Fidget Feet Aerial Dance were formed by Irish husband and wife team, Chantal McCormack & Jym Daly. Chantal trained at Dance City, before learning circus and aerial skills with Scarabeus in London. They returned to the North East and working closely with Customs House, South Shields. Fidget Feet developed their first aerial dance show and helped develop local aerial skills with professional workshops. Chantal with her core aerialists Emma Insley and Jennifer Patterson performed at the opening of The Sage Gateshead, 2005.
Fidget Feet have performed works in the outdoors including at SIRF and The Alnwick Gardens. They ran an Aerial Dance Convention in Dance City in c.2007, before settling in Ireland. Fidget Feet retain links with the North East through a European partnership with Let’s Circus and Circus Central (2012-14). In 2008 Emma Insley age 30 died while rehearsing on a crane with Fidget Feet in Ireland. Verdict was accidental death. Her death was a great loss felt my many aerialists in the North East.