Biography

Toby Bennett is a dancer and dance teacher specialising in traditional step dance, particularly the rich traditions of English step clog. His dancing combines energy, attack and speed with lightness and fluidity – he has performed and taught widely including Europe, Egypt and the USA.

Toby works closely with traditional musicians (such as fiddle players Carolyn Francis and Scott Hartley) focussing on tight music-dance integration and spontaneity in performance. He also performs with the new four piece band Stepling exploring English traditions of music and step dance.

Starting as a folk dancer (and winner of two clog dance championships) Toby went on to train in other forms of dance including contemporary dance and ballet before becoming a professional dancer and later a dance educator. Returning to his folk dance roots he draws on this rich experience in his performance and teaching of English step dance.

Website: www.tobybennett.net
Facebook: Facebook.com/TobyBennettClog
Twitter: Twitter.com/TobyClog

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Photo credit: Hugo Lane

Toby Bennett, April 2013 - 01 - Photo: Hugo Lane

Toby Bennett, April 2013 - 04 - Photo: Hugo Lane

Toby Bennett, April 2013 - 05 - Photo: Hugo Lane

Toby Bennett, April 2013 - 02 - Photo: Hugo Lane

Toby Bennett, April 2013 - 06 - Photo: Hugo Lane