Flatfoot Dance Workshop + Traditional Harmony Vocal workshop
SUNDAY MARCH 12th
Student have the option of signing up for either the dance or vocal workshop for $25 each or $40 for both.
10am - 11:30am - Flatfoot Dance Workshop
11:30am - 1pm - Traditional Harmony Workshop
ASPS Flat-footing 101
Instructor: Rebecca Stout (live music w/Molly white and Steve Werner)
Straight from the mountains of Appalachia this beginner friendly class introduces the student to the funny stories, history, culture, styles, steps and all-out fun of Appalachian percussive step dance. There will be demonstrations, practice sessions, questions, and live music for all to enjoy. No partner or dance experience necessary! The student learns the Soldier’s March, Jimmy, Mitchell, Bowman, Leaf Shuffle, Zig Zags, Chugs, Nashville, Coleman and Buck Step. 1hr 15min.
Prerequisites: Be prepared to tell a short, good joke and smile.
Bring: Water, hard-soled shoes if you have 'em, something to video with if you are gonna get serious.
Traditional Harmony Singing
Instructors: Rebecca Stout, Molly White & Steve Werner
Singing in harmony begins with “thinking in harmony”. Learn how to tune in to the voices around you while practicing an array tips and tricks for harmonious singing in duos & trios. Go on a fascinating journey that highlights subtle stylistic changes, which can turn a nitty-gritty Old-Time song into a sweet, “high-lonesome” Bluegrass number. This class will mainly focus on learning by ear, but handouts with lyrics and notation will also be provided.
Prerequisites: A willingness to give up your own super-stardom in order to play a supporting role is key. Since the class is harmony singing rather than basic singing technique, the ability to basically carry a tune is real helpful for this one, but not required. We’ll work with singers of all levels.
Bring: If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it. Recording devices will be extremely helpful. Pen and paper is old school, but smart. If you get bored, at least you can doodle or pass love notes.