Brown Bag Book Talk: Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Capital Gallery Building
600 Maryland Avenue SW
National Museum of American History
Coulter Performance Plaza and S.C. Johnson Conference Center
14th St and Constitution Ave, NW
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.
Asheville, North Carolina
$5 for General Public
WNCHA Members Free
Old Time Square Dance at the Great Hall
3320 Chicken Bridge Rd.
Pittsboro, NC, 27312
Calling by Phil Jamison
Music by The Chicken Bridge Broilers: Steve Kruger, Trevor McKenzie, Ben Riesser, Aaron Ratcliffe, and Katy Shoemaker
All Are Welcome, No experience required
Suggested donation of $5-$10
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.
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
RSVP by email http://www.ohiocountylibrary.org/contact/email-ocpl/103
or call 304-232-0244
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