The roots of Appalachian music and dance run deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and have been passed down for generations. The Street Dance is a Hendersonville tradition that started in 1918 when the citizens of Hendersonville took to the street to welcome home the soldiers from WWI. Today the Street Dance comes alive with people square dancing and clogging to regional bands playing traditional bluegrass music. The Street Dance caller gives simple steps and movements, prompting dance figures for people to follow during the square dances. Special appearances by area clogging teams make for an entertaining, foot stomping evening.
If you don’t know how to square dance come at 6:30 pm for basic square dancing lessons from caller, Walt Puckett.
Seating area opens after 5:30 pm; early admission is strictly prohibited. Bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music and dancing. Please leave your pets comfortably at home. Admission is free. No alcoholic beverages, backpacks or coolers allowed. In case of inclement weather the dance will be postponed until 8:00 pm; if the weather does not improve by 8:00 pm the performance will be cancelled.
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