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Aldbrickham  Clog  & Step Dancers

Traditional dancers from Reading

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Düsseldorf grashüpper  2007

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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.  We have also danced in Düsseldorf  and in Belgium.

We were formed in 2001, our name comes from Thomas Hardy’s name for Reading which is where we are based.

AbC performs both in clogs and shoes. In case you are wondering, the type of clogs which were worn in Britain 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 until about 1914.



We practice at Park URC Palmer Park Avenue,   at  8.15 pm on Tuesdays.  In the summer we often dance with other groups so please check the events page or phone or email to check that we will be there.

Other appearances include Oxford Folk Festival, Chippenham Folk Festival,  Reading Waterfest, Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Mapledurham House,  Stoke Row Steam Fair, Wallingford Bunkfest, and Düsseldorf, Reading's twin town.

Thank you to Andrew Godfrey,  Mark Iliff  and John Turner for the use of their photos

Waterfest 2012

Reading Waterfest 2013, a view from the stage

Reading Waterfest 2012

clog close up Mike

Stoke Row Steam Fair 2012

Stoke Row 2012

Stoke Row Steam Fair 2012

bonnets

The Sheet Dance, in Broad Street Reading.  10 August 2013

site updated  11 March  2014

With the Mayor and the Grasshoppers

We welcome dancers and musicians

We are a friendly group, if you would like to have a go

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Oxford,Spring 2013 Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum, April 2013

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford April 2013

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Dancing as the sun goes down outside

The Jolly Farmer , Hurst

Stoke Row Steam Fair 2013

Sale! All remaining stock of Reading Cloggies Festival videos for p&p costs only

Happy Birthday

Mike