WORKSHOP SERIES: Ozark Mountain Square Dance for beginners and intermediate dancers

  • April 4, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Folk School of Fayetteville

    207 West Center Street
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Ticket Price $60.00 This event is now over

Six Sessions:  Thursdays starting April 4 - May 16 (excludes April 11th)
6:30pm - 8pm
Hosted by Steve Green


This is a 6 week workshop series that will introduce students to traditional Old Time Ozark Mountain square dancing. 
Open to all levels of experience, and beginner friendly.

These workshops will have you dancing with confidence at the several square dances we have locally each month, and able to join in at square dances around the country.  Ozark Mountain Square Dancing is a traditional folk dance, and is unique in that dancers often add spontaneous percussive steps during the dance.  This percussive stepping, called flatfooting in the Appalachians, or "jigging" as we call it in the Ozarks, lets the dancer "keep the beat with their feet", and is quite simple to learn.  

Class registration minimum is 10.

About Steve Green
Steve has been dancing longer than he will admit, and is a recent senior National Buck Dance champion. He has taught Flatfoot dance around the US, and in Scotland, England, and Ireland. His teaching has been described as clear, humorous, and accessible. 

Currently he leads square dances around NW Arkansas.

Date & Time

Thu, Apr 4, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Folk School of Fayetteville

207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 Folk School of Fayetteville
Folk School of Fayetteville

FOLK SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE is a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization popularly known as Fayetteville Roots. 
For over a 13 years we have carried out our mission to connnect community through music and food. Over that time we have fostered concerts & community/educational events in Northwest Arkansas. We believe in our music community and strive to create opportunies for connections and learning. 

In 2022 one of our signature events, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, was paused. 2023 brings a new chapter and a new location for our organization. The Folk School of Fayetteville, located in the historic Walker Stone House near the Fayetteville Square, will open in late Spring 2023 with space for lessons, classes, workshops, jams, and more.

What is a Folk School and why do you need to know about it?
Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.     Folk Schools create an environment that encourages People teaching People, rather than a classical education approach of Professor and Student.

Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  Folk School is open to all genres, identities, and cultures, and is excited to host music that is as dynamic and varied as our community.

Folk School of Fayetteville is buit on the body of work (13 years) of Fayetteville Roots Festival, and is fostered on many of its guiding principles:
Create opportunities for our music community
Support and present multivaried music genres, identities, & cultures
Commitment to free & low-cost community learning
Creative re-use of existing urban spaces
Collaboration with the community & music/arts organizations
Low waste & low impact sustainable events

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