Traditional English Clog Step Dancing.
Stony Steppers, based in Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire, first formed in 1997 and has now developed into a strong, enthusiastic dance side. Step clog dancing involves fast and intricate percussive steps, wearing clogs with wooden soles and leather uppers. This traditional form of dancing dates back many years, and was particularly popular in the 19th century in the industrialised North of England and the Music Halls and Variety Theatres.
We dance traditional step clog in a variety of styles, mostly from the north of the British Isles, including steps from Lancashire, Durham, Lakeland and East Fife. Some of the dance steps even originate from America.
We regularly dance at festivals, ceilidhs, pubs and local events. Our latest production is the Stony Steppers Roadshow 'One Step Beyond', a whirlwind tour of percussive dance traditions linked with the social history of the British Isles ... and beyond!
Stony Steppers representing England at Sarvar International Folk Dance Festival, Hungary, August 2009
Stony Steppers Dancing at Holmfirth May 2010