The New Year’s Eve Community Room Dance Floor in 2017

Broadcasting from the Folk School Library, Carl Dreher hosts this wonderful 2-part video collection featuring a look at the John C. Campbell Folk School’s New Year’s Eve traditions. Learn about the music and dance traditions of Winter Dance Week. See archival footage of dancing and hear from Brasstown Morris Dance leaders about the Folk School’s dance traditions.

You’ll recognize many Folk School folks talking about their memories and different traditions. Bob Dalsemer tells us about history of Winter Dance Week. Nanette Davidson reveals the origins of Rural Felicity Garland Dancers and Dame’s Rocket NW Clog Morris. Martha Owen tells us about Stix in the Mud Border Morris. Carl Dreher talks about Rapper Sword. Also enjoy a tour of a very special Keith House room by Nick Kelischek.

2020 John C. Campbell Folk School’s New Year’s Eve, An Encore Presentation, part 1 of 2.

2020 John C. Campbell Folk School’s New Year’s Eve, An Encore Presentation, part 2 of 2.

This video series is an encore version of a program created by Carl for the 2020 New Year’s Eve Sea-to-Sea Virtual Dance Extravaganza. The Folk School’s annual Winter Dance Week typically takes place Dec 26-Jan 1. A big thanks to Carl Dreher, Charlotte Bristow, and Nick Kelischek for the production of this series.

Enjoy a photo album of previous Winter Dance Weeks.
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The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.