In order to make the information gathered here accessible, summaries have been created on various topics, which we hope are helpful. The summaries are:

  • List of known Dartmoor stepdancers
  • List of known competitions
  • List of known competition musicians
  • Judges and Judging competitions
  • Other stepdancing around
  • History of the Dartmoor FF wagons
  • Early years of the DFF
  • The Cann Family
  • The Rice Family
  • The Orchard Family, other Gypsy Stepdancers, their tradition and influence



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