Intermediate Flatfoot Dance with Becky Hill

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The Handmade Music School presents Flatfoot Dance 102 with Becky Hill on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:30pm 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).

This intermediate workshop is a follow-up to Flatfooting From Scratch. We will spend an afternoon together immersed in learning a few steps from some of my favorite Appalachian percussive dancers including Thomas Maupin, Eileen Carson and several others. We will also spend some time working on improvisation and creating our own steps inspired by the masters. 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. Bring your questions and we’ll try our very best to have a little dance party.

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.

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