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Stepping On: A Conference on Stepping in Dance across the British Isles and Beyond

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16 - 17 November 2019

Cecil Sharp House, London, UK

Call for papers

We are now accepting proposals to present at this conference.

Proposals should be sent by email to steppingconference@efdss.org, to be received by Friday 15 April 2019 at the latest.

Please include:

The conference committee will select contributions for inclusion and we hope to notify applicants by the end of May 2019.

If you wish to discuss ideas for conference proposals please contact Toby Bennett via SteppingConference@efdss.org.

About the conference

The British Isles have a rich history of step dancing in many forms and in many forms and contexts, spanning centuries and linking with traditions across the world. Some of these dances and their histories are relatively well-known, others largely lost. The aim of the conference is to further our knowledge and understanding in these traditions and to stimulate debate. The conference will be of interest to practitioners, researchers and all who are interested in the diversity of traditional dance in the British Isles.

We are inviting submissions of papers, demonstrations, workshops, round table discussions and posters. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

More information will be available from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website

For further information or to discuss ideas please contact Toby Bennett via steppingconference@efdss.org.

Submissions by 31st March 2019 to steppingconference@efdss.org. Please include a short description of your proposed contribution/abstract of your paper (guide 150 to 500 words) and a short biography. A panel will evaluate the proposals and we hope to notify applicants by the end of May.

"Stepping On" is organised jointly by EFDSS, Historical Dance Society, Instep Research Team, and The University of Roehampton.

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