Step Dance (Advanced)
Melody Cameron is an accomplished Cape Breton style step dancer and fiddler with over 40 years of dance experience. From a young age, she performed and taught with her sister Kelly at venues throughout Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Western Newfoundland as well as appearing in numerous Canadian television programmes and documentaries.
Melody and her husband Derrick have been very active in Cape Breton’s traditional music and dance scene. They perform music together for dances, pubs, concerts and festivals throughout Cape Breton Island, Ontario and the New England States and have taught workshops and performed at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2010 and at the Barga School of Scots Music, Song and Dance in Italy in 2016 and 2017. Melody and Derrick served as a board members of Comunn Féis Mhàbu from 2004 to 2016. This Mabou based organization worked to support both children and adults in their pursuits to learn more about Cape Breton’s Gaelic culture through various programs and events. Melody and Derrick are currently board members of West Mabou Development Association. This non-profit association hosts one of Cape Breton’s longest running square dances, The West Mabou Family Dance, which features some of Cape Breton’s finest traditional musicians and has been offering weekly square dances for all ages since 1988.