Stepdance

Different styles, history, what shoes to wear, size of boards, 'how to' videos & dance notation 

Music

Music for stepdancing, videos, slow versions, musical notation, and background to the tunes.

Archive

Our online collection of photographs, articles, stories and recordings.

For Teachers

Stepdance and the curriculum, available workshops, downloadable resources, list of teachers etc

Related Traditions

Broom dance, jig dolls and more

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OCTOBER 2017

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Dartmoor Stepdancing

Stepdancing is a form of dancing that taps out rhythms with the feet, and is one of many old traditions on Dartmoor. This kind of dancing, which at one time existed all over England, with regional and local variations, is one of the roots of modern tap dancing. 

This website is about the music, the steps, the people and the history and would love to hear your memories and recollections. It was created by the TAKING STEPS Project in 2017

ABOUT STEPDANCING

ABOUT TAKING STEPS

Notes from a discussion about how to take this work forward after the project ends are to be found in the document below.

STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE (doc)

STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE (pdf)

Taking Steps, Ashburton

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/jnTQavGTIp8?a Taking Steps Finale at Chagford 2017

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I added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/5uTKeVGXS6Y?a Taking Steps: Dartmoor Stepdancing Evening with Gadarene at Ashburton

Funded By: TASC, Dartmoor Folk Music, Heritage Lottery Fund
Information on this website was compiled by the Taking Steps Project carried out by TASC in partnership with Dartmoor Folk Festival. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional contributions from The Dartmoor Trust and Sarah Croft, in memory of Doug Adams