Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dancers enjoy performing traditional dances from Britain to live music at local events and festivals, in the summer we dance at pubs with other local groups.
AbC performs both in clogs and shoes. The type of clogs which we wear have wooden soles and leather uppers with laces. Our dances come from all over the British Isles from Shetland to Cornwall via the Isle of Man and Wales. We also create new dances from archive descriptions or we make them up using traditional steps.
Step dances are traditional dances in hard soled shoes with rhythmic step patterns. Dances are for both groups and soloists, and our repertoire also includes music hall dances which are an important part of the clog and step dance heritage. Our costume is based on the working clothes worn in the countryside from the Victorian era until the first World War.
We practice at Park URC, Palmer Park Avenue, Reading at 8.15 pm on Tuesdays. In the summer we often dance with other groups so please check the events page or contact us to check that where are.
We have also danced at Oxford Folk Festival, Reading Bastille Day Celebrations, Chippenham Folk Festival, Reading Waterfest, Stoke Row Steam Fair, Wallingford Bunkfest, and Düsseldorf, Reading's twin town.
Dancing Westmoreland 5 at The Bell at Aldworth, August 2015