Appalachian Flat-Footing Workshop with World-Renowned Dancer Nic Gareiss




Contact Info:

(505) 670-2152

Ticket Info

In Advance: $20

At the Door: $25

Event Description

Come make old-time music with your feet! This affordable community workshop is fun for all, whether or not you have ever danced before. Flat-footing is a solo freestyle form of American dance originating in the Appalachian mountains, with connections to Western European, Native American, and West African dance. Using the toes, heel, and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flat-footing is a percussive dance style that articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music. World-renowned dancer and ethnographic dance and music researcher Nic Gareiss is traveling from Ireland to offer this special workshop with Belisama Dance of Santa Fe. An energetic performer and teacher, Gareiss is extremely popular at fiddle and dance camps across the US, and as a human "instrument" touring with a variety of bands. Join the fun−Gareiss makes his enjoyable teaching style accessible to everyone. Workshop includes live fi ddle music by local musician and Irish dancer Maria Jones (age 17, most recently at Belisama Dance's 'Rhythm of Fire' performance at The Lensic).


This event also takes place at NMDT, 149 Central Park Square in Los Alamos, from 3:30-5pm.