What Dreamers Do

All Join Hands: Growing Up Dancing in Appalachia

February 03, 2022 Carla Gover Season 1 Episode 13
What Dreamers Do
All Join Hands: Growing Up Dancing in Appalachia
Show Notes

So many dances in my childhood began with the caller shouting, "All join hands and circle to the left...!"
The community of loving hearts and lively music that I grew up in anchored my love of the art forms, and I enjoyed sharing with you some of the elements of how I became an improvisatory flatfooter and clogger who makes music with my feet!

A few things I talk about include: how most of our "square dances" in Eastern Kentucky are done in circles, how I learned old-timey and more contemporary styles, and how I went from learning steps and choreography from other people to learning how to put the steps together to "dance the fiddle tune."

You'll also hear a little tune from Marion Sumner, who along with banjoist Lee Sexton, provided an important part of the soundtrack to my early dancing life.

And finally, I'll talk a bit more about what inspired me to create the Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy!

Marion Sumner plays Sally Goodin
Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy

Post-Roll with information about the Appalachian Flatfooting & Clogging Academy

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