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!
The Handmade Music School is currently offering workshops through our Handmade at Home Virtual Workshop Series. Workshops are offered weekly with some of the best musicians, dancers, historians, songwriters and more. Stream live on CrowdCast platform or tune in any time after the event to watch the replay! Follow us on Crowdcast at crowdcast.io/handmademusic.
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Partner Dance Class With Stephanie & Bruce
December 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Floyd Country Store & Handmade Music School are offering dance lessons for folks wanting to learn country two-step. The class focuses on how to connect with a partner and learning to hear the music. We will introduce ways to respond easily and consistently to the music’s rhythms, simple turns, and a few embellishments that will enhance the dance experience! Additionally, we will share useful advice to increase your total dance success and confidence, and…we will have FUN!
The three-week class meets for 45 minute sessions from 6:00-6:45 before the Thursday night Honky-Tonk on December 1st, 8th and 15th at the Floyd Country Store. Music used in the class will feature tunes played by Redd Volkert so the music may be familiar during the Honky Tonk Thursday dance following the class.
Cost is $45 per student for the three week series. This an investment towards more fun, great exercise, and new friends! Both singles and couples are encouraged to join.
The instructors, Stephanie and Bruce, are very experienced country dancers and both have previous experience teaching dance. We look forward to seeing you there!