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Calling all Dance Callers

by Annie Fain Barralon on April 1, 2014

in Featured Classes, Featured Teacher, Music! Dancing!

Have you already done some contra or square dance calling, are an experienced dancer and looking to take your skills to the next level? Join not one, but TWO dance calling masters for a week of all day, hands on, calling experience and mentorship. The Dance Callers Workshop (June 15-21) emphasizes program planning, teaching techniques, […]


Join NC-based musician, percussionist, educator and storyteller, Jubal Creech for a week of drumming your heart out in Ground Yourself with Rhythm April 20-26 (Earth Week). Drumming is as old as the first heartbeat of human kind. It is a universal, percussive language for communities around the world in celebration of everything from moon cycles […]


I stopped by the Yarn Circle on a Monday afternoon to speak with Martha Owen, our beloved longtime Resident Artist in Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing and Felt Making. We talked about many things including fiber arts, raising sheep, travel, artistic process, Fair Isle, her rich history with the Folk School, and more. Enjoy our interview! CP: […]


Chair Making has a long history in Appalachia and at the Folk School. When the school first opened its doors in 1925, folks in the community donated 100 hand-made chairs to be used in the school’s opening celebration. Most of those remain on campus today in places like the Keith House living room, as well […]


When I found out Pattie Bagley (Resident Artist for Baskets, Brooms, and Chair Seats/local mischief maker) was teaching an introductory rib baskets class, I knew I wanted a spot in the class. Right before coming down to the Folk School to begin my term as a second-time host, I completed my masters degree in Occupational […]