Greenwood Step Clog Dancers
2020

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The Greenwood Step Clog Dancers are based in Nottingham in the UK, and were formed in 1974 by Sue Grimes. We danced for the opening of the Broadmarsh Centre. At that time her husband was our musician. We were formed as an off shoot of NTMC (Nottingham Traditional Music Club 1967 - 1989), and consisted of the wives / morris widows of Dolphin Morris, Sullivans Sword, Old Oss Mummers and a rapper side. EFDSS connected Griff Jones put us in touch with Mandy for the basic Lancashire steps.

We dance step clog, mostly from northern England, Scotland, and Wales, and choreograph all dances to suit our members and create a varied spectacle.

Step-clog dancing involves fast and intricate steps, performed wearing clogs with wooden soles (ideally made of ash wood) and leather uppers. The best surface to dance on is a smooth resonant surface such as slate or hard wood.

Wooden soled shoes were once common in industrial areas, particularly in northern England, south Scotland and south Wales. Step-clog dancing has been performed in these areas since the middle of the 19th century, sometimes in competition, sometimes as Music Hall entertainment.

We dance at dawn every year on the 1st of May, about 5.15a.m., usually at Nottingham Castle.We share this event with the Foresters Morris Men, and all join for breakfast afterwards.

We often dance out with the Foresters Morris Men, since we have several family members in common.

Some of our members are involved in Freds Folks Ceilidh Band.

Greenwood bookings for 2021 season all at 8pm unless otherwise stated.

  • Monday 7th June 8pm The Plough, Hickling
  • Monday 21st June 8pm Air Hostess, Tollerton
  • Monday 12th July Old Green dragon, Oxton
  • Monday 19th July Spanish Bar, Ilkeston
  • Monday 26th July Commercial Inn, Beeston
  • Monday 2nd August Spanish Bar, Ilkeston
  • Monday 16th August Trip to Jerusalem
  • Monday 23rd Auhust Woodlark Inn, Lambley
  • Monday 30th August Sandiacre Lock afternoon

2020 season

Sunday 12th January: Southwell, Admiral Rodney 12:15 and Final Whistle 2:30

2019

Monday 22 April
Malt Shovel, Shardlow, 11:30am

Wednesday 1st May
Robin Hood Statue, 5:20am
Then breakfast at Joy's

Saturday 4th May
Nuthall Methodist Church - Baking and Mindfulness

Monday 13th May with Foresters
Canal House, Nottingham NG1 7EH 8pm

Monday 20th May with Foresters
Beeston Marina NG9 1NA 8pm;l The Crown, Beeston NG9 1FY 9pm

Sunday 26th May
Cleethorpes Festival 11am - 4pm

Monday 3rd June with Foresters
White Lion, Rempstone LE12 6RH 8pm

Tuesday 4th June
With Ripley Green Garters

Monday 10th June with Foresters
White Lion Kimberley NG16 2PQ 8pm; Dewdrop Inn Ilkeston DE7 5TE 9pm

Monday 1st July with Foresters
Trip to Jerusalem NG1 6AD 8pm

Monday 8th July with Foresters
Woodlark, Church St, Lambley, Nottingham NG4 4QB

Saturday 13th July
Beeston Carnival 12noon in the square

Thursday 18th July with Foresters
Beer Festival at the Plough, Normanton NG12 5NN 8pm

Saturday 20th July
Newark Festival

Monday 22nd July with Foresters
Spanish Bar, Ilkeston DE7 5QJ 8pm

Monday 2nd September
First practice

 

 

Photos from our 2020 shows so far are now on-line here, as well as links to photos of earlier years. Any additional photos are always welcome, email them to Eric!

New: The music page here has been updated with new tiunes.

In addition there are many videos available on YouTube by searching for "Greenwood Clog".

 

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