Workshops

Flat foot dancing workshop

Workshops are available for groups of up to 30 in a 1 hr session

The workshop is suitable for ages 7 and upwards and no previous experience is needed.

Flat footing is a traditional percussive folk dance from the Appalachian mountain region of North America. Phoebe Ophelia Douthwaite began flat foot dancing 6 years ago and annually travels to North Carolina to learn more about the American folk dance scene and has studied with Ira Bernstein, Rodney Sutton and Matt Gordon, and The Green Grass Cloggers. She has taught percussive dance in the UK (Sidmouth Folk festival and Northern School of Contemporary Dance), USA Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has won awards for Step Dancing at festivals West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

In these workshops we will cover the basic steps of traditional Appalachian step dancing (flat footing) and learn how to combine steps for solo free styling. All levels welcome and please bring either hard leather soled shoes (preferably no taps) or shoes without grip.