west stephanieStephanie West is a clog and sword dancer from the north of Sheffield, home to the famous Grenoside Sword Dancers and the Sheffield Carol tradition. Growing up in a folkie family, Steph first started dancing as a child in junior Cotswold team Morris Minors, before discovering rapper dancing at age 15. After starting out with Triskele Sword in Sheffield, Steph went on to found the two-time DERT winning team Star and Shadow in Newcastle. Along with Star and Shadow, Steph also performs with Four Corner Sword, a peripatetic, mixed team that specializes in traditional dances. Steph has also been dancing English clog, predominantly in the Lancashire style, for over 10 years and has danced with a wide range of teams as well as performing solo. Having recently moved to Lancashire, Steph is focusing on developing her clog dance repertoire and is currently both performing and teaching with the Oakenhoof Voluntary Folk Arts group in her home village of Littleborough.

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