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Stepping into Culture and Dance

Stepping into Culture and Dance

Students in the District were treated to a special “American Footsteps” program by Pat Cannon’s Foot and Fiddle Dance Company on April 29 and 30.

The dance company first visited Kramer Lane Elementary School, then brought the performance to Charles Campagne Elementary School the next day. The high energy show welcomed student participation while spotlighting American folk dance and music.

Ms. Cannon and her band brought live fiddle playing, singing and dancing while helping students gain an understanding of the historical and multicultural origins of American folk dance. Featured forms included Appalachian Clogging, Tap Dance, Irish Step Dance and Square Dance. In addition to witnessing the skills of the professionals, students and teachers were invited on stage to take part in a Square Dance rendition.

The district thanks the Foot and Fiddle Dance Company for showcasing the tradition of American folk dance and music while demonstrating the importance of respect and teamwork.

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