The Dance/Cabaret stage is supported in part by the Gadd/Merrill Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.”
SWING DANCE WORKSHOP with ALYSSA ARTER and the QUEBE SISTERS
Dancing for the first time or dancing for years, this lesson is for you! Join Alyssa Arter, of The Victoria Dance Hall, on the dance floor at 10:30am to kick off a spectacular weekend of music and dance. No partner needed! Alyssa’s swing lesson will introduce new folks to the foundations needed for hours and hours of dance adventure. Seasoned dancers will enjoy a dose of creativity to spice up your repertoire. No matter your background, Alyssa will have you smiling, laughing, and dancing your day away with old and new friends alike!
CLOGGING WORKSHOP with PEGGY LEIBY
SATURDAY 11:45AM -12:45PM
Learn Appalachian clogging, percussive dancing to the driving rhythms of live old time music. This country cousin to tap is a great way to have fun while exercising! It’s a uniquely American dance which has Celtic, African and Cherokee roots that go way back in Southern Appalachia. Suitable for teens & adults. Three good reasons to clog: you become the rhythm section on the dance floor, it’s great exercise, and you can’t help but smile while dancing! Footwear: Hard soled shoes that slide or low-heeled tap shoes are recommended.
COMMUNITY BARN DANCE with KORETZKY, GEHRET & CAMPBELL and calling by KARL SENSEMAN & TERRY BACHMANN
Saturday 1:00PM – 2:00PM
“Hoedown, Frolic, Community Barn Dance”, call it what you will but it’s sure to get your toes tappin’ and your feet moving to lively squares, mixers, circle dances and more. No experience needed. All are welcome, though young children may need adult assistance. This is a dance with the true spirit of community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to dance with whoever else is there looking to dance.
TALES OF A MUSICAL LIFE DAVID HOLT interviews participants in the York County Oral History Project
SATURDAY 2:30PM – 3:30PM
DAVID HOLT interviews participants in the York County Oral History Project
David Holt, a master musician and storyteller will interview four participants in the York County Oral History Project. Funded through an Embracing Aging grant, this goal of this project was to capture the stories of older adults living in York County who have participated with music throughout their lives. Meet JERRY MCCOURY who is a bass player and member of a legendary bluegrass family. Jerry lives in Thomasville and has played with his brother Del at the Grand Old Opry. WAYNE MORRIS is a guitar player who plays cowboy music, western swing and country. Wayne lives in York and as a young person traveled from camp meeting to camp meeting with his father, who was a preacher. CUSHLA SROUR is a penny whistle, flute, and piano player who performs with husband Jim, and sons Jonathon and Josh as Irish Blessing. Cushla lives in York and originally comes from New Zealand. JOE CORIA is a jazz drummer who has toured with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Joe lives in Dallastown and at one time had to choose between music and being a professional baseball player.
DAVID HOLT AND JOSH GOFORTH
SATURDAY 3:45PM – 5:00PM
Sponsored by Rodney Owens
Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee, Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old-time mountain music and stories.Between them, they combine the virtuosic sounds of guitar, banjo, fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin, and a world of exciting rhythm instruments from hambone (body slapping) rhythms, to spoons, stump-fiddle, rhythm bones, jaw harp, and even paper bag. It is a program of songs, stories and amazing musicianship that will appeal to all ages. David is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost folk musicians and storytellers. For 35 years he has been collecting and performing the music of the old time Southern mountaineers. Josh is descended from many of the old-timers David learned from in the late 1960s in Lonesome Mountain, NC. For David, combining forces with Josh is making a full circle.
MOSTLY WALTZ WORKSHOP
This graceful dance is always in style. Learn the traditional waltz, also known as turning or rotary waltz — for beginners as well as dancers who want to improve their technique. We’ll cover the basics of footwork, partnering, leading and following; understanding the structure and rhythm of waltz music.This workshop will include a few popular flourishes.
CONTRA MINI WORKSHOP with KARL SENSEMAN & TERRY BACHMANN
SATURDAY 6PM – 6:45PM
Contra mini-workshop – just the thing to brush up on contra dance figures or learn them for the first time. Almost every figure is done to a ‘walking’ step so there is no fancy footwork required. For the most part it’s just ‘Smile and Go with the Flow’.
CONTRA DANCE with PETE’S POSSE and calling by KATHY ANDERSON
SATURDAY 7PM – 10PM
Join us for a
mixture of contra dances, squares and other dances welcoming to
all. All dances taught, you don’t need to bring a partner, and you
will enjoy dancing to the wonderful tunes by Pete’s Posse.
TRIAN with Irish Step Dancers
SUNDAY 10AM – 10:45AM
Trian brings together three musicians, fiddler Liz Carroll, accordionist Billy McComiskey, and guitarist/singer Dáithí Sproule, who are at the very pinnacle of the Celtic music genre. Liz Carroll is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding Irish fiddlers of all time. She won the All-Ireland Senior title at just 18 years old, is a 1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow, and has been nominated for a Grammy. Additionally, Carroll’s outstanding compositions are played and loved by musicians throughout the world. Billy McComiskey is a world-renowned accordion, or “box,” player and composer who was taught by the great Sean McGlynn, a master of the East Galway style of Irish traditional music. McComiskey won the All-Ireland Senior title in 1986, and in 2016 became an NEA National Heritage Fellow. Dáithí Sproule, a member of the Irish supergroup Altan, is a fine singer in both Irish and English and is one of the first guitarists to develop DADGAD tuning for Irish music
KULU MELE AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM ENSEMBLE
SUNDAY 11AM – 12:30PM
Inspired by the voices of its ancestors, Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble preserves and presents the traditional dance and music of Africa and the African Diaspora, and celebrates contemporary African American culture. Their performances features authentic traditional dance and drumming from West Africa, Cuba and Brazil performed in traditional costumes and also includes contemporary American hip hop. Kulu Mele has performed at some of world’s most prestigious performing arts venues, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Hall at The Los Angeles Music Center. In September, 2015, Kulu Mele performed as part of the official entertainment during the Philadelphia visit of Pope Francis.
HIP HOP DANCE WORKSHOP
Hip-hop is rooted in traditional West African movement and rhythms. Kulu Mele dancer and expert hip-hopper Bryant Lee will teach a recreational workshop that will engage the energy and enthusiasm of its participants as they journey into hip-hop and street grooves movement, music and culture. Dress comfortably and wear sneakers. Age 10 and up.