What is Step Dancing?
Step dancing is a percussive form of dance, danced alone, with footwork close to the floor. It is danced by people of all ages - I know step dancers who are over 80 - dancing keeps you young!
Old Style Step dancing is the precursor to competitive Irish dancing and Riverdance.
Check my dance/video page to see what it is all about all about.
What to wear?
Dancers are asked to wear some hard soled shoes, sneakers are not advisable, nor shoes with a wedge heel - clear your dance space of trip hazards, so that you are ready to have fun with dance!
Drop me a line here if you would like information on my next online course, or live classes and workshops.
Info on levels
Level 1 - complete beginner, together, we will explore an easy routine – taking a little time each week to demonstrate other dance types: eg reel, jig, slip jig, hornpipe etc.
Level 2 - for those with some experience, this could be 2 or 3 terms of my beginner class, or other percussive dance forms.
Level 3 - for those who have been dancing a while and are ready to start memorising longer and more complicated routines.
Level 4 - for those with a good background in Irish step dancing or other forms of percussive dance, where many movements will already be known, or easily picked up and we will work on building repertoire.
There are a number of home study courses available in the shop.
Teaching online since May 2020 – join me and my growing community of dancers from all around the world.
From Julia Bannister of Canada:
"Thanks so much. I cannot express how much I appreciate your teaching style. It is organized; excellent pacing; clear; concise; consistent; beautifully responsive to the music. Thank you from across the miles, the top, bottom and middle of my ❤️ - Julia"
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Annette is an accomplished dancer and multi-instrumentalist.
Blogs to date:
-Xmas party 2022!
-Party time 0622!
-Irish News Article
-Warning re Dance!
-The Dan Furey Group
-Party time 0721
-Old Style Steps Abroad
-Thanks to my Funders!
-Old Style Step?
-Dancing vrs Ageing