Fancy footwork

Reviewing the English clog and step dance revival

Authored by: Alexandra Fisher

The Routledge Companion to English Folk Performance

Print publication date:  July  2021
Online publication date:  July  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367279929
eBook ISBN: 9780429299063
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The English step dance revival began in the 1950s and is now a well-established folk performance art involving both clog and hard-shoe step dance traditions. This chapter highlights the wealth of clog and step dance material known today and identifies key events which initiated the revival, and particular individuals whose research has laid the foundation for much of the collection, recording and transmission of this material.

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