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Flatfoot Dance Workshop with Gina Dilg

April 13 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

The Handmade Music School presents a flatfoot dance workshop with Gina Dilg on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, prior to the Old Time Dance with the Lovely Mountaineers at the Floyd Country Store. Cost is $15.

Flatfooting Workshop with Gina Dilg
Flatfooting Workshop with Gina Dilg

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Dancing is a great way to participate in the mountain music tradition, and it’s easy and fun to learn! In this 60-minute session, we’ll learn how flatfooting and clogging is tied to Appalachian String Band music and go through the basic steps to get you comfortable on the dance floor. We’ll also go over how to mix these steps up and learn how to pick up moves on the fly, developing your own personal style. In addition to flatfoot basics, we’ll also go over two-step partner dance for slow songs.

Come in comfortable shoes, leather or smooth-soled shoes are best, but anything that doesn’t grip the floor too much works great. Stay for the old time dance with the Lovely Mountaineers at 7:00 pm and try out your new moves!

About Gina Dilg

Gina is a fiddler and dancer who is steeped in the traditions of mountain music from the Southwest to the southern Appalachians. Raised in a family of musicians, she developed an affection for the bright, energetic music of these traditions. Gina has developed a deep appreciation for the dance traditions surrounding the Floyd Country Store and has been sharing her love of Appalachian dance through classes, workshops, and camps.

*This workshop is subject to cancellation up to 24 hours in advance if a minimum number of participants is not reached. Thanks for your understanding.


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