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The Handmade Music School presents Flatfooting from Scratch with Becky Hill on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:00 EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is $1 to $100 (suggested donation of $15).

Learn the Appalachian percussive dance basics to invigorate you to get you up on the dance floor at the Floyd Country store, a square dance or in your kitchen. We will spend an afternoon together working on the clogging fundamentals and Robert Dotson’s Tennessee Walking Step. No prior experience necessary. Come ready to dance in either leather bottoms or smooth soled shoes, and have a spot cleared out in your house that you can move in. I encourage dancing on sprung floors, like a nice hard wood floor, just no cement please.

Becky Hill is an accomplished and sought after percussive dancer, Appalachian square dance caller, and choreographer. Becky has worked with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Rhythm in Shoes, Good Foot Dance Company and studied with an array of percussive dance luminaries. She performs regularly with the T-Mart Rounders, directed her first full-length music and dance work inspired by Appalachian traditions, Shift in 2017 and in Fall 2018 she was selected as a fellow for OneBeat, a U.S. State Department Cultural Diplomacy Program. She is currently seeking her MFA in Dance at University of Maryland College Park. As an avid organizer and teacher, Becky’s work is deeply rooted in the connections between music and community. She believes there is always more to learn and is dedicated to creating innovative choreography rooted in percussive and vernacular dance. Learn more at www.rebeccahill.org.


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