Jean Smith

Jean started clog dancing in September 1988 when she joined Newcastle Cloggies which opened up a world of folk festivals at home and abroad. She was a member of the Instep Research Team and the Instep Dance team for a number of years before forming Twostep, a dancing partnership with Ian Craigs. This led to the development of their own duet routines creating new steps and and adapting steps borrowed from established clog traditions. Jean retired from formal performance following Whitby 2022 but still enjoys teaching and dancing in more informal settings.