Mountain Heritage Day

WCU photo

Western Carolina University will hold its 44th annual Mountain Heritage Day, a community event on campus that showcases traditional Southern Appalachian culture through music, dance, skills and crafts, on Saturday, Sept. 29. more


The Hendersonville Street Dance is celebrating 100 years this year in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina. more


Contra dancing at John C. Campbell

John C. Campbell Folk School photo

If it’s Thursday night, it’s the Old Farmer’s Ball just outside of Asheville, when contra dance takes over the wood-floored barn of Warren Wilson College. more


Waynesville street dance 01

Margaret Hester photo

Community is not created simply by proximity. It takes a movement, sometimes repeated movements that, if one looks closely enough, might even resemble dancing, dancing in the streets. It matters not what one wears, just as long as one is there. more


Folkmoot USA fits so perfectly into the landscape of Western North Carolina that its supporters are hardly surprised that the international dance and music festival will celebrate its 25th year in 2008. more