Dartmoor Step Dance & Broom Dance

For Dartmoor Step Dance tutorials and tunes

For Dartmoor Broom Dance tutorials and tunes

Dartmoor Step Dance

The step dance competition is one of the main traditions associated with the festival. Dancers step on a 15 inch square board showing their different steps to try and outstep the previous dancer until a final champion is decided upon. The thing that is so unique about this type of stepdance is that anyone can take part. We run a workshop in the morning that teaches people the basic steps and the order they need to be danced in, so by the end of the hour most people are able to enter the competition if they wish. We have a junior and senior championship , so adults you don't have to worry about being outstepped by your children.  It is recommended that you wear a shoe with a hard sole if you want to enter the competition, as this will make a louder and clearer sound on the board.

Advanced Dartmoor Step Dance

If you enjoyed the Saturday morning workshop and would like to climb to the next step of the ladder then come along and join our stepdance tutors.  They will be teaching a variety of steps from Les Rice and Bob Cann plus a few of their own specialities.  It doesn't matter if you didn't attend Saturdays workshop although being comfortable with the basics maybe to your advantage.

Dartmoor Broom Dance

As the title suggests this is dancing with a broom, or rather over a broom.  If you would like to learn how to do this why not go to the workshop which is for adults and children, although the competition is for primary school aged children only.  Another tradition to Dartmoor, this dance is lots of fun for you all to try.