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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.