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Clog Stepping for Intermediate (part 1) – Melanie Barber

This page contains brief details about the video recording; the video (embedded in the page); an abstract for the talk; links to additional resources;  speaker biography and a summary.

Video recording of talk

Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Clog Stepping for Intermediate (part 1)” by Melanie Barber held on Zoom on 7 March 2021. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 24 minutes.



Melanie Barber teaches the Whitby Toesday Waltz for Intermediates, comprising ten steps, which she wrote for the Whitby Folk Week Community Facebook Group in 2016.  As it’s an intermediate workshop, participants should have a good basic knowledge of clog techniques such as shuffles, swanees and crunches.

A series of two 1.5 hour teaching sessions (over Zoom) to build to the performance of a clog stepping routine.

The dates this workshop was given are:

  • Sunday 7th March (week 1) (this video)
  • Sunday 14th March (week 2) 

Additional resources

Links to related resources:

Speaker biography

Melanie Barber started clog dancing in 1979, learning from Sam Sherry and Pat Tracey, and collecting steps from Bill Gibbons and Bert Bowden, and has been teaching clog since the early 80’s.  She was a founder Lancashire Wallopers, then a member of Camden Clog, and now dances with Strictly Clog.

Mike Adamson learnt to play the melodeon in 2006 for Hammersmith Morris, and started playing for clog and North West Morris in 2007. Melanie & Mike formed Three’s a Crowd in 2014 having started to do solo bookings.


  • Title: Clog Stepping for Intermediate (part 1)
  • Speaker: Melanie Barber
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: dance
  • Date of talk: 7 March 2021
  • Date page published: 15 May 2023

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