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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