Family Ceilidh: Stories, Song, and Dance for all ages with Danielle Enblom

Dance Building

Danielle Enblom is the only performer, practitioner, and researcher in the country who has a background in modern Irish step dance, old-style Irish step dance, and sean-nós dance and who also practices North American forms of traditional percussive dance, including Appalachian clogging, Quebecois step dancing, and Cape Breton step dancing. danielleenblom.com

Embodied Tap History: The Shim Sham Shimmy with Michael Love

Dance Building

In this workshop, Michael J. Love will share both an oral and embodied history of The Shim Sham Shimmy—a routine known to tap dancers as the "national anthem" and a familiar collection of rhythmic phrases referenced by dancers in many other forms. A short, informal lecture and discussion will be followed by a breakdown of […]

Body Percussion with Evie Ladin

Dance Building

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer, and square-dance caller, Evie Ladin reconnects Appalachian music and dance with other African-Diaspora traditions in her performances and recordings and in her teaching. She writes clever lyrics with mature arrangements, calls rowdy square dances for urban crowds, choreographs new body music/percussive dance for contemporary dance and film, leads seminars […]

Afternoon Waltz with Toss the Possum

Dance Building

Toss the Possum has been playing contra dances as a family band since 2004. The current lineup is Laura on keyboard and Rob on fiddle, percussion, and vocals. They play with high energy and a big sound, but also create lyrical magic on smooth sets. Their goal is to give the dancers the best experience […]

Hawaiian Dance Workshop with Hālau O Keikiali’i

Dance Building

Hālau O Keikiali’i is a Hawaiian cultural and dance group based in South San Francisco under the direction of Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche. Since 1994, their goal has been to educate the general public about the Hawaiian culture and its traditional customs, values, and protocols. Besides holding regularly scheduled classes, they strive to help perpetuate […]

Contra Dance with Will Mentor and Stomp Rocket

Dance Building

Beacoup de stomping pour le contra danse. Whoops! Sorry. That’s Stomp Rocket, a trio whose moniker evokes a certain wholesome recklessness and perfectly captures the zip/chunk/zoom essence of the band’s sound. They are fiddler extraordinaire, guitarist, and teacher Dave Langford; mandolinist and tenor-banjo player Glen Loper; and guitarist (sometimes pianist) Bethany Waickman. Will Mentor is […]

Appalachian Flatfooting with Rodney Sutton

Dance Building

Rodney Clay Sutton is performs and teaches of Appalachian step dance, both flatfoot and clogging. He calls square and contra dances, tells stories, and sings ballads. Rodney offers workshops, lectures, and demonstrations for a range of age groups or for occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or even corporate gatherings.He is also a concert and festival producer, […]