The Handmade Music School offers unique learning experiences in music, history, and dance with master teachers. Events offer high quality instruction and performances from local and global master artists and are focused on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the musical traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Events are held online, at The Floyd Country Store, and at local venues in Floyd, Virginia. Register today for a workshop, class, lecture, performance, or a multi-day camp!
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Flatfoot Dancing with Gina Dilg
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Handmade Music School presents a flatfoot dance workshop with Gina Dilg on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 5:00-6:00pm, prior to the Old Time Dance with Nobody’s Business at the Floyd Country Store. Cost is $15.
Following a brief history of Appalachian percussive dance traditions and a demonstration, we’ll dive into the basics of flatfooting and clogging steps to get you out on the dance floor and try some fun variations on those steps.
Come ready to dance in either leather bottoms or smooth-soled shoes and stay for the Old-Time Dance to practice your new moves!
About Gina Dilg
Gina has been steeped in the traditions of the music from the Southwest to the southern Appalachians since she was a young child. 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 flatfoot dancing at classes and workshops at The Handmade Music School and with the Junior Appalachian Musician program as well.