2:00pm 2:00pm

WNC Historical Association

Dance in Southern Appalachia

This presentation, which will include a demonstration of traditional flatfoot dancing, will explore the traditional square dances and step dances of Appalachia, tracing their development from earlier European, African American, and Native American dance forms to the present day.

Reuter Center
Asheville, North Carolina

$5 for General Public
WNCHA Members Free

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to Oct 16

Alabama Folk School, Nauvoo, AL

Join me for a Flatfoot Dancing class at the Alabama Folk School in Nauvoo, AL. In this class, students will become familiar with the basic movements that are shared by traditional dancers, and they will be encouraged to develop their own personal style. Participants will also have the opportunity to try calling out the dance figures, and callers will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire and receive feedback to improve their calling skills.

As part of the class, we will also explore the Southern square dance tradition, and we will dance a variety of Southern squares and big circle sets as danced at local dance venues in eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, West Virginia, and western North Carolina. This class is for dancers of all levels; no prior experience is required. Wear smooth, hard-soled shoes (preferably leather) and no taps please.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

People's University: Appalachian Music & Folklore, Dance

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
7:00 - 8:30 pm - talk/presentation

Ohio County Public Library
52 16th Street
Wheeling, WV

RSVP by email
or call 304-232-0244

The People’s University is a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts, featuring courses taught by experts in each subject that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. There are no grades and patrons are welcome to attend all or only some programs.

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