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Percussive Dance for Contra Dancers (and everyone else!), with Becky Hill & Rachel Eddy

  • 19 Sep 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Zoom!


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Join Becky Hill and Rachel Eddy on Sunday, September 19 from 7:30pm, for an all-levels percussive dance workshop focused on musicality. This workshop will be part performance, conversation, and dance workshop. Dancers will sample several basic footwork patterns borrowed from North American percussive dance styles including tap, French Canadian step dance, clogging, and flatfooting. We will embody the musical phrase by digging into melody and syncopation, replicate melodic instrumental lines, and employ rhythmic support akin to a drum set.

The workshop will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live. Grab your dance shoes, connect to Zoom, and add some new moves to your repertoire.

Becky Hill is a sought-after percussive dancer, Appalachian square dance caller, and choreographer. She “slides and shuffles her feet with the precision of snare brushes” (NPR Music). As an avid community organizer and teacher, Hill’s work is deeply rooted in the connections between music and community. She believes there is always more to learn and is dedicated to creating innovative choreography that blurs the lines between music and dance. www.rebeccahill.org

Rachel Eddy is a native of West Virginia who grew up in a musical family steeped in the traditions of Appalachian music and dance. Now based in Washington, D.C., they are known throughout the world as both a dynamic, emotionally powerful performer and an engaging, thoughtful teacher. Rachel’s soulful singing and multi-instrumental finesse—including fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin—may be heard on numerous solo and collaborative recordings as well as at dances and jam sessions, where Rachel is dedicated to fostering community and sharing a love of music with others

Attendees are invited to donate to support these performers:

Our suggested minimum donation for this event is $15. (If you can give more, a higher amount will help support the artists.) 

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