The Handmade Music School: Online Sessions presents Appalachian Dance World with Martha Spencer on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00pm. The workshop will be presented online via Crowdcast. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).
A look into the history, stories, and styles of flatfoot dancers in the Appalachian Mountains. Demonstration and talk led by Martha Spencer and Jeremy Drummond and featuring interviews from various dancers.
Martha Spencer is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She grew up in the musical Spencer family and learned to play several instruments (guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass, dulcimer, mandolin) and flatfoot/clog at a young age. She performs and has recorded with various groups and has been involved with several roots music projects. She has played shows, festivals and led workshops across the US, Australia, UK, and Europe. Martha just released a solo album and been included in articles in Rolling Stone Country, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Americana Highways, PopMatters and more.
Check out Martha Spencer’s Flatfoot Dancing for Beginners DVD available at County Sales.