, Jacob Rennie – ages from 9 to 67!
Thanks again to Thomas White for playing, and Bill Murray who sang, Marlene Lethbridge who greeted everyone, Chagford WI for outstanding refreshments, and Chagfarm for their support.
Please visit our website for more information www.dartmoorstepdance.org.uk