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Steps From The Heart dance workshop

Steps From The Heart dance workshop

Steps From The Heart - step dance workshop

Acclaimed step dancers April Verch & Simon Harmer present a special new project with online presentation & workshop, unmissable for any step dance enthusiast, teacher or student! Steps From the Heart combines research, new choreography and performance, culminating on January 8 & 9, 2022 with a Zoom presentation, performance and workshop. Tickets on a name your price basis! For more info and to book your place visit

April Verch (Canada) is an award-winning musician who has been fiddling since the age of six and dancing since she was just three! April has recorded fourteen solo albums and toured worldwide for over 20 years, and the rich musical and dancing heritage of the Ottawa Valley region is at the heart of her work.
Simon Harmer (UK) has been learning, teaching and performing step dance styles for over 30 years, including English clog, Appalachian clogging and Canadian steps from Quebec, Ontario and Cape Breton Island.

The Steps From The Heart project is based on the legacy of two of April and Simon’s greatest step dance influences, Donnie Gilchrist of Canada and Alex Woodcock of England. Their legacies are at the core of this fascinating project, further shaped by April and Simon’s painstaking research, outstanding artistry and passion for their subject.

The new dance piece will be premiered as part of a Zoom presentation and discussion, with April and Simon in conversation with fellow step dancers and educators Toby Bennett (UK) and Sherry Johnson (Canada). April and Simon will then teach key elements of the new steps in the following day’s workshop. Steps From The Heart is sure to be of interest to every step dance enthusiast, teacher and scholar!

Saturday, January 8, 2022 - Presentation and performance premier (75-90 mins approx)
Sunday, January 9, 2022 - Workshop (60-75 mins approx)

Live on Zoom, start time 11am EST/4pm UK time.
Tickets are on a “name your price” basis.
For more info and to book your place visit

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien

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