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Linda Block Beginner Clogging and Flatfoot Weekend Intensive
June 7, 2019 : 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
One event on June 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
The Handmade Music School is very excited to offer this full weekend Clogging/Flatfoot Dancing event with Linda Block!
Friday – Sunday June 7th-9th 2019 Clogging/Flatfoot weekend with Linda Block
The full weekend intensive will be limited to 15 participants.
There are 10 Friday night only options available as well.
Please click on the link for more information and to reserve your ticket early!
Introduction to Flatfooting on Friday, June 7. Cost is $40. Includes:
- Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm: two hour Flatfooting/Clogging introduction plus a ticket to the Friday Night Jamboree.
Full Weekend Flatfooting/Clogging Immersion on Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9. Cost for the full weekend is $175 / $185 after May 25. Includes:
- Friday 6:00pm to 8:00pm: two hour Flatfooting introduction plus a ticket to the Friday Night Jamboree.
- Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm: intensive workshop with lunch at the Floyd Country Store and a ticket to the Saturday night dance band.
- Sunday 10:00am to 11:30am: intensive workshop. Stay for the free Sunday Old Time Jam!
Tired of sitting on the sidelines while others play music? This weekend workshop is for you!
You will learn the basics and beyond in this 8-hour clogging/flatfoot weekend workshop. Each session starts with a warm-up followed by instruction on a variety of basic steps. We will work in a large group, small groups, and individually learning how to string steps together and to improvise. You can take video of new steps after each class and we will finish with some simple stretches. My teaching style is to dance more and talk less, so you will be active. We will take breaks as needed – interspersing dance with related discussions about footwear, places to dance, history of the dance, portable dance floors, music structure, and more.
Friday is an open introductory workshop, so expect a larger group. The weekend experience will be limited to 15 dancers. Children ages 10 and above are welcome if accompanied by a parent.
The weekend will include admission to the Friday night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store with three live bands to practice your new steps with! Lunch on Saturday catered by The Floyd Country Store and tickets to the Dance band that evening will also be included.
Three days of dancing, two evenings of live bands, lunch at the Country Store and Sunday instructions before the Sunday Jam will make for an amazing weekend of learning and fun!
Linda Block has taught Appalachian Clogging/Flatfoot classes for adults, seniors, and elementary students and has worked as an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has performed with numerous Appalachian Clogging teams (including 10 years with the Cub Hill Cloggers) and currently dances with the infamous Green Grass Cloggers (since 2009). Over the years, she has placed 1st or 2nd in several solo clogging competitions. As a career Environmental Educator, she prides herself in her interactive and varied teaching style and receives high praise from her students. She passes her life-long passion for dance to those with whom she has the privilege to interact.
Linda’s dance and music habit started over 35 years ago with Israeli, Contra, and Square dance. Her repertoire soon grew to include the varied rhythms of International Folk Dance, Clogging, Scandinavian Dance, Swing/Lindy Hop, Zydeco, Cajun, Country, and Salsa. In addition to clogging, she has performed with the Keren Ohr Israeli Dance Troup, Penn State International Dance Troupe, Undecided String Band, Jazz Action Figures (Lindy), and on the streets as a busker. She placed 3rd in zydeco dance at the SW Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival.
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