Photo gallery: Step dancing tradition on show at Cromer library
17:18 27 January 2014
Archant Norfolk 2014
Library users in a north Norfolk town were treated to musical seaside tradition by a member of a long-standing fishing family.
Fiona Davies, daughter of former Cromer lifeboat coxswain Richard Davies, performed step dancing at Cromer library today during a talk about the art.
Her father, who died in 2010, and grandfather were keen step dancers and the skill has now passed down to her son and daughter, 20 and 17.
Ms Davies, 44, an artist from Lower Common, East Runton, said: “It is quite elating to dance. It is a happy dance. The music goes into your ears and out of your feet. You use your feet as a drum.”
She added that there were no specific steps and dancers had the chance to “freestyle” to the beat. Ms Davies, who performs in her father’s size-10 dancing shoes, learnt the skill of her grandfather and her father taught the dance to her children.
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