Dance troupes and bands converge on the Ozark Folk Center State Park September 7-9 for the annual Folk Dance Days weekend. This event offers three fun-filled days of live music, community dances, and workshops focused on Traditional styles of dance such as clogging, step dancing, Scottish, English, contras, squares, waltzes, and Ozark jigging. For a complete schedule of events and pre-registration info visit OzarkFolkCenter.com.
This Friday, on-lookers can watch dancers from across the region compete for the coveted title of State Jig-dancing Champ in the Folk Center’s 1,000-seat Music Theater. The competition is free to enjoy (or compete in) with an evening music show to follow featuring local favorites Pam Setser and Brad Apple. Tickets to evening shows are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 6-12, and FREE for children 5 and under.
Other events during Folk Dance Days weekend include:
• Community Dances - Friday & Saturday (after evening show) at Dry Creek Cabin lodge
• Saturday Clogging Show- 12p.m. in Music Theater
• Saturday Evening Dance (and Music) Show, 7p.m. in Music Theater
• Sunday Dance Round-up – 10a.m.-12p.m. at Dry Creek Cabin lodge
The Ozark Folk Center State Park will host Celebrity Performer and legendary folk and blues performer, Taj Mahal on Friday, September 28 and Feature Performer Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash, October 13. Tickets for upcoming Feature/Celebrity Performers are available online at OzarkFolkCenter.TicketLeap.com.