Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics


After many years of research, writing, and editing, I’m pleased to announce that my book, "Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance” (University of Illinois Press), is finally out! This book explores the origins of the square dances, step dances (buckdance, flatfooting, and clogging), team clogging, and other various forms that are part of the Appalachian dance tradition. The official book release will be held at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, NC on Friday, July 17 at 7:00 PM.