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Music & Dance

Try Your Hand at Ukulele

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 19, 2017

in Featured Classes, Music & Dance

Join Peter Thomas on September 17-23 and learn how to make your ukulele sing. This introductory class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate alike. Even though the class description says level one, students who already have a little experience are welcome and will certainly have fun and advance their playing skills by taking the class. […]

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French Bal Folk Dance Sampler

by Annie Fain Barralon on August 11, 2017

in Music & Dance

Interested in trying a bit of French Dance? A French Bal Folk Weekend Workshop is coming up Sept. 8-10, 2017 at the Folk School. Nadine Marianelli and Polo Bulguière are coming all the way from France to co-teach and play the music along with Geraud and Annie Fain Barralon. Join us for a lovely weekend […]

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Let’s Dance

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 23, 2017

in Class Picks, Music & Dance

Dance gets your body moving and your brain thinking. This timeless form of movement also connects us with others, and awakens our sense of playfulness. Come learn to clog Appalachian-style, delve into contra dance, and try your hand at calling a dance – plus much more. Explore this year’s lineup of dance events. We’ll see […]

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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on April 30. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn, marched through Studio Row to Keith House and ended by the Maypole. Then the Morris Dancers entertained the crowd with some lively dance numbers. Happy Spring!

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On Friday, April 8, high school students in the Folk School JAM Program played a concert in the Community Room to celebrate the conclusion of the first session. Under the direction of Johnny Scroggs (guitar) and Peggy Patrick (fiddle), students spent 12 weeks learning traditional Appalachian music as part of the Folk School JAM program. […]

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